By joining our Erasmus Training Courses in Rimini (Emilia-Romagna) teachers and education stuff will discover Rimini, located in northern Italy. Rimini is a city that merges historical elegance with a vivacious seaside atmosphere, offering a unique experience of history, sea and gastronomic delights. In this page you will learn more about Emilia-Romagna and about the Erasmus Training Course taking place in Rimini in which teachers and education staff can participate receiving an Erasmus+ grant covering all of the costs.
Why choosing Rimini?
Rimini is one of the most remarkable seaside resorts in Europe, boasting significant domestic and international tourism. With a coastline that extends 15 km along the Northern Adriatic coast, Rimini has a long tradition of tourism: the first bathing establishment on the Riviera Romagnola was opened here in 1873. As a colony founded by the Romans in 268 B.C., Rimini was a communications hub between North and South Italy for the entire period of their domination. In the early imperial age, Rimini enjoyed a long period of prosperity and urban renewal. The emperors had great public works built, such as the Arch of Augustus, the Tiberius Bridge, the theatre and the amphitheatre. In the Middle Ages it became the fief of the Malatesta family, and the court hosted artists such as Leon Battista Alberti and Piero della Francesca. The city still preserves important works of the Italian Renaissance. Rimini is also the birthplace of the film director Federico Fellini, recognised as one of the greatest and most influential filmmakers of all time.
Erasmus Teacher Trainings in Rimini
If you choose to join our Erasmus teacher training courses in Rimini, you will be able to admire works and buildings from different centuries that testify the evolution of architecture and art through the centuries. Rimini's civil architecture includes numerous buildings (palaces, theatres, historic hotels, villas) and other monuments (fountains, bridges, arches). Rimini has an extensive public green system, with 1.3 million m² of parks and gardens in the urban area. Finally, enjoy relaxing days on the seafront promenade, with a wide range of water activities and trendy clubs overlooking the sea.
Erasmus Learning Academy in Rimini
Rimini is the holiday destination by definition on the Adriatic Riviera, the heart of summer, close to charming villages and natural parks. However, Rimini is not only the capital of summer holidays, it is also a real city to be experienced all year round. Don’t miss the new contemporary art museum site PART-Palazzi dell’Arte di Rimini, inaugurated in 2020 to restore two historic buildings in the city that now house a collection of contemporary artworks. In 2021, the Fellini Museum was inaugurated. Rimini is also a city of congresses and major events; the Rimini Trade Fair is one of the largest exhibition centres in Italy in terms of surface area.
ELA – Erasmus Learning Academy organizes teacher training courses for KA121 and KA122 Erasmus plus project in a residential format: you will be provided with catering and accommodation in the same hotel where the course takes place, enjoying the maximum comfort possible and spending time with fellow teachers and educators from all over Europe. Sit back, relax and enjoy: we will take care of everything from course activities to a cultural program tailored to your needs.
Top 10 things to do and see in Rimini
1. The Tiberius Bridge
An impressive piece of Roman architecture, the bridge was erected over the Marecchia River by decree of Emperor Augustus and was completed by his successor Tiberius (14-21 A.D.). The bridge has five arches, in Doric style, and is one of the most remarkable surviving Roman bridges. It was the first section of the Via Emilia, a Roman road that connected Rimini and Piacenza. It has been a national monument since 1885 and today appears in the coat of arms of Rimini.
4. The Surgeon’s House
The Domus del Chirurgo (Surgeon’s House) is a Roman house from the second half of the 2nd century. The Domus was discovered in the 1980s during urban development works. Mosaics, frescoes and artefacts were found there. Moreover, an exceptional collection of 150 surgical instruments was also found in there, enabling a faithful reconstruction of the house and the identity of the owner, named Eutyches.
6. Borgo San Giuliano
The Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki is one of the largest museums in Greece and the central museum of northern Greece. A journey through local history, the museum offers a collection of exhibits narrating the history of the Macedonia region since prehistoric times. Some of its most notable exhibits include: the Derveni Krater, the statue of Harpocrates and the Head of Serapis. Another gem is the Museum of Byzantine Culture.
8. Sunrise and sunset over the sea
It is not unusual to see many locals walking on the beach at dawn. Sunrise over the sea offers the spectacle of the rising sun seen from the shore: the panorama of the sea is always breathtaking and is different every day, with the sky and water gradually turning pink, red, orange, gold. It is also worth watching the spectacle of the sunset and taking amazing photos. There is also a beautiful view from the dock, where we can stroll along admiring the sea from above, with the city, the canal port and the white 18th-century lighthouse behind you.
10. Flavours of Rimini and Emilia-Romagna
Gourmets are advised to try a real piadina from Rimini. Here the piadina is in fact thinner and everyone fills it as they like: from ham and mozzarella to fresh herbs or chocolate. Other main protagonists of the table are the Adriatic blue fish and Sangiovese red wine. More traditional dishes are brodetto, a fish soup with countless recipes and variations, cappelletti which is a special format of meat-filled pasta that can be found in several variations, and rabbit in porchetta.
2. The Arch of Augustus
Built in 27 B.C. in honour of Caesar Octavian Augustus, it is the oldest surviving Roman arch and stands at the end of the Via Flaminia, which connected Rome and Rimini. On both faces of the Arch the keystone holds a projecting bull’s mouth. The merlons above the arch, with their distinctive Ghibelline form, were added in the late medieval era.
3. Fellini Museum
Museum dedicated to one of the greatest filmmakers ever, Federico Fellini, born in Rimini in 1920. The museum is located at Castel Sismondo, a fortress-residence of Sigismondo Pandolfo Malatesta, lord of Rimini from 1432 to 1468. During his career Fellini was nominated for 17 Academy Awards, winning a total of four in the Best Foreign Language Film category (the most for any director in the history of the award). He received an honorary lifetime achievement award at the 65th Academy Awards in 1993. Fellini's best-known films include La strada (1954), La dolce vita (1960), 8½ (1963), Roma (1972), Amarcord (1973) and Casanova (1976).
5. Tempio Malatestiano
The Tempio Malatestiano (Malatesta Temple) is the unfinished cathedral church of Rimini, Italy. Officially named for St. Francis, it takes its popular name from Sigismondo Pandolfo Malatesta, who commissioned its reconstruction by the famous Renaissance theorist and architect Leon Battista Alberti around 1450. Although unfinished, it represents an outstanding work of the Renaissance in Rimini and one of the most significant works of architecture of 15th century Italy. Among the many works of art to be admired inside, there is a crucifix painted on wood by Giotto and a fresco by Piero della Francesca.
7. Porta Montanara
Perhaps one of the most authentic experiences any food lover could get in Thessaloniki is visiting the city’s historic open markets. The atmosphere, the people and the local delicacies will reward you! Modiano is one of the most traditional markets of Thessaloniki, where you can sample local flavors, from olives to cheeses, while immersing yourself in the daily life of the city. Just a couple of minutes away next to Aristotelous Plaza you’ll meet the oldest open market of the city, the historic Kapani.
9. Italia in Miniatura
Italia in Miniatura (Italy in miniature) is a leisure and miniature park. Here over 300 architectural wonders are meticulously replicated to scale, immersed in a large green park a few kilometres north of Rimini. Italy has the highest number of UNESCO sites in the world, and stretches at your feet from the Alps to Sicily. Take the opportunity to fill up on beauty and culture! You can even navigate the canals of a realistic Venice!