Rimini is a city surrounded by greenery. If you want to see for yourself, head to Google Earth and take a look! You’ll find a city filled with green parks next to an expanse of blue. Green spaces and the multitude of gardens and parks really add to the city’s beauty.
In addition to charming locations surrounded by greenery, such as the terrace at San Fortunato Church on Covignano Hill (the ideal location for a romantic walk with sea views), you’ll also find several urban parks and green spaces in this city, including Parco della Cava and its artificial lake just outside the walls, which is home to some lively aquatic fauna, and the Raggio Verde, which runs from the sea to Borgo San Giovanni and Borgo Mazzini.
However, Rimini’s largest and most spectacular parks is undoubtedly XXV Aprile Park (also called Marecchia Park). This gigantic green lung is located right in the heart of the city centre and is perfect for a stroll or some relaxation on the edge of the beautiful town square overlooking the water Piazza sull’Acqua. Built at the foot of the Ponte di Tiberio – where the ancient Marecchia River once flowed (before being diverted in the 1930s) – you’ll also find two wonderful cycle and pedestrian paths here leading to the Apennines and Valmarecchia.
Last but not least, we simply must mention the new Parco del Mare district. This area boasts more than ten kilometres of green space and is equipped with sports and relaxation facilities overlooking the sea. Once complete, it will become the largest green area in the city.