Ancient fishing village
Its origins date back to 1302, when the canal port was excavated and a fortress built in its defense. In 1502, Leonardo da Vinci designed the Porto Canale, which is still the pride of the town. In the oldest part of the Porto Canale, the Maritime Museum with historic boats testifies to the marine identity of Cesenatico.
Not far away, a visit to Casa Moretti is a must, with everyday objects and the original writings of one of the great protagonists of twentieth century literature.
Located in the historic center, Piazza delle Conserve, is characterized by the presence of ancient preserves or iceboxes and hosts a characteristic Market of Agricultural Producers every morning.
Behind the bathing establishments are the Giardini al mare, a long green belt where you can sunbathe while walking in peace and equipped with games for children, fountains and gazebos.
Cesenatico loves sports and is particularly known for cycling and the myth of Marco Pantani. During the spring, in fact, the Nove Colli attracts tourists and cycling lovers from all over the world.
The rich calendar of summer events offers concerts, aperitifs, themed evenings with tasting, parties, the famous dawn concerts or the Preserved Nocturnes without forgetting the outdoor theater, entertainment and markets practically every evening.
Other events not to be missed are the traditional Garibaldi Festival with the Palio della Cuccagna and the procession of the “garibaldini”, “Il pesce fa festa”, a gastronomic event dedicated to the blue fish of the Adriatic and during the Christmas period the famous Crib of the Marineria.