Where is Rimini?
April 19, 2007 3:12 AM   Subscribe

Is Rimini in North or Central Italy?

Assume that you had to divide Italy into three regions, which region is Rimini in?
posted by dydecker to Grab Bag (10 answers total)
I'd say North, it's in the regione Emilia-Romagna.
posted by Psychnic at 3:31 AM on April 19, 2007

Probably right on the border, but if I had to choose I'd say north.
posted by EndsOfInvention at 3:33 AM on April 19, 2007

North, according to weather reports.
posted by romakimmy at 5:22 AM on April 19, 2007

Yeah, as it's just in Emilia-Romagna, I guess it's got to be technically in the northern third of the country, but because of the ways that the borders of the Regione work out, it's further south than some places on the other coast that are in the nominal 'central zone'.
posted by hydatius at 6:12 AM on April 19, 2007

And apparently northeast as well for euro-statisitics. The ISTAT site (national statistics office) links to the Eurostat website, but trying to find further details on the ISTAT site re: 'official' divisions totally crashed Firefox for some reason.

You got me all curious, as my simplistic expat view sees Rome as the Mason-Dixon line of Italy. This is due to the fact that whenever I hear various discussions on the cultural/economic differences between rich Northern Italy & the poorer Mezzogiorno region, Central Italy seems to be lumped in with the former (ie. not mentioned as a separate entity).
posted by romakimmy at 7:58 AM on April 19, 2007

I tend to agree with Romakimmy, anything south of Rome is 'Southern'; anything North, even if it's not as well off-economically, is North.
I know you asked for three regions, but my experience recalls only two teams in Italia.
Mere curiosity asks why the question about three?
posted by lilithim at 9:36 AM on April 19, 2007

Response by poster: Thanks for you answers, all. It's just for a dropdown menu on a website, where it works well to group Italy into three parts.
posted by dydecker at 11:32 AM on April 19, 2007

I'd definitely say northern...Tuscany (to the south of E-R) is definitely northern too (although Siena may be a border case). Anything right around Rome should be central, since a disproportionate amount of website traffic for almost any reason will be Rome-oriented, and by the time you get to Naples you're in the south.
posted by kittyprecious at 12:01 PM on April 19, 2007

I'll be the lone dissenting vote for central, just because it *feels* more central... I mean you wouldn't put it in the same category (Northern Adriatic cities) as Venezia, would you?
posted by stilly at 12:34 PM on April 19, 2007

Depends who you ask. Milanese would probably say Southern. I bet a Roman would say Northern.
posted by charlesv at 1:07 PM on April 19, 2007

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