Built at the beginning of the last century and set in the heart of a breath-taking park overlooking the Adriatic Sea, the Grand Hotel Rimini is universally considered to be the most prestigious hotel of the Riviera.
It is a pure expression of Art Nouveau. It was designed by the South American architect Paolo Somazzi and was officially inaugurated on July 1st 1908.
The foyer is ideally suited to making a dramatic grand entrance and
since 1994 the whole building has been a national monument.
It was greatly appreciated by Federico Fellini who kept a suite permanently booked there.
Not many people know this: it is possible to give yourself the satisfaction of going there, maybe passing through the beautiful
garden leading in from Piazzale Fellini, to have an aperitif or even dinner on the terrace overlooking the park, with an orchestra playing live in the background. You might even order the Fellini menu, the very dishes the Maestro always wanted, starting off with fish soup.