Cory and I booked our flights for Italy. Arriving in Amsterdam on Sept 24, then Italy on the 25th. The race is on Sept 28th so I hope I am on some sort of a regular sleeping pattern by then.
Rimini is one the most populated tourist spots in Italy, however, by late September, word is that most tourists/time-sharers are cleared out by then so the hotels want to give you good rates. We will be staying at Hotel Biancamano for about the same price you'd stay at an AmericInn here in MN. However, they are including 3 meals per day w/ local wine! http://www.maximilianshotels.it/biancamano/eng/hotel.html