What to do


Active holiday lovers, beginners and experts: everybody can cultivate one's own sporting spirit. 

That's because Riccione boasts a wide range of sports facilities, among them two Olimpic pools, two multi purpose sports halls, a sports centre of excellence, together with the many facilities on the beach.





Italo Nicoletti Sports centre

The centre is provided with many facilities for practicing almost any kind of sports:

  • football stadium

  • athletics tracks

  • throwing area

  • three football pitches

  • two five-a-side football pitches

  • gymnasium

  • boxing training centre

  • multi purpose indoor sports centre

  • two indoor beach tennis and volleyball courts

  • six indoor tennis courts

  • indoor Olympic swimming pool

  • outdoor Olympic swimming pool

  • indoor diving facilities

  • outdoor diving facilities

  • Federal Squash Centre

  • baseball stadium

  • softball stadium



The Swimming Stadium

Situated in an ideal environmental context with a wonderful park, and reachable in few minutes from the motorway (A 14) or from the nearby airport of Miramare di Rimini, the Swimming Stadium contains the following facilities:

  • Indoor Olympic swimming pool

  • Outdoor swimming pool


Swimming Stadium

via Monterosa 10 - Tel. no. and fax no. + 39 0541 644410


New indoor Olympic swimming pool

It has been designed following the most advanced technologies and it is provided with leading services, able to host the most important events at a national or international level. The facility seats 1000 people and includes an Olympic pool with bottom of various depths, used for trainings, didactics, deep-sea diving courses, dives and gym.



Outdoor swimming pool

This sports facility is provided with technical features for organizing national and international events. The facility is available in summer from June to September for booking lanes, stages, trainings or group courses. The facility is provided with: Olympic pool mt. 50 x mt. 25 with 10 lanes, diving pool mt. 24 x mt. 18 with uniform depth of mt. 5, diving tower with platforms 10 to 5 ml., four approved diving-boards 1 to 3 mt. The facility seats 800 people.




The town boasts many other sports facilities to enjoy a wide range of sports like tennis, squash, sofball and baseball, skating, boxing, etc. etc. Further information about sports facilities and centres are available at the dedicated pages by Riccione Municipality.




The active holiday is played at the beach, which is well equipped with sports facilities. For further information visit the dedicated page




In the area around the town of Riccione visitors can practice those sports which are not so popular, like golf and horse riding, or be present at international events. For further information visit the dedicated page.


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.

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