The family-run Hotel Eliseo sits amongst the endless row of seaside hotels across the narrow street that separates them from the sandy beaches of the Riviera di Rimini. With so many of the surrounding hotels being bought out by foreigners, the Eliseo stands alone in offering its clients a true taste of Romagna.
With a kitchen run by Nona Violante with her endless enthusiasm and love for the local cuisine and the perfection of the professional wait staff as well as a management that values its returning clients, the Eliseo is the place to take that relaxing vacation by the beach you've always wanted and to get a taste for the Italian style of beach vacations. Add the artists and performers who make the evenings into a "feast with cabaret" type of celebration, you have yourself an excellent opportunity to fill your day with sun and surf and your evenings with entertainment.
The video below is from an evening of Romagnola music at the hotel. You don't need to know the language of this music--the visuals give it all away.
The video above was taken with my Nexus 4, a cell phone that didn't do too badly with the subject. Yes, the sound could be better.
We urge you to visit hotels that are family run and truly represent the places they occupy. They are dying. You can keep them alive.
The sprawling beach town of Igea Marina is just north of Rimini and south of Cesenatico. Igea Marina has a train station, so getting to other coastal towns can be done without a car. Being a beach resort, there is public parking, abundant during the off season in any case.
This is a popular cycling area.
The town is sometimes refered to as Bellaria-Igea Marina as the two towns have spilled into each other.
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