Cesenatico is a renowned seaside town on the coast of Romagna, located between Ravenna and Rimini. (Btw its beach has just been awarded with a Green Flag, it means is the best beach for kids)
In the picturesque historical center, which resides harmonically among modern urban structures, people can still get a sense of the atmosphere of the old fishermen’s village. The soft sandy beach which stretches out towards the sea, with its well-equipped beach centers, and the hinterland, with two big parks, are only a few of the distinctive features of Cesenatico. Its “Giardini al Mare” is a lively place, a long green area where people can sunbathe while walking peacefully.
The origin of Cesenatico dates back to 1302, when the harbour was dug and the fortress was built in order to defend it. In 1502, Leonardo da Vinci designed the Canal Harbour, which is still the pride of the town. On August 2 1849, Garibaldi with Anita and two hundred followers sailed from this harbour on fishing boats called “bragozzi” in order to rescue Venice. In the oldest part of the Canal Harbour, the Maritime Museum with historical boats shows the seafaring identity of Cesenatico.
You can’t leave without having tasted an Adriatic blue fish dish -to be tasted with the typical piadina bread- in one of the many typical restaurants facing the Canal Harbour designed by Leonardo da Vinci and without having purchased a hand-printed cloth, a characteristic local craft.
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