A holiday in Bellaria Igea Marina means taking a few days to relax in this lovely modern little town.
For two years running, Bellaria Igea Marina has been recognised as an ideal holiday spot for its environment and services. The townsfolk and those who work in tourism really know how to make you feel right at home. The town has great facilities and is easy to reach. During peak season, there are many holiday offers to Bellaria Igea Marina for every age and every budget.
From May to September the town's colours gleam in the sunshine of the Adriatic Coast. Strategically located in the middle of the Adriatic Riviera, you can quickly reach world famous cities of art such as Ravenna, Venice, Urbino and Florence. Today, nearby Rimini is the capital of fun, yet is also a historically important town rich in Roman and Renaissance treasures. The lovely beaches, excellent food, green parks, countless cultural events and shows make it the perfect place for carefree fun.
One of the Adriatic's most beautiful beaches runs along a stretch of sea which has often won the Blue Flag award. This golden carpet is perfect for sunbathing, sport, group activities and playing with your little ones, all while recharging your mental and physical batteries. The smooth sea floor slopes gently and is well attended by lifeguards. The well organised events spaces and countless services for bathers make Bellaria Igea Marina the perfect place for a family holiday.
For those who want more than a sunbed under a beach umbrella, you can enjoy aerobics, aqua-gym, Latin dance and more on the beach, having fun and keeping fit. In the shade of the many beach kiosks' verandas, you can have breakfast, ice cream, cool drinks or meet for tea or happy hour. On the public beach, Polo Est, every summer beach Olympics are held, the Riviera Beach Games, where all kinds of sports are played beach style in a fantastic mix of competition and fun.
For nature lovers, Bellaria Igea Marina has many trails and 10 km of cycle paths along the river all the way to nearby San Mauro Pascoli. The Gelso Park, with 25 hectares of Mediterranean maquis and trees, is the town's green haven. There's also Lake Gelso and the “Butterfly Garden” to visit during your stay.
The Casa Rossa, once the home of the novelist Alfredo Panzini, nowadays is a literary museum and an important venue for the town's cultural events. Some interesting ones are "Wednesdays at Alfredo's House", the Accademia Panziniana's initiatives, and literary meetings called "Sotto Sale parole a lunga conservazione". There's also the Bellaria Film Festival. Originally founded by the Azienda di Soggiorno under the name of "Cinema Preview", it is dedicated to Italian and European independent films with limited budgets but abundant in ideas and new talent. Cultural events also include photography and painting exhibits, events based on traditional arts and crafts, and the theatre. Teatro Astra's season runs from December to February every year.
Bellaria Igea Marina is ideally located for visiting the Adriatic Riviera's amusement parks. One of the best is Mirabilandia, immersed in an 800 thousand square metre oasis, it offers 42 attractions and 10 live shows a day. In the summer you can also visit the new Mirabilandia Beach area, with water slides and water games, connected to the main amusement park. The Italy in Miniature Park is another unique attraction. It's a true to scale reproduction of world famous Italian monuments and architecture. Our last minute holiday offers to Bellaria Igea Marina are always available and affordable, so you can enjoy this jewel of the Adriatic any time.