Fellini was born in Rimini in 1920, and two of his masterpieces, "Amarcord" (1973) and "I Vitelloni" (1953), are associated to this city. Despite that, it is not that easy to recreate the atmosphere that inspired the director there for two reasons. First, most of the city was destroyed during the Second World War. Second, Fellini's imagination was directed by dreams more than reality.
The real place where to find something about the "real" Fellini is the Grand Hotel, but The New York Times reporter discovered that there are many other places where it is possible to unearth more evidence of cinematic Rimini: Piazza Tre Martiri, the city's main square; Piazza Cavour and its Pigna fountain; and the Corso d'Augusto, the old town's main shopping strip.