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Cesenatico Hotel: holidays in Cesenatico
Cesenatico is one of the most famous seaside resorts on the Romagna Riviera: beaches with facilities for the young and the old, fun parks, bars and clubs and lots of regional food specialities.
If you choose Cesenatico for your holidays, not only can you enjoy the beach and the sea but you can also enjoy a holiday with lots of sporting activity, from cycling to water sports
If you are travelling with your family, our beaches also have facilities for the very little ones and you will have plenty of places to visit with them, from theme parks to water parks.
Don’t forget the charm of the inland area either, with all its ancient traditions and mystery.
The history of Cesenatico
Cesenatico, an ancient fishing village, tells a remarkable history with origins as far back as the Bronze Age (16,000 years before Christ), when what we see today was just marshland. The first human settlements which we have trace of date back to the 6th-5th century B.C. but Cesenatico experienced real growth when Cesena built the port in 1300 with the aim of developing trade.
What is today called Canal Port was subject to numerous invasions, destructions and reconstructions, but it was in the 16th century when the port and the town of Cesenatico had its moment of splendour and gained the attention of Cesare Borgia, who asked Leonardo da Vinci to improve the structure.
The port was occupied by the Venetians and so Leonardo was not able to complete the project to improve its operation, but today its design can be admired at the National Library in Paris.
Over the 17th and the 18th century Cesenatico was part of the Papal State and its port became an important centre for the trade of sulphur, extracted from Montefeltro area.
The Church of San Giuseppe and the humpback bridge both date back to this period.
During the period of the Napoleonic domination, Cesenatico began to lay claim to its independence from Cesena and in 1827 the city became autonomous.
In Cesenatico it is possible to see the monument dedicated to Garibaldi, which was built in honour of his setting sail from the port in the direction of Venice in 1849. The town became a member of the Kingdom of Italy in 1860.
The most difficult period in the history of Cesenatico is linked to the Second World War, when the oldest buildings were destroyed and antifascist fighters were wounded, killed or deported.
Today the town retains the charm of the old sea port and the young atmosphere of a place full of bars and clubs, with restaurants overlooking the port, boats moored up and many opportunities to try the delicacies of typical seafood cuisine.
Particularly worth visiting is the Maritime Museum, where ancient sea vessels tell the history of the town over the centuries through stories of the sea.