Historic postcards of Riccione
Old postcards of Riccione Hotel brochures from 1957 and 1960
The completion of the railway line Ancona-Bologna towards the end of the 19th century turned Riccione from sleepy fishing village into one of the most popular tourist destination in Italy.
A few years earlier they had been wondering what to do with the beautiful, large, white beaches of Riccione. The ideas ranged from the cultivation of rice. Fortunately for us, it’s never happened. With the railroad came the new medium-sized business owners from the cities in the north and discovered beach holidays in Riccione for themselves.
With the new prosperity of the industrialization of northern Italy, the factory owners, traders and retailers, government officials and senior executives could afford a summer villaone at the cool sea in Riccione. From this period we find many beautiful Wilhelminian and Art Nouveau villas in the seaside resort on the Adriatic.
After the setbacks of the First World War the rapid rise of Riccione began. Mussolini, who was born nearby made Riccione his favorite summer holiday destination and even came by seaplane or his yacht, a former cruiser of the K & K Marine Austria.
La Dolce Vita in Riccione
The Adriatic coast was not immune to Second World War, but fortunately the damages were limited. Instead the Economic Miracle after the war came to the Adriatic coat too, mostly in droves of German tourists. The Coast between Rimini, Riccione and Cattolica developed in the late 1950s to 1970s as the “Teutonic Grill” .
Mass tourism has moved to Mallorca and to the Turkish coast and one can again enjoy in Rimini, Riccione, Cattolica and the smaller towns in between the famous Italian “dolce vita” (sweet/delectable life).
It seems as if the whole region has only your wellbeing in mind. Exquisite meals at the table at the hotel or one of the many restaurants are not suitable for losing weight and dieting but to enjoy and feast. The beaches and water are clean and well maintained, with many small bars and beach cafes in between and sun loungers and umbrellas for rent.
And in the evening you go shopping in the pedestrian zone, which begins before the hotel door (18:00-02:00h). If you are still looking for entertainment, take a cheap bus to one of many discotheques located in the hinterland.
Historic pictures of Riccione
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Beautiful memories of the history of the 3 star Hotel Baden Baden
Hotel brochures from 1957 to 1960
In the leaflet from 1957, the lift had to be deleted again. Today, one can rely on this convenience. In the first catalog the image on the enclosed postcard was printed mirrored.