Ready for a beach break? Head for the Victoria Palace hotel in Cattolica, just down the coast from lively Rimini. It’s right on the beachfront, which means great views of the Adriatic’s wide sandy beaches. Just along the pedestrianised promenade you’ll find the town square, Piazza Primo Maggio, so you’ll be close to all the shops bars and restaurants too. Keep an eye out for open air performances here in the summer.
The hotel’s had a modern restyle by architect Vincenzo De Cotiis – so inside there’s a sleek modern feel to the place. The rooms are fresh and bright and all have furnished balconies, so you can sit out and enjoy the sea breeze. Have breakfast with view on the terrace at the Terrazza Restaurant. If you fancy dinner here, you can choose Italian favourites from the a la carte menu or check out the Japanese restaurant – the sushi’s delicious! The art deco inspired lounge bar's has a great selection of drink's if you fancy a nightcap.
The beach here is serviced and connected to the hotel via a wooden walkway. The facilities include a bar, swimming pools, sun loungers, parasols, and playgrounds – so if you’re bringing the kids along there’s lots to keep them entertained too, all under the watchful eye of the life guards. Just so you know the beach service isn’t included in the hotel price, but the staff will be happy to help you book your beach days. Same goes for the hotel’s spa – it’s bookable and payable locally and you can enjoy facilities like the indoor pool, sauna, steam bath, massages and treatments.
Transfer time: approx. 1 hour 20 mins by private car from Bologna airport.