Cesenatico is a port town with about 20,000 inhabitants on the Adriatic coast of Italy. It is located in the province of Forlì-Cesena in the region of Emilia-Romagna, about 30 km south of Ravenna.

A town where the fishing tradition continues to live and give "color and soul" to the old town, behind which the spectacular beach stretches.

Cesenatico's port canal was surveyed and drawn by Leonardo da Vinci at the request of Cesare Borgia, as part of his plans to fortify the nearby town of Cesena.

Tourism and Events in Cesenatico

Fun and Culture...

Few other places on the Adriatic coast can boast the historical and cultural richness of Cesenatico.

A small holiday paradise on the banks of the blue Adriatic, with an imposing receptive structure and entertainment for all tastes and needs.

Cesenatico is also renowned for the high level of its restaurants, where of course seafood dishes excel, and its sparkling - but without excess - nightlife in one of the homelands of "ballroom dance".

Cesenatico holds the Annual "Marco Pantani Nove Colli (Nine Hills)" cycling road event across nine of the Apennine foothills in May of each year. Other events associated include the Nove Colli Off Road and Junior Event in September each year.

Cesenatico hosts every year the final stage of the Italian Mathematics Olympiad, a mathematical battle of wits between the best 300 high school students in Italy. It is usually held in the week-end following the first Thursday of May.

Cesenatico beach

Sea, Sun and Fitness...

From the port, you will soon reach the "tourist center" of Cesenatico, its beautiful beach, seven kilometers long and up to two hundred meters wide.

A beach of fine golden sand, with a smooth bottom and free of hazards for children, ideal to spend days of rest and fun, with dozens of modern and well equipped bathing establishments, which can satisfy even the most demanding tourists: swimming and windsurfing school, water skiing, sailing, sports facilities, play areas, entertainment, disco on the beach, boat cruises, and much more.

Noteworthy some parts of the "free beach", often hosting parties and events, including the amusing "Nove Scogli (Nine Rocks)", a race between pedal-boats.

Main sights in Cesenatico

Walking in the city...

Today Cesenatico is a popular tourist resort. It is home to the Marine Museum (Museo della Marineria), where historic fishing boats are displayed in the canal.

The downtown also features a 118 m high skyscraper, which for a few years, in Europe, was among the thirty highest buildings.

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