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Miniature Italy reopens on march 28th and visitors can walk through the architectural treasures of the "Bel Paese"

There is a project to expand the park which welcomes 500,000 visitors yearly
ultimo aggiornamento: 26 marzo, ore 17:21
Rimini – There are over 270 scale reproductions of the monuments and architectural treasures of Italy combined with games and entertainment, tours and excursions: on Saturday, March 28th 2009, Italia in Miniatura (Miniature Italy), the oldest Italian theme park, will be again opening its doors to the over 500,000 people who visit it yearly. The Park has over 270 Italian and European architectural marvels, all reproduced in scale perfectly with the monuments and green landscapes, surrounded by over 5,000 real miniature plants on a surface area of 85,000 square meters. All of the attractions are opening on March 28th, including the summer attraction ‘Cannonacqua’, a partial reproduction of the Sismondo Castle in a 1:3 scale with dozens of cannons squirting water and allowing for pleasurable “battles” to the “last drop” for visitors of all ages. Wannabe pilots between the ages of 6 and 12 can participate in an interactive driving school which awards the youngsters with a license, their score and a picture. “Canoe”, the aquatic roller coaster and “Sling Shot”, the breathtaking attraction which launches riders up to a height of 55 meters are dedicated to all those loving the excitement of a thrill. For people wanting something a little calmer and romantic the Park offers a picturesque ride in a gondola through a miniature Venice or an excursion over the park on a monorail. New exhibitions and curious experiments have been added on to the Science Park and there is also an interactive lab where science becomes entertainment and everyone can improvise becoming a scientist. The theme area “Passione Rossa” (Red Passion) hosts an exhibition of artistic photographs celebrating the Ferrari taken by Filippo di Mario together with a flaming Ducati 838 motorcycle and stands selling the official Ferrari, Ducati and Valentino Rossi merchandise. Dads and sports fans can watch the Formula 1 car races, MotoGp and Superbike motorcycle races live on a maxi screen set up in this area. There are areas where people can just relax or go on a theme ride and also play areas for the little ones and plus 3 theme restaurants Parco Italia, Monterosa and San Marco, besides various food stands and the new Rizzati choco-stand where young and old alike can taste the best chocolate available. For this new season, Italia in Miniatura is launching a special promotional offer for the 2009 tickets and with just one euro more visitors have the opportunity of transforming their ticket into an annual one and returning to the park when they want until the end of the year. This promotional offer is valid until May 31st 2009 and it is for the residents of the provinces of Rimini, Ravenna, Forli’- Cesena, Pesaro Urbino and the Republic of San Marino. But there is still more to come and soon Italia in Miniatura will be expanding and the expansion of the theme park means double the surface area and the introduction of extraordinary interactive attractions, first among all the 1:1.33 scale reproduction of ancient Pompeii reproduced in its original aspect and where visitors can walk inside houses, on the streets and in the temples where staff will simulate daily life scenes. Then when the sun goes down there will be a reproduction of the Last Day in Pompeii, invaded by the river of magma and smoke of a Vesuvius which suddenly erupts again. The project also forecasts the realization of two new structures: a 17 meter tall Coliseum in 1:3 scale with respect to the original one in Rome and a Science Centre. The Science Centre will be a park in itself formed by two pavilions, one dedicated to the environment, energy resources and telecommunications and the other to outer space.

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