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Sea Wedding

Sea Wedding

This celebration has been going on in Cervia ever since 1445. The ancient rite, tradition, gastronomic stands and events

A very old and traditional event, it is one of the most beloved in the town. It has now come to its 575th edition but its ancient rite celebration at the sea and its fishing-of-the-ring challange, where young Cervia residents try to get the "trophy" bringing good luck and prosperity have lost none of their atmosphere.

Not to be missed are further events before the ceremony very celebration at sea, form the Cursa di Batell - Historical Regatta with historical lugsail boats, to the Ring tournament, shoe of skilled archery, exhibitions, shows and streets markets.

Sposalizio del mare, pescatori in mare

Sposalizio del mare, corteo storico


Sunday 24th May - Ring rituals 

Traditional Mass of the Ring 
Cervia Cattedrale - 4.00 p.m.
Solemn Liturgy of Ascension, presided by the Archbishop of Ravenna-Cervia. Blessing of the ring Lord Mayor's and Bishop's exchange of local Salt and Sensia bread, an especially shaped bread traditionally baked only on Ascension Day.

Ring Parade 
from Garibaldi Square to the Canal - 5.00 p.m.
Solemn historic parade accompanying the Blessed ring to the Sea

Historic boat parade
the Canal - 5.45 p.m.

Set off to the sea
The Canal - 6.00 p.m.
The boats sail out to sea to perform the ancient rite of blessing the Adriatic Sea and throwing the ring into its waves for the young fishermen to fish it out

Greasy pole over the water
The Canal - 9.00 p.m
Traditional water game for the youngsters

Gastronomic stands

Set off to the sea



on Sunday 24th May 2020


Town historical centre




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Tourist Information Office - Cervia
Torre San Michele, Via Arnaldo Evangelisti 4
0544 977194
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