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Cesenatico

An ancient fishing village, the beautiful town has evolved into a lively, yet quiet seaside resort especially for families, thanks to many amenities and attractions for adults and children.

Old fascinating traditions


A beautiful and unique harbour canal evokes history.

Points of interest

Cesenatico is proud of its harbour canal built in the 16th century after an original design of Leonardo Da Vinci. In Da Vinci's and the town administrators' intentions the canal was to reach the town of Cesena, situated in the inland about 15 km from Cesenatico. In the new part of Cesenatico, along the Viale Carducci avenue running parallel to the coastline, there are lots of shops, restaurants, amusement arcades, bars and pubs. On the beach boulevard you can admire some historical villas from the beginning of the 20th century (first of all “Villino Beatrice”, east of the habour) and the former holiday colony for children of the city of Verona.

Culture and events

Cesenatico is the birthplace of the famous poet Marino Moretti, whose house can be visited; it is located in a street named after him, at the harbour. In his honour, a prize award ceremony is held, the “Biennale Marino Moretti” for philology, history and criticism in regard to Italian literature of the 19th and 20th century.

Yearly events in Cesenatico:
- Gran Fondo Nove Colli, since 1971, one of the best known long-distance road cycling rides, about 12.000 people took part in the latest edition. It is held in May.
- The national part of the Olympic Games of Mathematics, since 1989; it takes place during the first or the second weekend in May.
- The sailors' nativity scene Presepe della Marineria on the historical boats of the seafaring museum, since 1986, during Christmas time.
- The Notte Rosa, “Pink Night”, called also “summer's new year's eve”, in July, has become the most awaited festival on the Romagna coast, with free concerts on the squares and many and various shows for the entire family – a very special night.

Cesenatico, your next holiday


Amenities, services and a town waiting to be discovered!

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