Important Message to all participants attending the Lifesaving World Championships 2020 (LWC 2020)
Just recently it has become aware that the Bologna Airport, the main international airport for Riccione in northern Italy, will be closed for runway repairs from 00:01am on 16th September to 06.00am on 21st September, affecting the period of the Championships.
Some airlines have already begun cancelling flights, others may choose to divert their flights to other airports in northern Italy. Not all airlines have yet confirmed their plans to manage their flights during the closure period.
The ILS and LOC, together with ORION agency, responsible for the logistics arrangements for LWC 2020, decided as follows: participants arriving during the above period, who would have landed at Bologna, should consider the following alternative options:
- The small regional airport at Rimini. ORION will arrange the required pickup from that airport. The airport is served by direct flights from London Stansted, Luxembourg, Munich and Budapest
- The Ancona airport, which is located 82 km further south from Riccione. This airport is served by direct flights from London Gatwick, London Stansted, Paris, Brussels, Dusseldorf and Munich. ORION will arrange pick-ups and return from Ancona.
- If attendees are not able to land at either Rimini or Ancona, and are forced to change their flights to land at other airports in Northern Italy, such as Venice, Pisa, Florence (Firenze), Milano Malpensa, Milano Bergamo, Rome, they should arrange to make their way by the fast train service from those locations to Bologna Railway Station.
ORION will ensure that they are then picked up there and transported as originally planned to Riccione. Return trips will be arranged to Bologna Railway Station, or to Bologna airport if the return flight is being made from there after the closure period ends.
It remains essential to advise Orion of the time of train’s arrival and the type of train service used (different trains stop at different areas within the Bologna Railway Station).
From 18th September to 5th October 2020 Riccione will be the capital of the LifeSaving World Champioships 2020. Competitors, officials, coaches, team managers, spectators will meet in Riccione, to live this amazing experience.
RICCIONE: READY.. STEADY.. GO...
For the city of Riccione it is a great honor to host an event of such international caliber.
The Lifesaving World Championships will not only be a great agonistic showcase, but also an opportunity to present Riccione as a city open to the world of sports, both with the renovated facilities of Riccione Swimming Stadium and its hotel structures, prepared to welcome its guests.
In occasion of the Lifesaving World Championships, Riccione will embrace this important sport event, providing every service and, above all, human principal, that makes this city a reason of great pride. Care and professionalism will be constant to ensure that the 2020 is an extraordinary edition.
As President of the Polisportiva Comunale Riccione, I am delighted and honored to host at the Riccione Swimming Stadium the Lifesaving World Championships. An event that brings the whole world to Riccione and that we are ready to welcome not only with the hospitality that distinguishes our people, but also with the great professionalism that over the years we have been able to demonstrate organizing numerous National and International Sports events.
I know what it means, from a logistical point of view, to create an event of this kind. For this reason I can already in advance thank all the staff of the Polisportiva Comunale Riccione and the Riccione Swimming Stadium who have welcomed this occasion with great enthusiasm. To do our best, on our side we have a city that you can fall in love with, set between the sea, the long beaches and the hills, and the opportunity to welcome you the athletes, your travelling companions and your families in a first class sports facility as the Riccione Swimming Stadium.
What makes us even more proud is that on this occasion we will not only host simple athletes or future champions, but young men and women that besides improving, competing and trying to break records, have as their ultimate goal to help those in water who are in difficulty and therefore the objective to save lives.
So then, let the winners be the values of sport, healthy competition and friendship among the people.
The packages guarantee the best onsite service.
To better organize your stay in Riccione, it’s important to know your needs in order to propose the best solutions for you.
By booking a package, you will be guaranteed the following inclusions for an average total amount of 350 euros per person: