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going to rimini for along weekend(wed-sun). do you advise renting a car or taxi from bologna airport and bus/train/taxi for 1/2-1 day trips? what would you advise for trips?

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1. Re: rimini

Rimini is 120 kilometers from Bologna, a taxi would be extremely expensive. Rent a car or take the train.

Rimini is great with nice beaches and plenty of bars. The old city is also very interesting.

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There is a really good bus service from Bologna forli airport which is only 10 euros each way. You can get info on Bologna Forli airport website

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If you are flying from New York you will probably land at Bologna airport and not Forli so the best bet is bus or taxi to Bologna station and than a train to Rimini.

Rimini is a big sprawling resort which apart from it's old town,. is very tacky,touristy and can be quite dangerous too.

I fyou are not looking for somewhere over touristy, try Cattolica which is just a bit further down the coast.

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hi suzywong.

we booked something in rimini for september.

but what do you mean with 'dangerous'?

just pickpockets (like everywhere) or really vandalism or worse?

thanks in advance

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5. Re: rimini

I was in Rimini in May, I don't think there is anything dangerous there.

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Oh no!!!! Try the local buses which have an average of 5 pickpockets a day on them!!! There are many drugs and drug dealers and also the beach is a no go area after dark. Should I continue??

The old part of Rimini is a very nice and interesting place and the area of Marina centro is also nice and has some very nice hotels too.

Areas such as Marebello or Miramare leave a lot to be desired.

It's one thing having a quick flying visit from Paris and being lucky but take it from me, and I've lived and worked in the area for many years, you need to be careful where you go. Don't take large sums of cash or passports around with you and be very careful on the buses as they get crowded and thats when they strike.

Just be wary of wandering down back streets late at night and on your own.

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I am not saying you will not find pickpockets like everywhere in the world, but I would not describe Rimini as a dangerous place (Rimini is not Rio).

I walked along the beach late at night, I've been to restaurants and bars the street behind (viale amerigo vespucci) without any kind of problem.

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I agree with Chris, Rimini is not dangerous.

Take a train from Bologna, it is easy and not expencive.

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O.K. I won't even bother to quote you the Rimini pages from today's local paper but there is a lot about drug dealers, prostitution, and incidents on the beach where the police were attacked none of it makes for holiday reading.

It's not Rio but it's not the world's most trouble free resort.

May is still rather quiet but now in high season there's a bit of everything going on -----and more.

It's a hugh sprawling resort so as I stated earlier, you may be in an area at a time when you are not aware of what's going on. Having said that I rest my case--------it's big enough for everyone but it's the resort with most trouble on the entire coast.

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Can I just put it this way, if you are looking for somewhere not over busy and chaotic, then Rimini is not for you.

It's ideal for groups of youngsters looking for clubs etc. nothing more----in my humble opinion and humble experience (15 years of non stop living just down the coast).