Rimini on Italy's Northern Adriatic Coast
We stroll through the park into the Centro Storico of Rimini, entering the historic walled city through the Arco Augusto arch. The centre is a splendid mixture of Roman and medieval architecture, with a huge new museum that blends in well. (Next time we must visit with a day in hand, to do it justice.) The large indoor market hall is buzzing with life and every kind of produce, while the surrounding cafes are busy with smartly turned out shoppers (not to mention white-clad nuns). Dropping into the nearest bakery we enjoy delicious coffees at €1.30 each, accompanied by free samples of cake.