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Rimini is a city in the Emilia-Romagna region of northern Italy. It is the capital of the province of Rimini. The city is located between the Marecchia and Ausa rivers. Rimini was founded by the Romans in the 3rd century BC and, due to its ideal location, quickly became an important city, especially as a communication link between the southern and northern parts of the country. Thanks to its long and rich past, today you can admire here a great number of historical, religious and cultural monuments. Moreover, Rimini is a city with great love for art. In the past, many world-famous artists came to Rimini to relax and express themselves. One of the most famous artists who came to Rimini to relax and work was undoubtedly Leonardo Da Vinci, who created the Tempio Malatestiano here in Rimini, for example. Moreover, Rimini was an important Italian city in many ways. We have already mentioned art and communication between the South and the North, but we should also not forget that Rimini was always an important political city, very fond of the revolution and civil rights. During the Second World War, Rimini was often bombed and attacked, but it was also a place where the partisan movement in Italy was very strong and the resistance movement received the gold medal for civic courage.
Rimini also has a long past in terms of tourism. The first resorts in Rimini were founded in the 19th century and today, thanks to its location, reputation and excellent climate, Rimini is one of the most important Italian resorts, to which many tourists from Italy and all over the world come every year to spend their vacations on the Adriatic coast. This is mainly thanks to its fantastic beaches. Rimini is known for its 15 kilometres of sandy beaches that offer tourists with different preferences all kinds of activities for their summer vacation. You can just relax in the shade, drink a cocktail and swim in the sea from time to time, but you can also take part in the numerous water sports offered here or go to some great bars and restaurants on the beaches. It is good to know that Rimini is also a great destination for those who are looking for lively nightlife. Here you will find many great clubs and discos where many parties take place, especially in the summer season.
But Rimini is so much more than beaches and nightlife. During your stay in Rimini, you should explore the city, especially the old town is a must. There are many great monuments, museums, galleries, architecture, etc. that you simply should not miss. You should also enjoy the delicious Italian cuisine. Italy is known as a destination for foodies and it is no different here. In Rimini, there are many restaurants and taverns where you can try delicious local dishes or combine them with menus from other parts of Italy and the world.
Since there are many beaches in this area, it is probably a good idea to rent a car here if you want to explore the wider Rimini area. The location of the city is ideal for a road trip. So, if you are planning a road trip through Italy, you should put Rimini on the list of cities where you will make a stopover or even start your road trip through this amazing country.
Basic info and car hire in Rimini
- Location: Emilia-Romagna region, Italy
- Population: 148,688
- Official language: Italian
- Currency: Euro
- Weather: Rimini has a humid subtropical climate
- Internet coverage: Hotels, bars, restaurants, and cafés offer Wi-Fi.
- Road conditions: Most roads in Rimini are in good condition.
- Car hire in Rimini: The most common pick-up point for vehicles in Rimini is at the Rimini Airport. Please note that prices vary frequently. It is best to book a car 3 to 8 weeks in advance of your desired pick-up date - this will ensure you get the cheapest rental rate. Alternatively, it is also possible to find cheap last-minute car hire. Find the best deal on car hire in Rimini!
Driving in Rimini
Exploring Rimini by car is possible, but probably not the best solution, especially in summer, when the city is visited by many tourists and traffic jams are frequent. It is best to explore some parts of the city by car and the other parts by other means of transport or even on foot.
If you are travelling by car in Rimini, you should know that you are allowed to enter the city centre only with a permit. If your hotel or apartment is located in a place where you have to cross the historic centre, you should contact the municipal police station, as this type of permit is issued there.
There are many parking lots in the city, so finding a parking space in Rimini should not be too difficult. The parking lots are secure and are usually monitored. Others have parking meters or devices where you can pay depending on how long you park. Some suggestions for parking: Piazza Malatesta, Piazza Ferrari, Piazza Valturio, in Via Soleri Brancaleoni, near Palazzo Ghetti, in Via Clementini, Via Roma, Via de la Fierra, near Torre Pedrera.
