Our History

Riccione: beach, sea and family since 1920

The story of Bathing Establishments Battarra & Settimio has ancient roots that speak of passion for the sea, friendly reception on the Adriatic Coast,  beach for children and adults.
It was 1918 when Achille Battarra and his wife – my great grandparents – started their business as “lifeguards” in the area n°93, and from that moment on, the beaches of Riccione have kept on developing in order to meet the needs of our guests.

Over the years we have replaced wooden beach loungers with aluminium sun beds, changing rooms have been built in concrete, while maintaining the design of the past that made them famous all over the world, beach umbrellas open and close automatically, and, finally, also swimming pools have been built on the beach.

In 2001 we took over the nearby Bathing Establishment, keeping the name Settimio – a dear friend of my great grandfather – a way to continue remembering our roots.
What is left from the past is the passion for hospitality, the desire to meet the requests of our guests, the pleasure of their smiles.

The sail – symbol of our Bathing Establishments – in Riccione is also the family emblem.
It always reminds us what we are.  And what we desire to be for all of you

Alberto, Cesare and Lucia Battarra