Welcome to the audio walk along places from Fellini's childhood in Rimini that inspired him for his beautiful film Amarcord. The tour starts at the Grand Hotel on the beach. Finish is his grave in the cemetery of Rimini. A visit to the Fellini Museum is highly recommended.
The 8 km route can be shortened by 1.5 km by taking the number 9 bus from Il Borgo to the cemetery. Get on at the Matteotti stop, get off at the Celle Cimitero stop. The same bus 9 will take you back to the city.
You can listen to this audio walk by opening the IZI travel app on your smartphone. Scan the QR code to start the story.
The audio walk is part of an article about Fellini's Rimini published in the Dutch hikers magazine Wandelmagazine
Federico Fellini (1920 – 1993) was one of the most striking Italian filmmakers of the 20th century. He was awarded the Golden Palm of Cannes and no fewer than 4 Oscars. His best-known films are La dolce vita (1960), Otto e mezzo (1963) and Amarcord (1973). His films are usually dramas in which an imaginative character, often modelled after Fellini himself, searches for the meaning of his life. This quest is characterized by the frequent use of memories, dreams, fantasies and obsessions. The films usually do not have a clear linear story and are often more of a series of situations and events in which the characters experience all kinds of strange things. These events are often extravagantly designed with exaggerated sets, special costumes, lots of make-up, striking colours and picturesque locations. At the same time, the films provide social criticism because the person comes into contact with the imaginary world of the Italian aristocracy, the decadence of the bourgeoisie, the closedness of the conservative countryside or the hypocrisy of the Catholic Church. The main character is often surrounded by eccentric characters.
The 1973 film portrays Fellini's memories of his sixteenth year in fascist Rimini. The adolescent Titta, Federico's alter ego, is bored in class, confesses his wet dreams about the red lady Gradisca and the tobacco saleswoman to his confessor and quarrels with his father. During Mussolini's visit, the Internationale rings out from a church tower to the fury of the Fascist blackshirts who fire furiously at the tower. Other significant events include the passing of the ocean liner Rex and the death of Titta's aunt.