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The 10 most popular and beautiful beaches of Emilia-Romagna


Since the end of the nineteenth century, tourists have begun to crowd the beaches of the Romagna Riviera which, over time, has ended up organizing itself flawlessly. To date, the entire strip of sand that extends to the Adriatic Sea has bathing establishments, clubs, hotels and all the equipment necessary to best accommodate tourists, with few areas of unspoiled and wild beach.
We see the 10 most beautiful beaches of Emilia Romagna, where to spend your holidays by the sea.



1 - Cesenatico, Forlì-Cesena

Orderly rows of umbrellas distant from each other, fun of all kinds, the beach of Cesenatico offers this and more to the thousands of people who flock to its shore every year. The beach, although very busy, is always cared for in every detail, in order to ensure young people, families and anyone else who decides to enjoy a holiday on its shores, every kind of comfort. They are in fact full of games for children, equipped green spaces, facilities for animals and swimming pools on the beach.

  • Where it is: Cesenatico is located in the province of Forlì, and can be easily reached in different ways, by car, in about 25 minutes from Cesena and by train, in about 39 minutes from the Barriera Terminal di Cesena station - Get directions
  • Ideal for: relaxation, sport, family fun
  • Type: golden sand
  • Where to sleep nearby: Hotel and b & b starting from € 32,00 per room -

2 - Marina di Ravenna, Ravenna

The fashion of happy hour made its way in the 90s in Emilia Romagna, and took root here, in Marina di Ravenna: the trendiest place on the entire promenade. A popular destination for young people and lovers of the "bellavita", Marina di Ravenna, in the afternoon, transforms itself from a quiet beach for families into a club where you can sip cocktails and listen to live music. It was the first seaside resort on the Ravenna coast fully equipped for tourists, and today it looks like one trendy resort, able to attract hundreds of tourists every year.



  • Where it is: Marina di Ravenna is located in Ravenna and can be reached by car from Bologna, taking the A14 motorway to Ancona in about 1 hour and 15 minutes; By train you have to get off at Ravenna station, and then continue with the other dedicated public transport - Get directions
  • Ideal for: relaxation, nightlife
  • Type: golden sand
  • Where to sleep nearby: Hotel and b & b starting from € 49,00 per room -

3 - Cattolica, Rimini

Popular with both young people and families, the beach of Cattolica ensures entertainment and comfort suitable for all ages. About 2 km long, and characterized by a crescent shape, the beach is enclosed between the Misano port and the mouth of the Tavollo, near the marina, which marks the border with the Marche. The sea ​​here is safe, thanks to the rocks that make up the breakwater barrier. The beach of Cattolica is equipped with services such as swimming pools on the beach, games for children, whirlpool, water games, water slides, which combine the classic sun lounger and umbrella rental services with extra fun.

  • Where it is: Cattolica, in the province of Rimini, can be reached by train, getting off at the Cattolica - San Giovanni - Gabicce station. Beside the railway there is the Tram and Adriabus bus station and taxis and buses are available to take you to the sea. By car, from the A14 Bologna motorway in about 1 hour and 25 minutes - Get directions
  • Ideal for: relaxation, sport
  • Type: golden sand
  • Where to sleep nearby: Hotel and b & b starting from € 68,00 per room -

4 - Lido di Dante and the Bassona, Ravenna

Lido di Dante is a sandy beach equipped with traditional establishments, which guarantee every comfort and, not far away, towards the south of the town near the mouth of the Bevano, there is a free beach known as Bassona: reported in 2003 by Legambiente for its uncontaminated character, and elected among the 10 most beautiful beaches in Italy. Immersed in the Classe pine forest, this beach is in fact one of the few spots on the unspoilt coast of Emilia Romagna and is mostly frequented by naturalists who have chosen it as a place to practice nudism since the 70s.



  • Where it is: in Ravenna, they can be reached by exiting the motorway at Ravenna, towards the lidi sud and following the signs for the lido, which is only 15 minutes away from the city center. By bus, from the center using the winter line 40 and the summer line 44 (one run per hour) - Get directions
  • Ideal for: relaxation
  • Type: golden sand
  • Where to sleep nearby: Hotel and b & b starting from € 49,00 per room -

5 - Lido delle Nazioni, Ferrara

The Lido delle Nazioni it is a great location for families and couples, given the tranquility that reigns in the place. Equipped with bathing establishments that alternate with free beaches the area is particularly suitable for children, given the presence of shallow sandy bottoms, which gradually become deeper and breakwaters, which allow safe bathing. The large artificial lake it is the seat of all the sporting activities carried out on the coast, and home to eels, mullets and various types of vegetation and birds. Every year it is the scenario in which water sports, running, cycling and horse riding competitions are held.

