Why choose Cesenatico

Traditional celebration di Garibaldi

The spectacular Palio della Cuccagna

In the Floating Section of the Museum, truly one of a kind, ten traditional boats are docked with their colourful “lugsails” marked with the symbols of the fishermen’s families.

The Land Section of the Maritime Museum offers visitors an extensive and fascinating journey dedicated to traditional seafaring on the upper and middle Adriatic. Around the lugger and bragozzo, two large boats placed in the centre of the pavilion, an exhibition route winds its way amid exhibits, period films, didactic installations and 3-D animated films, illustrating the structure and construction of traditional boats and their propulsion and steering systems.

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Casa Moretti was the home of the writer and poet Marino Moretti, bequeathed to the Town of Cesenatico in order to preserve, along with the original furnishings, its library and archive with manuscripts and letters. Casa Moretti has thus become a home-museum where visitors can make an ideal journey through the literary world of the twentieth century in the company of one of its most outstanding protagonists.
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In the Piazza delle Conserve , the “conserve” have all been refurbished. These buildings, with their inverted cone shape piercing the ground, once served as “ice houses” in which to store fish and produce ice: a true monument to the labours of the people on land while the fishermen were out at sea.

Nowadays, every morning you can find a typical market of flowers, fruit and vegetables. During the summer the Piazzetta delle Conserve and Via Fiorentini host traditional summer markets.

Marco Pantani (Cesena, 13 gennaio 1970 – Rimini, 14 febbraio 2004) was an Italian professional road bicycle racer, with characteristics of pure climber. Professional from 1992 to 2003, he won a Tour of Italy and Tour de France; It was also bronze medal at the World Championships of 1995 in line. Nicknamed “the Pirate”, he obtained his best results in stage races: it is still the last Italian to have won the Tour de France, in 1998 (33 years after Felice Gimondi) and the last rider ever after Fausto Coppi, Jacques Anquetil, Eddy Merckx, Bernard Hinault, Stephen Roche and Miguel Indurain to win the Giro and the Tour in the same year.

Space Pantani is the multimedia museum entirely dedicated to Marco Pantani. Space Pantani covers an area of over 300 square meters and comes from the will of the Pantani family, the Municipality of Cesenatico and the Marco Pantani Foundation to create a structure to keep alive the memory of the champion of Romagna and its epic enterprises. The museum was opened to the public in October 2006 and is managed by the family Pantani in order to generate profits to be donated for charitable purposes. Although the proceeds of the gadgets for sale at the site contributes to the realization of charitable activities.