Federico Fellini Trail, Rimini

Federico Fellini Trail (Self Guided), Rimini

Rimini is famous as the hometown of the world-famous film director Federico Fellini. This is the city where he was born and where he died, the city that inspired him and whose images Fellini used frequently in his movies. Take this tour and feel the atmosphere of Rimini that enchanted the great film director.
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Federico Fellini Trail Map

Guide Name: Federico Fellini Trail
Guide Location: Italy » Rimini (See other walking tours in Rimini)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 6
Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.8 Km or 1.7 Miles
Author: Dara
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Piazzetta Teatini
  • Cineteca Comunale in Palazzo Gambalunga
  • Cinema Fulgor
  • Borgo San Giuliano
  • Parco Fellini
  • Grand Hotel Rimini
Piazzetta Teatini

1) Piazzetta Teatini

A small and cozy corner of historical Rimini, Piazzetta Teatini was one of Fellini's “secret hideout” places. Due to his early success and fame, the film director felt uncomfortable when returning to his hometown. Because of this, Fellini's visits to Rimini were usually kept secret to everyone except close friends and relatives. The head of the Fellini Foundation and a close friend of his, Sergio Zavoli says that Federico often arrived in Rimini at night and together with his friend Luigi "Titta" Benzi went to Piazzetta Teatini to talk while kicking around an empty can. They used to talk until the break of dawn and when the city awoke, Fellini was gone.
Cineteca Comunale in Palazzo Gambalunga

2) Cineteca Comunale in Palazzo Gambalunga

The Gambalunga Palace is situated in the historical center of the city and is the home of the Gambalunga Civic Library. It is considered one of the most important archives in Italy. A special section of the library is dedicated to film culture. The Cinematheque has a huge multimedia gallery and video archive. Here you can find a section dedicated to Federico Fellini and his works. Another link of Fellini to this place is that the top floor of the Gambalunga Palace used to serve as a secondary school, attended by the famous film director.
Cinema Fulgor

3) Cinema Fulgor

Cinema Fulgor on the Corso d'Augusto is the place where young Fellini saw his first movie. It was here that he fell in love with the cinema and used to spend long hours after school watching movies. Cinema Fulgor appears in the film “Amarcord” when the lovely Gradisca stops and asks the owner when the movie with Garry Cooper is coming out. This old movie theatre has remained almost unchanged since the days of Fellini's youth. There is a project about its restoration and its inclusion in the Hall of Cinema dedicated to the great Maestro.
Borgo San Giuliano

4) Borgo San Giuliano (must see)

Breathe in the poetic atmosphere of Fellini's favorite part of the city: the San Giuliano district. This area of Rimini is a labyrinth of narrow streets with surprising turns and hidden places. San Giuliano used to be a rather poor village, populated by fishermen, but now it is extremely popular with artists, writers and musicians. Wander around a bit and you'll discover many fantastic mural paintings, depicting scenes from the life and movie masterpieces of the great maestro.
Parco Fellini

5) Parco Fellini

The Fellini Park is located in Marina Centro, the central part of the city. It is a wonderful place for escaping the city's hustle and bustle. On the central alley of the park four marble horse statues hold a beautiful fountain, which was built in 1928 for the Kursaal bathing complex. In the park you can also find a curious information booth in the form of a giant photo camera. Fellini Park is a place where many shows and festivals take place. In summer it hosts the traditional Fellini film festival.
Grand Hotel Rimini

6) Grand Hotel Rimini

Grand Hotel Rimini is an elegant historical landmark. During its existence of more than 100 years, the hotel has seen celebrities like aristocrats, Nobel Laureates, politicians and kings. The legendary hotel was an inspiration for Federico Fellini from his childhood years. When he grew up, Fellini became a friend of the owner and used to spend a good deal of time there. As told by the owner of the hotel, one of Fellini's hobbies was sitting in the lobby and watching the work of telephone operators. The pink facade and the gorgeous Neoclassical interiors with their mysterious atmosphere were many times featured in the films of Fellini.

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Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 0.9 Km or 0.6 Miles
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Travel Distance: 3.0 Km or 1.9 Miles