Two historical centres to be visited and discovered
Cesenatico is a pretty seaside resort on the Romagna Riviera, situated between Ravenna and Rimini and just a 10-minute car ride from the Camping Village Rubicone, easy to find heading North on the SS16 for approx. 10km.
This picturesque town is well worth a visit and thanks to its ancient Port Canal, designed by Leonardo Da Vinci, is still a thriving fishing village with a fish market, fishing trawlers and seafood restaurants lining the banks of the canal. The oldest section of the Porto Canale is home to the Museo della Marineria museum, an open air museum with ancient boats testimony to Cesenatico’s historical relationship with the sea.
The beaches at Cesenatico are wide and sandy, ideal for children. There are numerous beach-front bars and two large parks just a short walk from the beach. The Giardini al Mare promenade is perfect for a quiet stroll in the sun.
Cesenatico is also popular with cyclists thanks to its excellent facilities and the many races and cycling events that take place there especially during the Spring months. During the Summer, the town bustles with life and there is an extensive program of events such as concerts, theme evenings, food and wine fairs, live concerts at dawn and not forgetting the open-air theatre and almost daily street markets.
The local, traditional cuisine may be sampled in any one of the restaurants that line the Porto Canale. For a little something to take home as a souvenir the traditionally hand printed cloths and fabrics make the perfect gift.
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Tourist Information CESENATICO
Viale Roma, 112
47042 Cesenatico (FC)
Tel. +39 0547-673287
Fax +39 0547-79404
Cesena is situated just 15km from Rimini’s Adriatic Riviera and 30km from Ravenna. It is one of the most important cultural and artistic towns in the region as well as being renowned for its excellent food and wine.
The historical Malatesta Sovereignty provided the city with precious cultural, architectural and artistic treasures that may still be seen and admired today. One of the most famous sites to visit is the Biblioteca Malatestiana or Malatestiana Library. It is considered one of the most significant examples of fifth century Italian libraries and is a Unesco heritage site. The Rocca Malatestiana or Malatestian stronghold lasting testimony to the wealth of the Malatesta Sovereignty. It is one of the most imposing fortresses in Romagna with its ramparts, court, inner walkways and central towers: the “Male” and the “Female”. The Museum of Agriculture, located inside the latter, offers visitors a complete picture of rural life in the region over the centuries.
The old town of Cesena is well worth a visit; Piazza del Popolo, Palazzo del Ridotto, S. Giovanni Battista Cathedral with the Madonna del Popolo Chapel and Museum and not forgetting the Alessandro Bonci theatre, a Neoclassical gem at the heart of Cesena’s old town. The Natural Science Museum, Pinacoteca Comunale gallery (home to the famous painting “Madonna della Pera” by Paolo Veneziano), Archeological museum and Museo della Centuriazione all complete Cesena’s rich cultural contribution.
The town’s culinary traditions are influenced partly by it vicinity to the Tuscan Apennines and partly to its vicinity to the Adriatic Coast. One traditional delicacy that features on every table is the Piadina flatbread, sold also roadside from kiosks and Piadina Stands. Cesena is also famous for its local wines such as the Sangiovese red, perfect when served with meat and pasta, and the Albana and Trebbiano whites.
A visit to Cesena and its surrounding area will not only take you to the nearby seaside resorts but also to its hillside villages and towns: Longiano (km 15), Bertinoro (km 10), Forlimpopoli (km 12), Sarsina (km 30), Monteleone (km 15) and Roncofreddo (km. 20). These historical sites are home to some precious cultural and artistic treasures as well as being famous for their cuisine and local produce.
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Tourist Information CESENA Piazza del Popolo, 9
47023 Cesena (FC) Tel. +39 0547-356327 Fax +39 0547-356393