If you are interested in other means of transportation, you can choose between cab, bus, streetcar and bicycle. There are many cab stands scattered throughout the city. Here are some of the main cab stands for tourists: Piazzale C. Battisti Stazione, Fiera, Hospital, Piazza Cavour, Piazzetta Teatini, Piazza Tripoli, Miramare Station, Viserba and Marina Centro.
For those who want to explore the city by bike, there are many bike rentals and also a bike-sharing system. Together with the many kilometres of bike paths, Rimini is truly an ideal destination for bike lovers.
- Age limits: 21 years old-25 for larger vehicles
- International Driving Permit: Yes, if you are a non-EU license holder.
- Additional papers: Identification(passport), a valid driving license, and valid proof of insurance.
- Additional requirements: Glasses (in case you need glasses, you must always have a spare pair in the car), light bulbs (are usually already in the car and are provided by the car rental company), warning triangle (2 are required for all vehicles registered in Italy and 1 if coming from abroad), high visibility vest (recently made compulsory)- First aid kit (not compulsory, but we strongly recommend you have it with you, just in case).
- Children in the car: Children up to the age of 10 may only be taken in the back seat and a suitable child seat must be available up to a height of 1.50 meters.
- Driving side of the road: Right hand
- Lights: Check that all lights are working, clean, and correctly aimed.
- General speed limits: The speed limit in cities is 50 km/h, although in certain areas the speed limit may be reduced to 30 km/h. Main highways are limited to 130 km/h, non-major highways to 110 km/h, and local roads to 90 km/h.
Car Hire in Rimini
Most popular car hire at Rimini
The most selected hire car in Rimini is the Fiat 500, Renault Clio or Opel Corsa. Renault Captur is also being a popular option. The most popular car types in Rimini are mini and economy.
Popular Driving Routes
Popular One-Way car hire from Rimini
Want to rent a car for a one-way trip? No worries! Orbit Car Hire offers a variety of one-way Car Hire options in many locations outside of Rimini. One-way car rental is ideal for cross-town or cross-country travel, saving time by not returning to your original location. Start your reservation with Orbit Car Hire and find great options on one-way car hire at locations across the Italy.
Rimini-San Marino (23km with approximately 30 minutes of drive)
Rimini-Ravena (55km with approximately 1 hour of drive)
Rimini-Bologna (118km with approximately 1,5 hours of drive)
Rimini-Florence (170km with approximately 2,5-3 hours of drive)
Popular day trips from Rimini
Rimini is ideally located for many great day trips and excursions to other parts of the country that surround this beautiful city. The roads here are in good condition and you can choose different places for your day trip depending on your preferences. There is a wide variety of options in this part of the country for every type of tourist and traveller, so all you have to do is make a good plan and enjoy your trip.
Here are some of the most popular day trips from Rimini: San Marino, Venice, Rome, Florence, Pisa, Verona, San Leo, Cesenatico, Faenza...
What to see in Rimini
Rimini is an ideal place for a holiday. This place has so much to offer that every tourist or traveller will find something interesting to see or do here. Besides the more than 100 beaches in Rimini and its surroundings, there are many other things you should do and see in Rimini. For example, you should visit the Arco d'Augusto. This is one of the most important historical monuments of the city and is located at the end of Corso d'Augusto. It was built in 27 BC and later destroyed in the 1930s, but after World War II the arch was renovated and rebuilt and today you can admire this amazing piece of history while walking around the city of Rimini. Another important historical building is also the Tempio Malatestiano or Malatesta Temple. This cathedral was built between the 9th and 14th centuries and is popular mainly because it is still unfinished. A tower is still missing and yet it is a sight that attracts many visitors every year. Also thanks to the beautiful decorations, which are a work of art in themselves.
A very attractive place for many tourists here in Rimini is Italia in Miniatura. This amazing place welcomes tourists from all over the world and they can admire more than 200 miniature models of Italian monuments and buildings, made with great precision and many small details. There is also a children's playground and a restaurant here.
