Exploring Rimini and its hinterland: excursion to Italy

Photo beach embankment, multi-storey houses in background

An international group of around 50 Bachelor and Master students and lecturers from the HfWU and HSWT - including the IMLA students of the current 2nd semester with their supervisors - visited Rimini in the time frame 17 – 20 October 2021.

The IMLA team organised this excursion with site visits and guided tours as a prelude to participation in this year's LE:NOTRE International Student Competition, which is being worked on by the students as part of the so-called IMLA Main Project II.

This competition is part of the 11th Landscape Forum of the LE:NOTRE Institute which will be held in April 2022 and be hosted by the Italian Region Emilia Romagna in cooperation with its local partners.

Title of the competition task is 'Riviera di Rimini – Dancing to the Future'.

The interdisciplinary student teams are asked to elaborate planning and design proposals for the coastal landscape of Rimini and its direct hinterland.

The competition aims to support systemic, integrated and holistic approaches to landscape transformation. More information about the competition can be found here.

A special thanks goes to the City of Rimini, who kindly offered us a guided tour which gave us a very good overview, and to our local guide Monia Magalotti, who also accompanied us to the surrounding landscape of Rimini.

  • Photo river bank left, river right, guide and group of students, background river wall, trees and city
    Our guide Monia Magalotti explains the open space development close to Tiberius Bridge
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    Students during the guided tour at Piazza Malatesta / Castel Sismondo in Rimini
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    Excursion to San Marino, located about 27 km southwest of Rimini
  • Photo panorama, landscape and buildings, on horizon city and sea
    View from San Marino to the coastline of Rimini
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    A part of the student group in San Marino
  • Photo group of students and lecturers, sitting on stairs, background statue and trees
    Group photo in San Marino with all excursion participants
  • Photo beach grass in foreground, beach, multi-storey houses in background
    View to the city from Rimini’s coastline
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    Students report on their first impressions
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    Alessandra Pesaresi, a representative of the municipality of Rimini, during her introduction
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    Students listening to the introduction
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    The Tiberius Bridge in Rimini