  • Where it is: on the Adriatic Riviera. Reachable by car from Ferrara in about 50 minutes, by train, the nearest railway stations are Ravenna and Ferrara, from there take the dedicated means of transport - Get directions
  • Ideal for: relaxation, nightlife, various sports
  • Type: golden sand
  • Where to sleep nearby: Hotel and b & b starting from € 34,00 per room -

6 - Marina Romea, Ravenna

The huge beach of Marina Romea, which joins to the south with that of Porto Corsini, satisfies everyone's holiday tastes and needs. Given its large size, anyone looking for relaxation will find it easy to find it, while the presence of pine forests and dunes makes picnics and nature lovers happy. Mothers can rest assured that theshallow water for many meters from the shore guarantees safe bathing while, young people and club lovers can find what they are looking for among aperitifs and music, usually scheduled for the evening.


  • Where it is: fraction of the municipality of Ravenna, located on the coast north of the city, Marina Romea can be reached by car from the north, through the Romea state road SS.309 in about 1 hour - Get directions
  • Ideal for: relaxation, nightlife, sport
  • Type: golden sand
  • Where to sleep nearby: Hotel and b & b starting from € 49,00 per room -

7 - Cervia, Ravenna

The Cervia beach is 9 kilometers long, and extends to the hamlet of Pinarella and Tagliata. Here too the beach is equipped with comfort suitable for families and children, who can enjoy themselves by taking advantage of one of the many sports fields present, beach volleyball, beach tennis etc ..., or taking part in the scheduled events designed especially for them. the beach is also equipped to accommodate tourists with special needs who, in case, can book in advance the beach, the suitable seat and an operator dedicated to providing assistance.

  • Where it is: on the coast of the Adriatic Sea, and is 20 km from Ravenna, about 30 minutes by car - Get directions
  • Ideal for: sport, relaxation
  • Type: golden sand
  • Where to sleep nearby: Hotel and b & b starting from € 49,00 per room -

8 - Riccione, Rimini

Fine beach, relaxation, sport, bathing establishments, at first sight the beach of Riccione does not seem different from the others on the coast: if it were not for the hundreds of young people and young people, foreigners and not, who invade the town every year. Capital of entertainment and nightlife Romagnola, which takes place mainly on the beach, Riccione, thanks to its discos and amusement parks, attracts young people from every area of ​​the country every year, attracted by the entertainment of all kinds in the city. Animated 24 hours a day, the beaches of Riccione alternate "special" atmospheres and themes, as in the case of the exclusivity of Bagno 71, or the privacy of beach 97, the famous Spiaggia delle Donne.

  • Where it is: on the Romagna Riviera. By car it can be reached in about 35 minutes from Cesena. By train, get off at Rimini station to continue on foot - Get directions
  • Ideal for: relaxation, nightlife, sport
  • Type: golden sand
  • Where to sleep nearby: Hotel and b & b starting from € 47,00 per room -

9 - Lido degli Estensi, Ferrara

Lido degli Estensi is a seaside resort in the province of Ferrara belonging to the seven Lidos of Comacchio, of which it is the most touristic, and bears the name of the Este family who ruled Ferrara for a long time. Its beach is among the longest in Italy, thanks to the sedimented phenomena and the long dam that separates Estensi from Porto Garibaldi. The Lido degli Etensi it is one of the most popular beaches in the province of Ferrara, and alternates establishments equipped with all services to stretches of free beach. Here too the sand is king, giving the shallow depths to the seabed, suitable for children to bathe in complete tranquility.

  • Where it is: in the province of Ferrara, and can be reached by car from the A13 motorway in about 50 minutes. By train, getting off at Ostellate station, and then using the dedicated public transport - Get directions
  • Ideal for: relaxation
  • Type: golden sand
  • Where to sleep nearby: Hotel and b & b starting from € 49,00 per room -

10 - Milano Marittima, Ravenna

Milano Marittima it is the beach where VIPs and ordinary people mingle with each other. Actors, presenters, sportsmen, every year make their compasa in swimsuits, in one of the bathing establishments of this 3,5 km long sandy beach. But Milano Marittima is not just this. Since the 60s the town has been famous for being loved by young people and VIPs, and for being suitable for families and for those in search of relaxation, in the shade of the pine forest. In fact, the establishments present allow both families and young people to find everything they need to satisfy their idea of ​​vacation.

  • Where it is: in the municipality of Cervia, reachable by car in about 30 minutes from Ravenna. By train, get off at Cervia - Milano Marittima Station - Get directions
  • Ideal for: relaxation, nightlife, surf-sport
  • Type: golden sand
  • Where to sleep nearby: Hotel and b & b starting from € 49,00 per room -

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The coast of Emilia Romagna boasts the oldest tourist tradition in all of Italy. Well connected by public transport and by the motorway network, the Romagna beach is low and sandy, therefore suitable for all ages and different needs. This stretch of coast, also known to most as the Adriatic Riviera, includes, among the various natural and maritime beauties, also facilities dedicated to sport, and numerous discos and clubs.

  • Hotel and b & b starting from € 49,00 per room -

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