It is the Southernmost seaside resort of the Adriatic Riviera of the Emilia Romagna Region.
The city boasts seafaring origins and an ancient tradition of hospitality that dates back to when it was a resting place for travelers who crossed the Via Flaminia (200 BC). Equipped with an efficient receptive organization, it has recently been renewed thanks to an extensive urban redevelopment project involving squares, gardens, and public spaces. In 2008 it also inaugurated its marina.
It is an elegant and noble city: tree-lined avenues overlooked by shops and welcoming places where you can enjoy an aperitif or eat an ice cream, and squares restored and decorated with fountains which play on water and light. During the Summer, the Theater and the Arena offer outdoor shows and concerts.
The Museum of the Queen documents the history of Cattolica, with particular regard to the Roman-Republican period and the city’s maritime tradition.
It is also worth visiting the historical port with a square hosting a boat-shaped fountain in the middle, overlooking bars and clubs.
A visit to the Aquarium of Cattolica, the large theme park of the sea, is also recommended.