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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.

Musa - Salt Museum

MUSA is an integral part of the National Museums Network

With ticket

Grazia Deledda's House

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

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.

Madonna del Pino Sanctuary

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

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.


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

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.

Via Nazario Sauro

This street is the fulcrum of the Fishermen's Neighbourhood, in fact it links the historical centre to the harbour.

Church of Sant' Antonio Abate

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

San Lorenzo Oratory

St Laurence's Oratory is in the small town of Castiglione di Cervia, 8 km from the town


The charm of a building where water and sky meet in harmony. The new location immersed in nature of the Night Club that first opened in the centre of Milano Marittima

Torre Salt Storehouse

The Salt Storehouses can be considered as the most interesting example of industrial architecture in Cervia's territory, nowadays a very evocative venue for exhibitions, shows and events.

Santa Maria Assunta Cathedral

The Cathedral is in Cervia's main square just opposite the Town Hall

Rotonda Primo Maggio, the heart of Milano Marittima

Known in the local dialect as the plaza of Zencv Culòni (five columns), la Rotonda Primo Maggio is today one of the most emblematic landmarks of Milano Marittima.

San Michele Tower

Saint Michael's Tower stands in Cervia's historical centre and dates back to 1691, before the founding of New Cervia, when it was built to defend the town from Turks and Saracens.

Santo Stefano Parish Church

Saint Stephen's Parish Church is in Pisignano, about 9 km from Cervia, in the countryside south-west along the main road via Crociarone, which marks the northern limit of the ancient roman division of the territory in "centuries" typical of the Cesena area.


Built starting from the end of the 17th century to host the families of saltworkers, the Quadrilatero represents the boundaries of Cervia Nuova.

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.

The Canal Harbour

Built as a point for salt loading, the Cervia canal harbour today is one of the best equipped tourist ports along the Romagna Riviera.

Statue of Our Lady of the sea

inauguration day, 23rd May 2009

Walter Chiari Municipal Theatre

It is a remarkable historical and artistic example of the minor architecture of the 1800s

Wooden Crucifix of the Suffragio Church

It is one of the most valuable pieces of our town's heritage, it can be admired inside the church called Del Suffragio in the historical centre.

Lancia Assunta

The first boat recognized as part of National Cultural Heritage.

The statue Thalàtta

The statue called Thalàtta, The Sea Woman, is outside St Michael's Tower, on its south side

Giacomo Onestini's house-museum

Artistic ceramics exhibition

Stella Maris Church

Stella Maris Church, with its modern structure, stands among Milano Marittima's pine trees, since 1959


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.

Angelika, love fountain

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

Villa Perelli

It is a villa from the 1940s located in the centre of Milano Marittima

Villa De Maria

A symbol of the "City Garden"

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