Ponte di Tiberio is a beautiful Roman bridge built in 20 BC. It is fascinating that the bridge is in really good condition, although it is more than 2000 years old. It is undoubtedly one of the most picturesque bridges in the area and one of the most popular places for taking photos.
You should also visit Piazza Tre Martiri, which is located in the heart of the city. This square is one of the most popular meeting places for locals and a few times a year a market is held here, but also some concerts and other cultural events are held here during the year. Besides, in this square, you can admire some fantastic architectural buildings, for example, Tempietto di Sant Antonio and Chiesa Dei Paoletti.
Do not forget about the beaches, because there are so many great beaches in Rimini and its surroundings. Some of the best beaches that you should not miss are: Bagno Egisto 38, Bagni Ricci, Playa del Sol, Viserba, Viserbella, Rivabella, Rivazzurra, Marina di viserbella, Altamarea Beach Village, Papeete Beach, Lido delle Sirene...
The best museums and galleries in Rimini: Museo Nazionale del Motociclo, Museo Delle Conchiglie E Della Marineria, A Rimini Caput Viarum, Far Fabbrica Arte, Museo delle Grazie, Fellini Museum, Federico Fellini Museum, Festival Del Mondo Antico...
Drive your rental car beyond Rimini
Rimini is located in the Emilia-Romagna region, one of the most prosperous and developed regions in Europe. The capital of this region is Bologna, known for its great historical, cultural and religious sites, as well as for some amazing architectural monuments, great museums and galleries and, of course, for being one of the oldest university cities. So if you are in Rimini, you should rent a car and take a road trip through this wonderful region. There are so many great cities you can visit here, such as Parma, Ferrara, Modena, Ravenna... This is also the region where some of the most famous car manufacturers come from, such as Ferrari, Lamborghini, Maserati, Pagani, De Tomaso, Dallara and Ducati.
But there are so many other regions in Italy that are worth exploring. For example, if you have decided to stay in the Umbria region and make a road trip through it, one of the activities you should put on your wish list is undoubtedly truffle hunting. This region is famous for its truffles and truffle hunting is truly a unique experience. In the countryside, you will find many experts searching for these "black diamonds". Besides truffle hunting, you can also learn a lot about the history of the region and the daily life of the locals. The Marmore Waterfalls are another sight not to be missed during your trip to the Umbria region. These are the largest man-made waterfalls in the world and the second-largest waterfalls in Italy. These amazing waterfalls were created by the Romans who wanted to divert the Velino River to use more fertile land. For this reason, the Marmore Waterfalls are one of the most visited attractions in this region. For people who prefer a more active holiday, there are many activities here, for example, rafting on the Nera River, cycling in nature, visiting the Monte Cucco Regional Park, a side trip to San Pietro
There are so many places to visit in Italy that you need to make a good plan if you want to take a road trip through Italy. Italy is a very diverse country with so much to see and do. But one thing is for sure, there is something for every kind of tourist here. Italy is known for its fantastic beaches, amazing cities, a large number of historical, religious and cultural monuments, great gastronomy, volcanic islands, the Alps, the Mediterranean Sea, beautiful lakes and rivers, breathtaking landscapes, etc.
The capital is Rome, which of course you must see. It is known as one of the most iconic cities in the world and certainly, the city most talked about in the history of mankind. Travelling from the north to the south of the country, you can experience so many different landscapes, people, cultures, cities and traditions that make Italy a special place. If we then add the truly rich and turbulent past of this boot-like country, there is no doubt that you should visit Italy at least once in your lifetime.
If you prefer winter and winter sports, then you should go to the Dolomites, because there are some of the most famous ski resorts in the world, such as Cortina d'Ampezzo. However, if you are more interested in history, you should visit Pompei and other cities in the south of the country.
