Hotel Promenade Residence & Wellness ****
The Romagnola Riviera boasts a tradition of welcoming and hospitality that is second to none, and there are many properties that adorn this area which stand out for their history, experience and innovation. Hotel Promenande , built in the 1950s, was the first hotel to be built on the coast of Riccione and even today you can still sense the pride and glory of being the founding hotel. This property is very efficient and organised and is dedicated to relaxation and looking after its guests. When you enter the hotel, you will immediately be struck by the sophisticated interior architecture, perfect harmony and attention paid to details and an indisputable style. As well as being perfect for those who want to enjoy the sun and sea of Romagna, thanks to its location, the hotel is also able to host congresses, meetings and events in its rooms which can hold 10-200 people. Furthermore, it also has a health farm that offers an outdoor swimming pool and a naturist swimming pool filled with thermal water.
The Prana Health Spa is a health farm that combines well-being with thermal water , Western technology and the ancient wisdom of Eastern disciplines . The charm of the Mediterranean Grotta is combined with the efficiency of the solar shower and the bioenergetic meditation room ; the splendour of the treatments carried out using precious stones, which surround the guests to give them energy and which are used as beds for certain treatments, are combined with the wisdom of Reiki and ayurveda , whilst the mastery of Bach flowers is used together with the charm of the Ambra Room, inspired by Romanov.
The hotel has 42 rooms and 6 suites offering relaxation, comfort, elegance and a sea view or a view of the Romagnola hills. The furniture is sophisticated but, at the same time, hospitable, and it welcomes, satisfies, spoils and embraces guests. Every room has a balcony and the Thermae Residence suites are 90m² in size.
In the restaurant ‘Il Caminetto di Venere’ , guests can try dishes inspired by ancient Romagnola marinara traditions , as well as a menu that includes international, vegetarian and special dietary dishes . On request, dishes can be made for guests who have food allergies and intolerances .
Breakfast is served in the dining room, however, in the summer it is served on the wonderful roof garden.
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Riccione , and nearby Rimini , are some of the most sought-after seaside resorts in Europe and their hospitality traditions include perfect welcoming organisation and numerous recreational, sporting and cultural activities that are not just seasonal. A walk along the seashore is a must for visitors, as well as a night in one of the numerous clubs and bars that are located both within and outside of the city.
However, the surrounding area also offers many points of interest, both in terms of natural and cultural attractions. Here are some suggestions: Coriano , which is 8 kilometres from Riccione, is a village that lies amongst ancient farms that are rich in vines and olive trees, an ideal place to go for a walk in the Marano River Park and Rio Melo valley; the Grotte di Onferno in nearby Gemmano , which is a notable geological point of interest; Gradara , which is worth a visit to see its wonderful castle; Montecolombo where, inside the Church of San Martino, there is a beautiful 18th Century painting of St. Martin by Brancaleoni; Montegridolfo and its famous Malatestiano castle from the 1300s; the Republic of San Marino , which boasts a walkway connecting its three towers situated on the three highest points of the mount; the village of San Clemente, with a parish church designed by the architect Luigi Poletti; and San Leo, which is home to the Fortress of San Leo where Count Cagliostro was imprisoned. All these places regularly host traditional festivals and feasts, especially during the summer, and it is possible to take part in performances in traditional dress, creating atmospheres reminiscent of Medieval and Renaissance times.
Slightly further away (52 kilometres away), but nonetheless a must-see, is Urbino , the home town of the painter Raphael, the cathedral that was reconstructed by Federico da Montefeltro, the Ducal Palace and the National Gallery of the Marche, which is rich in Renaissance art work.