CERVIA and MILANO MARITTIMA
The ancient city of Cervia, which was originally dubbed Ficocle, was founded in the Etruscan Age, when small settlements dealing with salt production, which was the most flourishing activity of the surrounding area, began developing across the nearby territory. In the IX century, the city was renamed “Cervia” because of the legendary glorious vicissitudes it experienced.
Milano Marittima boasts more recent origins. It was founded in the early 1900, when Cervia, a small city which gathered 9.000 inhabitants, revolved around salt production, agriculture and fishing. In 1882, the city inaugurated the first "Bathing Establishment", and soon became an appreciated seaside resort.
Today, Cervia and Milano Marittima
give tourists the possibility to enjoy a remarkably wide array of attractions: sport, sea, wellbeing, culture and day and night fun opportunities.
Cervia’s major attractions and highlights:
Park of the Salt Pans
Cervia’s Park of the Salt Pans, which is included in the regional reserve of the Po Delta, is the ideal holiday destination for the lovers of nature, since it provides the ideal habitat for peculiar species of animals and plants. It hosts rare birds, such as flamingos, avocets and black-winged stilts, and extraordinary vegetal species.
Cervia’s salt warehouses bear witness to the thriving production activity which has always characterized the whole surrounding area.
Tower of San Michele
The Tower of San Michele, which was erected in 1691 to protect the city against the Turkish and Saracen attacks, rises a short distance from the two salt warehouses of the city. The enchanting coastline of the Riviera Romagnola is also dotted with beautiful theme parks and funfairs, which give both adults and children the possibility to learn while playing and experiencing the utmost fun.