Bellaria Igea Marina
Was a small old fishing village which, in the course of the twentieth century, became a well-known seaside holiday resort. The beach stretches for seven kilometres along the Adriatic and, in summer, provides ample space to live and enjoy a holiday by the sea.
Postcards of past times show elegant ladies strolling along the beach under their parasols. They testify to the early days of tourism, the beginning of a tradition of warm hospitality that Bellaria Igea Marina has never abandoned since, rather it has further enhanced and encouraged it.
There are: comfortable hotels with modern facilities, restaurants offering a choice of fish straight from the Adriatic and local agricultural produce, sports facilities of all kinds and a profusion of coffee bars, pubs and entertainment. Thanks to these characteristics and the facilities offered by its hotels, Bellaria Igea Marina has become a favourite holiday choice for families with children. A short distance from the sea and the town centre there is a modern congress centre ready to welcome those attending business meetings and conventions. The whole area enjoys modern conveniences. The centre of Bellaria Igea Marina has tree-lined streets reserved fro pedestrians accessing boutiques, ice-cream vendors, pizza parlours and night clubs, places ideal for shopping or an evening stroll. There are even entertaining events organized by the town for its guests.
At Bellaria Igea Marina the blue is mingled with green thanks to the ample Mulberry Park at Igea Marina.
Evidences of the past are the Saracen Tower and the Red House. The Tower, built in the seventeenth century to look out for pirates, today houses an interesting collection of shells. In the Red House, a villa in art nouveau style, the writer Alfredo Panzini liked to spend his holidays by the sea. Every summer cultural and literary events are held in its gardens.
The most important resource of Bellaria Igea Marina is its beach of fine sand, equipped with beach umbrellas, beach beds and other facilities. It is a place where every one in the family – children, young people and the older generation – finds peace, relaxation and enjoyment. There is also night-life on the beach. In fact, at Igea Marina, one of the centres of the Romagnolo movida is to be found in front of Pavese Park.
Patron: Saint Apollonia (9th february).
Tourist Information Office
via L. da Vinci, 2
tel. 0541 343808 - fax 0541 345491
Blue Flag awarded for the beach in 2016, 2015, 2014
Surface: 18,3 kmq
how to get there:
motorway A 14 "Bologna - Bari" - tollgate "Rimini Nord" (distance km 6)
state road SS 16 Adriatica - "Ferrara-Ostuni"
provincial road SP 89 "San Mauro - Castellabate"
provincial road SP13 bis "Prolungamento Uso"
railway railway line "Ravenna - Rimini"
railway stations tel. 892021
(ticket office service made by Re Viaggi c/o railway station tel. 0541347329 and Viaggi Martinelli, viale Panzini 42 tel. 0541 413417)
Bellaria pl. Gramsci
Igea Marina vl. Ennio
railway stations near Bellaria-Igea Marina (within 10 km)
Rimini frazioni Nord - Torre Pedrera, Viserba, Gatteo Mare, Cesenatico, Santarcangelo di Romagna
airport Rimini - Miramare via Flaminia tel. tel. 0541 379800