Where to eat, drink, and party in Rimini
The Emilia-Romagna region is famous, among other things, for its gastronomy and this is no different in Rimini. The city is located by the sea, but the cuisine is not only based on seafood but there are many different dishes with all kinds of ingredients that are traditional and authentic for Rimini. Some of the most famous dishes are pasta (all kinds of pasta), meat and meat products, piadina, sfrappole, lasagnette and castagnole. Cheese (Parmesan cheese, Parmigiano Reggiano, Formaggio di Fossa).
Of course, when you are in Italy, you must try some of the delicious local wines. In Rimini you should try Colli di Rimini, Sangiovese di Romagna, Lambrusco, Cagnigna di Romagna, Trebbiano...
Rimini is also known as a great party destination with a very lively nightlife. There are some famous clubs you should visit if you are looking for quality nightlife in Rimini: Carnaby, Coconuts, Baia Imperiale, Velvet, Life, Altromondo,...
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What you need to know about renting a car
What do I need to rent a car in Italy?
A credit card in the name of the main driver needs to be presented. A security deposit may be required while renting a car so the credit card must have sufficient funds. You can find details about the security deposit listed while booking the vehicle as well as on your voucher. It is important to have a valid driving license with the name of the main driver as well as additional drivers when it applies. An International Driving Permit is required in addition to a National Driving License if the National Driving License you or any of the Additional Drivers hold is not clearly identifiable as a Driving License, eg, it is in a non-Latin alphabet (eg Arabic, Chinese, Cyrillic, Japanese). It can also depend on the country or car rental company you are renting with. If you have found a car on our website, you can press the rental terms link from the supplier for more information about driving license requirements. You will need to have identification with you such as a passport and ID cards. When you pick up your rental car you need to have your voucher with you.
How old to hire a car in Italy?
The minimum age to rent a car for Economy groups are 19 years old renters. For Compact, Intermediate car groups are available for 21 years old renters. Full-size vans and standard car Groups are available for 25 years old renters. With some suppliers for people over 75 years of age. Young driver surcharges may apply to many car rental companies for people under 21 years of age.
Do I need car insurance in Italy?
Insurances are very important when renting a car and can be different between countries. When renting a car in Italy with Orbit Car Hire the prices will include mandatory insurances in the country.
Do I need a credit card to rent a car in Italy?
In most cases, a credit card is required to be presented in the name of the main driver. A security deposit may be required when renting a car so it is important to have sufficient funds on the credit card. When searching for a car at Orbit you can see credit card requirements from all our suppliers.
Do I need an international driving license in Italy?
Drivers license issued in Italy or within the European Union does not have to provide an international drivers license. For drivers with a license issued outside of the EU will need to have an international driving license as well as your standard driving license. You must have both licenses with you at all times while driving a car in Italy.
How do I find the cheapest car hire in Italy?
You can find cheap car hire by comparing prices with all major car rentals at Orbit. A good idea can be to book in advance as the prices can increase closer to the travel period.
What is the cheapest rental car in Italy?
You will find the mini car category or economy cars to be the cheapest car categories. Vehicles such as Hyundai I10 and Fiat Panda often provide the best prices.
What is the best car rental company in Italy?
You may find excellent service provided by companies such as Europcar, Enterprise Rent a Car, Alamo, Keddy by Europcar, SurPrice Rent a Car, Ecovia, Sicily By Car and Locauto.
What types and makes of rental car deals can I find in Italy?
You will find car types such as mini, economy, compact, Full-Size, and luxury cars. Popular rental cars are Fiat Panda, Opel Corsa, Renault Clio, Fiat 500.
Does my rental car have unlimited mileage when I rent a car in Italy?
Most car rentals in Italy offer unlimited mileage in their offers.
How much to hire a car in Italy?
We have found prices down to 8 GBP per day. However, this may depend on the rental period, location and company.
Can you take a hire car from Italy to Slovenia?
Yes, most car hire companies will allow you to drive over to Slovenia while you have a vehicle for rent. It is a good idea to talk to the agent at the counter about this before heading out on the road. To get all necessary information needed.
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