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Riccione

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Riccione

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Name:Riccione
Location:Emilia-Romagna, Italy
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Sports:Tennis, Cycling, Swimming, Athletics, Triathlon, Football, Basketball, Volleyball

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Summary

Riccione is located on the Adriatic Rivera.

The swimming complex contains 4 pools, including one for diving. It has hosted many National and International competitions. The Italian Swimming Federation can also be found here. In 2012 Riccione hosted FINA World Masters Championships, swimming, diving, water polo, open water swimming, synchronized swimming

The pools are located just a short walk from Riccione's city centre, home of some outstanding public parks and hotels.

Marco Pantani lived and trained in this area which is perfect cycling country. The coastal roads are flat but venture inland to Barbotto Pass and climb Garfagnana Milestones. 

For athletics, football and the in-door sports hall, The Stadium of Riccione is located not far from the railway station. 

 

TRAVEL

By Air;
Federico Fellini (RMI) 6 km
Forli (FRL) 63 km

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ACCOMMODATION

                    see details of accommodation near Riccione

 

PLACES OF INTEREST

Agolanti Castle

Vassals of the Malatestas, the members of the Agolanti family were lords of Riccione. They were from Pistoia but soon spread all over Italy. In 1260 they settled in Rimini and asked the lords of the town for protection. The only remaining building of the family is the Castle, also known as The White Grave.
In 1657 the Queen Cristina of Sweden stayed at the Castle because an epidemic occurred in Rome. The Castle and the surrounding area have been recently restored.

Villa Mussolini
Villa Mussolini in Riccione is the location of the first Italian museum dedicated to tourism: the Duce’s seaside holiday home was purchased by Donna Rachele in 1934 and was transformed into an observatory of tourism flows. It is still the subject of research by many intellectuals today.

The two-storey building with a small tower, portico and garden (which ran the risk of being demolished in the 80's) was renovated by the City of Riccione, which manages it on free loan for use terms on behalf of owner Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio di Rimini.

Villa Mussolini played an important role in the Riviera’s tourism history between the two wars: in fact, the Duce’s choice launched the seaside in Romagna, not only because the Villa hosted famous people and foreign politicians and diplomats, but also because Claretta Petacci came to Rimini, her brother Arnaldo set up base in Cesenatico and Italy Balbo chose Cattolica

 

Training Facilities

ATHLETICS 

Athletucs Stadium
400 metres x 8 lanes
Synthetic Turf

 

SWIMMING

Olympic size Indoor Pool;
One 50 metres, 10 lanes, 2 metres depth
One 25 metres, 10 lanes, 1.20 metres including diving boards from 1 to 3 metres

Additional Indoor Pool;
25 metres, 5 lanes
1.80 depth

Outdoor Pool;
25 metres, 5 lanes
2 metres depth

Diving Pool;
21 metres by 18 metres, 5 metres depth
Diving boards; 1 and 3 metres
Diving Platforms; 5, 7.5 and 10 metres

Open Water Swimming;
Riccione as home of the 2012 FINA World Masters Championships

 

CYCLING

Marco Pantani lived and trained in this good cycling area. He was able to hone his exciting racing talent on the many types of roads.

Attempt the ascents already conquered by the great champions of cycling, such as the Barbotto Pass orr climb up to the “Cippo di Garfagnana”, (Garfagnana Milestone), where there is a monument to Pantani.

Teams based here include; Fasso Bortolo, Cofidis and The Italian National Triathlon team

                      see typical cycling routes from Riccione

 

SPORTS HALL

 

Gym
Boxing gym
6 indoor tennis courts

 

 

RUNNING

                      see typical running routes from Riccione

 

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