The ethereal splendour of Cesenatico’s harbour has made it the sublime subject of many paintings; the same picturesque beauty that inspired artists now attracts tourists, who flock to this Italian gem in order to enjoy sun, sand and serenity. With its rich historical and maritime heritage, the friendly locals of this idyllic village have maintained archaic traditions through food, music and dance, while also embracing modernism with its impressive urban structures.
Da Vinci’s Alternative Masterpiece
The town’s architectural and cultural pride lies within the Canal Harbour, an impossibly picturesque place designed by artistic deity Leonardo de Vinci. Upon the banks of this historical hub, traditional houses are painted in gentles colours and an unostentatious church spire points heavenwards.
Enjoy the coastal splendour of the region with a visit to Cesenatico Beach, a sprawling shoreline covered in golden sand and flanked by gentle, azure waters. A plethora of fabulous facilities will ensure a relaxing and restorative respite upon this consecrated stretch of coast.
Museums of Maritime and Moretti
In the cultural wonderland of Canal Harbour reside museums integral to the cultural understanding of the village. The Maritime Museum explores the seafaring heritage of Cesenatico through a captivating collection of maritime memorabilia.
In Casa Moretti, the house of seminal poet Marino Maretti harbours painstakingly preserved books, writings and artefacts significant to this prized poet.
Blissful Blue Fish
The town’s signature dish is Adriatic Blue Fish, a simple yet sublime taste of the sumptuous seafood on offer. A quaint and quintessential place in which to enjoy this local delicacy is Ristorante Da Giuliano al Porto Canale, an exquisite and elegant eatery affording gorgeous harbour views and gourmet gastronomy rooted in the region’s rich culinary heritage.(Via Moretti, 19 | Porto Canale Ponente, 47042 Cesenatico)