19th January, 2nd and 16th February, conferences on the tastes and the food of the past, Palazzo del Turismo. 5.30pm, free admittance.
19th January, 2nd and 16th February, tasting the food of the past (reservation requested tel no. 0039 0541 600113) Istituto Alberghiero S. Savioli, viale Piacenza 35, 18 Euros
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.