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Milano Marittima Liberty

Milano Marittima Liberty

A stroll through the centre of Milano Marittima looking for liberty villas

From Palanti's garden city to holiday cottages

Guided tour of the centre of Milano Marittima

An evening stroll through the centre of Milano Marittima, following the footsteps of its founders.

Meeting Point

MILANO MARITTIMA - Rotonda Primo Maggio

Milano Marittima Liberty, villino Palanti

The birth of the Garden City

On 14th August 1912, the newly-established Milano Marittima company signed a contract with the municipality of Cervia to build a modern holiday resort on the model of the garden city, the ideal city, in which comfort and modernity could merge with the surrounding nature.

At the basis of this dream was the imaginative figure of Giuseppe Palanti, creator of the Milano Marittima master plan that is still relevant today.

The Art Nouveau villas

The villas that will be visited on the tour are located in the centre of the town so that they can be reached on foot in a pleasant stroll.

They are mostly structures from the late 1920s and early 1930s, currently subject to protective restrictions to preserve its architectural characteristics. The villas are example where architecture has merged with the surrounding nature to create a place destined to become one of the most important and original on the Riviera.

The historic villas cannot be visited internally since they are privately property

Milano Marittima - Rotonda Primo Maggio
Please arrive 10 minutes before the scheduled time.

For organisational reasons, the visit requires a reservation and a minimum number of participants.

Guided tour in Italian only


IAT-R Office Cervia
Ph. +39 0544 974400 -


on Monday, 17th June, 8th July,
5th August, 9th Septembre 2024


9.00 pm


Rotonda 1° Maggio

Milano Marittima


  • full ticket € 12,00
  • free for children up to 10 years

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