Province of Rimini
Cattolica is the last lido of the Riviera Romagnola and is situated just across the border with the Marches. Its coast is connected with the natural cove of the promontory of Gabicce and is dominated by the impressive castle of Gradara. Sheltered by sea currents and winds, Cattolica is an ideal destination to spend a holiday based on fun and relax, thanks to its idyllic position and its welcoming city centre.
The elegant hotels and welcoming inns are situated along the sea front, a short distance from the clubs and fish restaurants offering delicious dishes prepared according to the ancient fishing tradition of the town. The road which leads to the city centre is rich in tree-lined avenues, shops, glamorous boutiques and lively squares where shows for both adults and children are constantly held.
Its beach of fine and golden sand, calm sea, mild climate and high-quality services and facilities make Cattolica one of the most appreciated holiday destinations for families and groups, because of the presence of the interesting educational park, the Aquarium of Cattolica which illustrates underwater life in an educational and funny way.
The city centre offers several cultural opportunities, such as the visit of the church of Sant'Apollinare dating back to the XIIIth century, the Renaissance S. Croce Gallery and the nearby Malatesta Tower dating back to 1490. The archaeological and marine collection at the Museum of the Queen, the interesting Theatre of the Queen and the nearby Medieval village of Gradara attract cultural tourists all the year round.
Not to be missed...
The excursion to the Natural Park of Mount San Bartolo, an interesting archaeological and natural site overlooking the whole of the Riviera.
Local traditional specialities, such as the renowned "miacetto" fish soup, whose original recipe is cherished by few lucky inhabitants.
The Windsurf Day, a whole August day dedicated to this appreciated sport. National and international athlets perform acrobatics and breathtaking races.
Children's attractions, Giocamare, Mercatino Magico (Magic Market), Nel paese dei morbidoni e delle meraviglie (In the wonderland of blow-up games), situated both in the city centre and on the beach, numerous fun opportunities for the little guests staying along the riviera.
For further information:
Iat: Piazzale Roosevelt 5 - 47841 Cattolica (RN) Tel. 0541 966697/966621 - Fax 0541 966695
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Municipality of Cattolica - Councillorship for Tourism, Piazzale Roosevelt 5 - 47841 Cattolica (RN)
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