GREEN TIPS & SUSTAINABILITY
Sustainability starts with you, so get involved Food for Good - From meetings to solidarity
Palacongressi di Rimini offers its clients the opportunity to recover leftover food from their events and donate it to charities .
Palacongressi endorses Food For Good - from meeting to solidarity, an initiative born out of a collaboration between Federcongressi, Food Bank and Equoevento.
Food for Good has now become one of the best practices on the EU platform with regard to food waste. This is a satisfying result for all the players who have been actively promoting the excess food recovery scheme.
The contribution of organisers and exhibitors at the Palacongressi is therefore of major importance: with no additional costs and in agreement with Summertrade chefs, the catering company of the Italian Exhibition Group and official partner of the Palacongressi, menus are planned which are suitable both for the guests' needs and for the conservation and transport of any leftovers, resulting in a worthy act of social responsibility for the local area. The results and the feedback we have had in the first months of the project speak for themselves.
Contact our staff for more information: always ready to help guide your choice.
The association chosen by Palacongressi is Opera Sant'Antonio di Rimini, a group of volunteers that manages the city's soup kitchen. In the last years we've recovered more than 37.700 dishes.
GREEN TRAVEL TIPS
- buying locally made products rather than imports
- Try to book non-stop flights whenever you can: It’s the takeoffs and landings that create most of an airplane’s carbon emissions
- If you do fly, consider doing so with one of the 30+ IATA (International Air Transport Association) member airlines who offer carbon offset programs to neutralize the aircraft’s carbon emissions by investing in carbon reduction projects.
- If you decide to drive to your destination and your car isn’t eco-friendly, consider renting a hybrid or electric vehicle, which use less fuel and produce less carbon emissions than gas-guzzlers.
- Ask if the hotel has a recycling program. If not, encourage them to start one when you leave suggestions on comments cards at check-out.
- Ask questions about the hotel’s sustainability initiatives, such as solar power, wind turbines, rainwater harvesting, energy-efficient lighting, and low-flow toilets
- Find out what percentage of the hotel’s resources are local. Do they hire mostly local staff? Do they get most of their foods locally, or even grow them on the property? Do they use locally sourced materials in the décor? Companies that utilize indigenous resources tend to be more sustainable, as they’re investing in the local economy.
GREEN WATER SAVING TIPS
- Take showers, not baths. Try to take shorter showers, turning the water off while you lather up, shampoo, shave, and/or brush your teeth.
- Hang up your towels after each use, which is the universal sign that you’d like to use them again. You don’t wash your towels every day at home, so why do it when you travel?
- using a refillable water bottle,
GREEN ENERGY SAVING/WALKING TIPS
- When you leave your room, always turn off all lights, heat/AC, and television. Closing the curtains and blinds can help keep out the heat of the sun in summer.
- Leave the “Do Not Disturb” sign on the door of your room for the duration of your stay. This cuts down on chemical cleansing agents, electricity used in vacuuming, and the washing of bed linens.
- Walk, bike, or use public transportation to get around whenever possible, which cuts down on gas usage and saves you money.
- Return maps, brochures, and other tourist info once you’re finished with them so that they may be reused by future travelers.
- Take any leftover soap, shampoo, or toothpaste with you. Unused portions are often thrown away, and you can reuse the plastic bottles in the future.
- Bring along a small bag and pick up any trash you spot along your walk
GREEN SHOPPING TIPS
- Buy locally made (preferably handmade) products, rather than those that have been imported. Items that are flown or shipped in have a much larger carbon footprint
- Don’t buy anything made from endangered plants/animals, unsustainable hardwoods, or ancient artifacts
- Take your own reusable bag when you go shopping
- Seek out indigenous artisans when you can. When you buy directly from an artist, you’re not only helping them feed their family, but in many cases you’re helping to preserve their culture.
WHAT TO DO IN RIMINI FOR FREE
Rimini city guide: https://www.visitrimini.com/en/
Rimini highlights, events and things to do: https://riminiturismo.it/en
Enjoy Rimini doing all of these things which are free, from visiting churches to enjoying spectacular views to enjoying local traditions and culture.
- Tiberius Bridge
The majestic five-arched Tiberius' Bridge dates from AD 21. In Roman times it marked the start of the Via Emilia – the important arterial road between the Adriatic Coast (at Rimini) and the Po river valley (at Piacenza) – which linked up here with the Via Flaminia from Rome. These days, the bridge still connects Rimini's city centre to the old fishing quarter of Borgo San Giuliano and rests on its original foundations consisting of an ingenious construction of wooden stilts.
- Borgo San Giuliano
Just over the Ponte di Tiberio, Rimini's old fishing quarter has been freshened up and is now a colourful patchwork of cobbled lanes, trendy trattorias, wine bars and trim terraced houses (read: prime real estate). Look out for the numerous murals
- Arco d’Augusto
This Roman triumphal arch, the oldest of its kind in northern Italy, was commissioned by Emperor Augustus in 27 BC and stands an impressive 17m high on modern-day Corso d'Augusto. It was once the end point of the ancient Via Flaminia that linked Rimini with Rome. Buildings that had grown up around the arch were demolished in 1935 to improve its stature.
- Basilica Catedrale (Tempio Malatestiano)
Built originally in 13th-century Gothic style and dedicated to St Francis, Rimini's cathedral was radically transformed in the mid-1400s into a Renaissance Taj Mahal for the tomb of Isotta degli Atti, beloved mistress of roguish ruler Sigismondo Malatesta. Sigismondo hired Florentine architect Leon Battista Alberti to redesign the church in 1450, and the resulting edifice, while incomplete, is replete with Alberti’s grandiose Roman-inspired touches, along with elements that glorify Sigismondo and Isotta, including numerous medallions bearing the two lovers’ initials.
- Fontana dei Quattro Cavalli
The fountain is one of the symbols of Rimini as a seaside resort, built in 1928 by riminese sculptor Filogenio Fabbri. Demolished in 1954, was accurately reconstructed in 1983, recomposing the original parts. The fountain features a large circular basin, overlooked by four marine horses which sustain the superior basin.
- Piazza Cavour
Piazza Cavour is bordered by the town hall, palazzo dell'Arengo (or Assembly palace), palace of the Podestà, (all of which date from the 13 to 14C, although most have been remodelled many times over the years) and the Teatro Galli, inaugurated by Giuseppe Verdi in 1857 with the first performance of Aroldo.
- Fontana della Pigna
The famous fountain La Fontana Della Pigna was built in 1543 by Giovanni da Carrara, although in part it dates back to the Roman period. There is also an inscription here that refers to Leonardo da Vinci.
- Piazza Tre Martiri
The Piazza Tre Martiri was the center of the ancient Roman town of Ariminium, which dates back to 268 B.C. While it is most famous for being a historical site for the Roman Empire, the square was also the site where three citizens were executed by Nazi forces in 1944. The square’s name name translates to “Square of the Three Martyrs”.
- Antica Pescheria di Piazza Cavour
The stunning Antica Pescheria (Old Fish Market) was designed by the architect Giovan Francesco Buonamici and built in 1743. With its white marble slabs, tall columns and elegant original features, it is one of the city’s most attractive buildings.
- Anfiteatro Romano
The Roman amphitheatre is the third of the big Roman monuments in Rimini. It was probably built in the 2nd century AD being the most important amphitheatre in Emilia Romagnawith a capacity of 12,000 spectators. Little of the elliptical rings and approx. 60 arches has been preserved to this day. Big parts of the theatre were completely destroyed in World War II. In spite of the meagre ruins of this once grand structure, it is the only remaining Roman amphitheatre in the Emilia Romagna today.