Cesenatico and Environs
The wonders of Romagna are all within a short distance from you!
Discover Romagna through and through! With your partner or with your whole family, our land has some pleasant surprises in store with its romantic medieval villages, inland castles, amusement parks and beautiful coastal landscapes. Set off from Hotel Cristoforo Colombo for an adventure to explore the surroundings and the Adriatic Riviera!
The canal port of Cesenatico
The social and cultural axis of the city is the Canal Port: the hub of town life and the main tourist attraction, it has its roots in the project designed by Leonardo Da Vinci back in the 1500s. The bright colors of the houses and moored boats allow you to fully enjoy the seafaring spirit of this city.
Piazza delle Conserve
The square is just 5 minutes away from the hotel, right in the historic center. It is home to the " conserve or icehouses," large, 6-meter-deep wells built around the 1500s used to store fish and other foodstuffs. The square is often the site of agricultural, craft or flea markets.
In the heart of the historic center, the Maritime Museum allows visitors to come into contact with the sea and the world of sailors and fishermen. In addition to guided tours and archaeological evidence, there is also a floating section with traditional boats with their sails hoisted, including a trabaccolo and a bragozzo, typical Adriatic boats.
It is the place to learn about Marco Pantani, the great cyclist from Romagna, who was born right here in Cesenatico. The museum is only 1 km away from Hotel Cristoforo Colombo, near the train station. Inside, there are rooms dedicated to Marco as an athlete, man and artist along with memorabilia and some of his history-making bicycles.
Trip to the Surrounding Area
Cervia Salt Pans
Famous throughout Italy for the production of sweet salt, a white gold that is also highly popular throughout the world, the salt pans of Cervia are the gateway to enter the great Po Delta Park. A unique habitat that is home to numerous animal and plant species. Birdwatchers and hikers will find dedicated trails and experiences to enjoy firsthand.
A city known worldwide for its Byzantine art and spectacular mosaics, with 8 monuments recognized by UNESCO as World Heritage Sites, Ravenna welcomes tourists and the curious to its streets dotted with churches, mausoleums and even the tomb of Dante Alighieri.
Villages in the hinterland
The Fortress of San Leo is a must-see destination for those who visit the hinterland of Romagna and want to experience the atmosphere of the Renaissance in these places. Within the walls of the fortress you can discover the life of the famous Count of Cagliostro, while from the top of the fortress, set on the rocky cliff, you can enjoy unparalleled views.
The fascinating medieval village of Gradara with its castle that can be visited and its perfectly preserved city walls is the ideal destination for a walk in a magical atmosphere. Just a few kilometers from the sea, the village offers excellent restaurants featuring local cuisine, cultural activities in the historical museum and to discover the story of Paolo and Francesca, as well as tours for families and children.
The largest amusement park in Italy with many games and attractions suitable for both adults and children. A park with a thousand surprises that also includes Mirabeach, the water park open during the summer season. Get ready to experience a day filled with fun and adrenaline among thrilling roller coasters, water slides and shows for all tastes!
Atlantica Water Park
There is nothing better than diving in the pool and having fun during the summer! Just a 5-minute walk from our hotel, Atlantica Water Park is home to fantastic pools and plenty of water slides for a fun-filled day with all your family or friends.