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Art and culture

Art and culture

Cervia's history is fascinating and worth discovering. Its historic centre is surrounded by an architectural quadrilateral of houses that tells about the past of a salt-tied town, where the saltpan workers' families would live.

A short walk away from the centre, outside the quadrilateral walls, the Salt Storehouses and the St Michael Tower - which once had the function of a check point over the salt trade - mirror onto the canal.

Down the port canal you get into the atmosphere of the Fishermen's Neighbourhood, characterised by a row of small terraced houses.

"Ficocle" Archeological Site

The archeological site called Ficocle or Old Cervia is situated near Cervia's saltpans.

Angelika, love fountain

“Angelika, the fountain of love” was given to the city of Cervia by Helmut Trunk in 2008.

Antica Pescheria - The Old Fishers' Market

The old fishers's market is just in Cervia's historical centre.

Borgo Marina - The Fishermen's Neighbourhood

Inhabited settlement established around 1833 and located around the canal harbour in Cervia, to accommodate fishermen from various parts of the Upper Adriatic area.

Brückner's model

Milano Marittima can be considered as a “beautiful woman”, as in 1920 Giuseppe Palanti knew, did and represented.

Callido Organ - Suffragio Church

The Organ by Callido can meritoriously be considered as one of the worthiest artistic pieces in the whole territory.

Church of Saint Andrew apostle

Built around 1860, in the place of a parish church of the 12th century, the church of Saint Andrew is an example of neoclassicism.

Church of Saint Anthony of Padua

The church devoted to Saint Anthony from Padua is just at the edge between the old town of Cervia and the new settlement, past the bridge over the canal, along the salt storehouses.

Church of Sant' Antonio Abate

This neoclassical style church in Castiglione di Cervia dates back to before the 19th century

Church of Santa Maria del Suffragio

Santa Maria del Suffragio is one of the oldest churches in Cervia. It was built between 1717 and 1722, at the same time as the New Town and the Cathedral.

Darsena Salt Storehouse

Overlooking the salt-pan canal, opposite the Magazzino del Sale Torre, it is a significant example of industrial archaeology, linked to the salt-making tradition.


More than 30 farm buildings are protected as interesting examples of rural architecture. The most interesting type of farmhouse is the one built after the so-called Cesena-Rimini model.

Giacomo Onestini's house-museum

Artistic ceramics exhibition

Grazia Deledda Monument

The monument stands in that part of the lungomare (sea promenade) dedicated to the poetess : the work was unveiled on 9th Sept. 1956 on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of her death.

Grazia Deledda's House

Grazia Deledda's house stands in Cervia, in a location between the historical centre and the sea in viale Colombo.

Il Tappeto Sospeso Fountain - The suspended carpet

Built in 1997 to celebrate the three hundredth anniversary of Cervia Nuova’s foundation, the fountain was designed by the Romagna poet Tonino Guerra.

La Casa delle Aie (Farmyard house)

The "Farmyard House" stands just outside the town, in the country around Cervia, not far from the century-old pinewood of Milano Marittima.

Lancia Assunta

The first boat recognized as part of National Cultural Heritage.


Built to replace an old lighthouse, now too far from the sea to function because of the changes in the coastline.

Maceo Casadei's Permanent Exhibition

Maceo Casadei's permanent exhibition is inside the Town Hall

Madonna degli Angeli Sanctuary

The sanctuary devoted to the Lady of the Angels is situated in the small locality of Cannuzzo, about 10 km from Cervia

Madonna del Pino Sanctuary

The sanctuary devoted to the Lady of the Pines is situated about 2 km from the present town of Cervia

Madonna della Neve Church

This deconsecrated church stands in the middle of the saltpans, in the area called Prato della Rosa (The Rose field) where Old Cervia stood in the past

Musa - Salt Museum

MUSA is an integral part of the National Museums Network

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Paratoie Bridge

The bridge called Bulkhead Bridge is in the historical centre of Cervia and in the heart of the Fishermen's Neighbourhood.

Piazza Andrea Costa Square

The Square Andrea Costa is situated between the historical centre and the Fishermen's neighbourhood, in a location which has been defined, because of its ambivalence, "between the sea and the dry land".

Piazza Garibaldi Flooring

The paving of the historical centre concerns at present the square called Garibaldi and via XX Settembre, which surrounds the historical "quadrilateral" of the town.

Piazza Garibaldi Square

The heart of Cervia Nuova, Piazza Garibaldi includes, one in front of the other, political power and spiritual authority: the Municipal Palace and the Cathedral.

Piazza Pisacane Square

The Pisacane square is in the historical centre of the town and is also called "The Vegetable Square".

Piazzale Salinari Square

This square has a large quadrangular shape, on which overlooks the Salt Storehouse called Darsena, of 1712.

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