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Art and culture

Points of historical and artistic interest to see and discover in the Cervia area

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.

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.

Villa Malagola

One of the few villas still visible in Milano Marittima

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.

The Madonna Assunta Statue - Town Hall

The decision to provide the Town Hall with a statue dedicated to the Assumption Madonna, and to place it in a railing balcony, was made in a communal assemby in 1754.

The Beata Chiara di Rimini Panel

This panel was painted between 1544 and 1618 and represents the blessed Chiara whilst receiving from Christ through Saint John's hand a diploma with a lead bull, and Jesus, accompanied by the Apostles, who is blessing her.

The Velario - The Ancient Curtain in the Town Theatre

The Cervia theatre painted veil shows a particular view of the town.

Antica Pescheria - The Old Fishers' Market

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

Villa Capannina

Villa Capanna called also Villa Capannina

Villa "Il Pagliaio"

This is one of Milano Marittima's seaside villas

Villa Carlotta

One of the seven villas built before the Great War

Villa Maiolatesi

This is one of the 1930s seaside villas in Milano Marittima

Villa Ragazzena at Castiglione

Villa Ragazzena is an imposing farm which stands in the middle of the country of Castiglione, 8 km from Cervia.

Piazza Pisacane Square

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

The Painting of Saint Joseph

This canvas, painted between 1625 and 1662, is probably one of the most precious works in Cervia.

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 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".

Callido Organ - Suffragio Church

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

"Ficocle" Archeological Site

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

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.

Villa Giuseppe Palanti

This is one of the best preserved seaside villas in Milano Marittima

The Panel of the Madonna del Pino

The Madonna of the Pine-tree is a canvas of 1.10x0.65m.

The Saltworkers' village

The Borgo dei Salinari (Saltworkers' town area) is included inside the ancient walls of Old Cervia, but more properly it builds up an extension of these walls.

Villa Colmegna

This is one of Milano Marittima's seaside villas

Via XX Settembre

This historical street is situated in the centre of Cervia.

Villa Righini

This is one of the seaside villas in the centre of Cervia

The Panel of Madonna della Neve by B. Longhi

The panel representing the Madonna of the Snow is inside the Cathedral in the historical Centre in Cervia.

The Archeological Site in Montaletto

The archeological area in Montaletto is divided into "Chiesa" (Church) and "Scuola" (School).

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

Brückner's model

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

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