Pier Vittorio Tondelli, from the magazine Rockstar (n. 101) February 1989
“Walking on the beach of Riccione during these bright, cold winter days – the weather is really chilling, windy and dry, the sand between the bathing-huts and the shore without footprints is patterned by the wind like a north-African desert and you’re ashamed to step on it because you don’t want to damage – walking at noon during this silent period “out of season” makes come to my mind all those thousands of people who were here last summer, in front of these colorful huts chatting, sunbathing, flirting...”
Speaking of Riccione you may think of fashion, shopping, new trends, sparkling signs. But for those who know Riccione well, its people, the promenade up to the port, the delicious food, the numerous cultural opportunities, shows and fun all year around come to their mind.
As reported by Pier Vittorio Tondelli, a seashore town like Riccione “matches the natural rhythm of the coming seasons” and this is the best part: discovering the beauty and the atmosphere which stand out every season of the year.
You may enjoy and live Riccione every day. Its most popular essence is represented by the summer, the beach, the nightlife, the kiosks, the happy-hour on the beach, the walking in centre, the promenade for bicycle riders and pedestrians, roller skaters and runners.
During the fall activities slow down...without going into hibernation! The theatre programme and film reviews come to life such as the literary saloons and congresses up to the numerous events at Christmas when thousands of people visit our town.
Easter is at the door when the new activity calendars are prepared. The bath establishments come to life, the beach is living again and Riccione is preparing to host important international sports events. Easter is bringing a new summer season and great open-air events.
A new season is coming again!
The name (in local pronunciation Arcaton) comes from the Greek and Byzantine occupation dated back to the sixth century AD: "Archeion" is the name of a plant, the burr, which still grows spontaneously in some areas of the beach now occupied by the bathing establishments but which was once abundant on the desert shore of Riccione.