Italy in Miniature
In Viserba di Rimini, just 6 kilometers from this famous city of art, there is Italy in Miniature. Since 1970, symbol and vacation destination of the Riviera, this is a theme park dedicated to Italy and its beautiful sites: a country of wonders reproduced to scale, where both adults and children feel like giants for a day.
The heart of the park has 273 miniature reproductions of the most important Italian and European architectonic sites, surrounded by more than 5000 real miniature trees in a huge outdoor exhibition covering 85,000 square meters. In a single glance it is possible to admire the Colosseum, the Cathedral of Milan, the Tower of Pisa, the wondrous monuments of Florence, Naples, Palermo, Ravenna and many others, all housed in a fairytale like setting where you can walk around as you please. For families and children it is fun to push the many “surprise” buttons that activate trains, trucks, bridges and even…orchestras: such as that of the Arena of Verona, which actually plays the triumphal March of Verdi’s Aida!
Many attractions are included in the price of the admission ticket: among the most enjoyed by children is the Interactive Driving School, where kids ages 6 to 12 years old will face the real rules of driving with little talking cars and, upon request, get a real license. You can battle it out with water at Cannonacqua, a 1:3 reproduction of the Castel Sismondo in Rimini. You can also ride along the Canal Grande in a lovely 1:5 scale Venice, with an amazing reproduction of Piazza San Marco. The Monorotaia Arcobaleno offers a panoramic journey overlooking Italy with the new 2016 virtual 360° tour on the edge of reality and Piazza Italia, home of bells and strange characters, will host events and new shows that promise exciting emotions. To get your adrenaline pumping there are Canoe, Sling Shot, and the Panoramic Tower, while the space for budding scientists is Luna Park della Scienza. There is also a place for those looking for a fairytale, with Pinocchio, an area with many special effects where you can meet stars and marionettes… And even go into the belly of the whale. Small children can take a dive into the colorful balls of Play Mart, go on the romantic Giostra Cavalli and visit the exotic nature of Pappamondo with close encounters with many kinds of parrots.
With a small additional fee, you can access three new areas: the SuperRacing pavilion with coin-operated tracks, Slot Cars and Devil’s Road, and a Formula 1 simulator, CineMagia 7D where a myriad of special effects allow for a total cinema immersion, and AreAvventura with rope bridges and vines where little adventurers can challenge themselves among the trees, with a helmet and safety gear.
Relaxation and recharging are guaranteed at the three restaurants (Italia, Monterosa, San Marco), kiosks, the snack bar and the picnic areas open to everyone.
Also in 2016 the deal Recharge your fun will be offered: combined tickets to enjoy the experience and the new attractions of the parks while saving money, with super advantageous prices starting at 33 euro for two parks of your choice, available for purchase at the ticket shop of each park, online on the park websites and at participating agencies.