After our exploration of Rimini, we were driving towards Ravenna, when we noticed a beautiful canal and colorful houses. We did not have any plans to stop before reaching Ravenna, but the view was overwhelming and we both knew, stopping here at Cesenatico, is a must. (Parking: 44.06.27.4 / 012.30.45.0)
As soon as we reached the old town with its water canal, we were blown away. Cesenatico sure is a paradise for everyone enjoying colorful motives. The water canal splits Cesenatico on two sides. You can walk from one side to another across bridges or cross it with a small boat. (Boat crossing: 0,40€/adults, 0,20€/children, 0,10€/bicycle).
The Cesenatico water canal is not special only because there’s a maritime museum on it, but also because it was drawn and surveyed by the famous Italian master Leonardo da Vinci.
Passing the Cesenatico railway line just at the water canal, will show you another beautiful tourist attraction. The Cesenatico water canal goes deep into the inland and is still used for fishing nets. Cesenatico has a long tradition of fishing and seeing its tradition alive today makes a visit even more spectacular.
If you ever travel around Italian region Emilia-Romagna, make sure to visit Cesenatico. Cesenatico is small, but definitely worth your stop.