Sunrise, Bellaria, Rimini, Italy (VII)

SEPTEMBER 2022 – The sun rises over the horizon at the beach of Bellaria Igea Marina near Rimini, Italy. Photo © Mark Zanzig/

The story behind the image

What’s better to start the day with a sunrise – and extremely good news. We’ve received the information that our preferred hotel, the Hotel Torre in Bellaria Igea Marina in Italy, will re-open in 2023. This is exciting because the hotel managers, Graziella and Costanzo, have been considering retirement as it is an enormous effort and also a high financial risk to operate a hotel in Italy these days.

You may wonder what makes their hotel so special? It’s not in the first row at the beach. It does not have a pool. And the village – Bellaria – is nice but not really unique among the villages at the Adriatic Coast. So, what is it then? It’s Graziella and Costanzo Pantani, their family and team. They go the extra mile for their guests and provide genuine Italian hospitality with a friendliness we have experienced in very few places around the world before.

Soooo, if you’re considering a trip to the area around Rimini, do yourself a favor and consider Hotel Torre in Bellaria. You won’t regret it.

P.S.: I am already looking forward to returning this summer for two weeks of Italian hospitality! 🙂

The high resolution image

Capture Date & Time05-SEP-2022, 06:44
LocationBellaria-Igea Marina, Italy
CameraSamsung Galaxy S5 Neo (SM-G903F)
Exposure1/350 sec at f/1.9
Digital Image Source FormatJPEG, 24 bits/pixel, sRGB
Edited Image FormatJPEG, 24 bits/pixel, sRGB
Edited Image Dimensions3238 x 1821 Pixels
Copyright© by Mark Zanzig/

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