One of the symbols of Rimini's seaside architecture
Rimini has been considered the symbol of Italian seaside tourism for over a century. More and more tourists and holidaymakers are choosing to explore the city's seaside architecture between relaxing days at the beach and the renowned Rimini nightlife. One of the must-see stops to understand how the city so dear to Federico Fellini has evolved over the years is the Ex Colonia Bolognese, a series of buildings that from the 1930s onwards welcomed children from all over Italy for summer stays of clean air, crystal-clear sea and fun.
Reachable on foot or by bicycle along the seafront from the heart of Rimini, the buildings of the former Colonia Bolognese take the form of four large pavilions just a few steps from the beach, connected by a long corridor of 169 metres. The structure, designed by engineer Ildebrando Tabarroni, could accommodate up to 1,200 children.
Today, unfortunately, the complex can only be admired from the outside, but redevelopment work is already planned, this would mean finally returning the former Colonia Bolognese to the Rimini community.