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Rimini (Italian pronunciation: [ˈriːmini]  ( listen), Latin name Ariminum) is a medium-sized city of 142,579 inhabitants in the Emilia-Romagna region of Italy, and capital city of the Province of Rimini. It is located on the Adriatic Sea, on the coast between the rivers Marecchia (the ancient Ariminus) and Ausa (ancient Aprusa). It is one of the most famous seaside resorts in Europe (sometimes called "Miami of Europe"), thanks to its 15 km-long sandy beach, over 1.000 hotels and thousands of bar, restaurants and discos. First bathing establishment opened in 1843. Rimini is also the hometown of the famous film director Federico Fellini. It also a charming city of art rich in roman and renaissance monuments.

Founded by the Romans in 268 BC, throughout their period of rule was a key communication link between the north and south of the peninsula, and on its soil Roman emperors erected monuments like the Arch of Augustus and the Tiberius Bridge, while during the Renaissance, under the House of Malatesta, his court was one of the most bright of that period, hosting artists like Leonardo and producing works such as the Malatesta Temple. In the XIX century was one of the most active city in the revolutionary front, hosting many of the movements aimed at unification, while during the Second World War the city was the scene of fierce clashes and bombings, but also of a fierce partisan resistance, that bestowed it the honor of a gold medal at the civic value. Finally, in recent years it has become one of the most important trade fairs and conferences in Italy, and sometimes in Europe.


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