Incredible nights at Cocoricò start like this: take a taxi from the center of Riccione, climb the hills by car and you’ll arrive in front of the famous billboard with the clubbing indications, you turn right and you go to Cocoricò. Cocoricò was born in 1989 when the Palazzi family with Osvaldo Barbieri bought this area and decided to design the best disco-club in Romagna. Osvaldo proposed to build this discotheque as the famous Louvre Museum designed by the architect Ieoh Ming Pei in 1983. The project was made by an unknown engineer from San Marino.
It officially opens on August 15th, 1989 and then closes within a year because of a no success season. It was only in the following year, 1990, that the famous Cocco began to be famous, also thanks to its eclectic architectural shape. From this year the disco becomes the heart of all the seaside clubbing. National and international guests such as Raf, Carl Cox, Sven Väth, Paul Van Dyk and the coolest events such as the collaborations of Les Folies de Pigalle, Doc Show, Diabolika, Cocoon, and the Memorabilia. Then there was the Titilla, the privè, and the Morphine the super dark and visionary room born in 1994 dedicated to musical research and new avant-gardes.
In the Pyramid we all danced, we all went to Titilla and to Morphine to listen to some fresh good music. We can’t forget the iconic logo: the gadgets, the t-shirts…without mention, the fans with this logo inked on their skin. Bye Bye Cocoricò, we will miss you!
Text by Bianca Felicori