They're cool, they're cheap and close to the beach: Europe's new breed of beach hangout
Once Italy's favourite bucket-and-spade resort, it's now the national clubbing capital. Designer hotels have opened up all over — Ron Arad's extraordinary DuoMo, and the first from the fashion chain Miss Sixty — to cope with the weekend influx of label-clad Roman party goers. Big names, big prices: Sunflower City is a fine budget alternative
. It's in a good spot, 200yd from the powdery beach and a short walk from the cafes of the charming town centre.
nside it's recently refurbished and rather natty: yes, some of the wallpaper is on the psychedelic side, but arrive back after a night at the superclubs around Misano Monte and it'll look positively restrained. Dorm beds from £20, doubles from £45, B&B; 00 39 0541 373432, sunflowerhostel.com. Fly to Rimini from Stansted, Bristol or East Midlands with Ryanair (0871 246 0000, ryanair.com
Date : 26/04/2009
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