Thanks to its distinctive features, this resort is chosen by thousands of visitors and travellers each year. Tourists are friendly welcomed, as typical of the people of Romagna, and so they gain access to a marvellous world of gastronomy, traditions and culture.
Cervia’s historical centre and the area around its salt storehouses, which were built at the end of the 17th century, remind visitors of its past. The area around the port is extremely striking, too. The fishermen’s quarter is busy ever since dawn, where the bustling fish discharge and sale keep them buzzing till evening time, when countless entertainment initiatives have their start and restaurants with romantic or even “gourmet” atmospheres open their doors.
Cervia’s fine-sand nine-kilometre-long beach and its not-too-deep and smoothly slanting seabed grant families and their babies or young children safety and relaxation. The beach establishments welcome beach-goers with first-rate and “cuddling” services. Swimming, surfing, sailing and water-skiing schools offer great chances to children and grown-ups. Many sports can be practiced at sea: from deep-sea fishing to ascensional parachuting, or, of course, the more traditional water-skiing, sailing or surfing. Each single beach establishment has got beach tennis courts, and very often also bowling grounds. Anyhow, on the beach everybody can play beach volley, beach soccer, yoga, pilates, and any other activity aimed at keeping both body and mind fit. Playgrounds are also available to the youngest. The many blue-flag certifications of these latest years grant the quality of sea-and-beach-resort services.
Nature plays a relevant role in this district. Tourists and residents all love these green areas where they can stop and relax, stay for a pick-nick in especially equipped spaces, while children have fun in playgrounds. A thousand-year-old pinewood enshrines Milano Marittima and offers life trails with equipment for outdoor exercise and jogging. The Spa Centre lies next to the wonderful Natural Park, a pinewood stretching over 27 hectares where visitors can watch the local wildlife while leaving their kids free to play on the lawns or along the paths. In this same area “CerviAvventura”, an aerial adventure park with aerial course in the trees and Tibetan bridges, steel cables and pulleys, grants adventurers safe fun. Cervia is part of the Po Delta Park with its – Salina di Cervia - Cervia Saltpan South Station: a wonderful natural area extending over 827 hectares with its typical humid-area wildlife such as pink flamingos, great egrets, purple and gray herons, avocets, mallards and kingfishers. Saltpans can be visited all year round with eco-tourist guides.
Cervia’s Spas lie deep in nature. They employ muds and mother water from the saltpans for exclusive aesthetic and therapeutic treatments. Besides having special healing properties muds also act on cellulite deposits, while salt is used in very special skin-peeling treatments.
There are countless chances to practice sport in Cervia. Recreations of all kinds are planned amid the pines or on the beach open spaces. Bikes are a must here: there are over 30 km. cycle paths in the greenery and new ones are opened each year to help those who want to take exercise and keep fit. Or they can canoe along the pinewood canals, or again ride on bridle paths in the green. It is also possible to ride jet skis or practice water-skiing on the many small lakes surrounding the resorts. Boating and sailing then become protagonists at sea. A great number of sailing competitions, some even reserved to children, are held, and countless are the sailing schools addressed to the many sailing lovers. A 27-hole golf course and an important horse-riding centre, both in Milano Marittima’s pinewood, make these sites’ sports offer unique. Mirabilandia, the theme park situated 5 km from Cervia, offers emotions worthy of the greatest European parks.
Shopping is always possible, daytime or nightime till midnight. Or again lovers of aperitifs may find the right place on the beach or in the city centre coffee-bars. At night discos and the coolest entertainment places of the Coast grow lively and crowded. Just enjoy the many typical local dishes which will surely add to your happiness. In Cervia there are countless chances to taste the dishes and products of Romagna and the great fish from the Adriatic sea. Cookery has always been a cult with the people of Romagna: tagliatelle, cappelletti , and a glass of Sangiovese can tell much about regional traditions. And what about Cervia’s sweet salt adding its unique flavour to the natural aroma of local quality products?