Cervia, Province of Ravenna, Emilia-Romagna

Situated along the Adriatic Riviera, 20 km south of Ravenna, the commune is privilefed with a 10km-long stretch of wide, sandy beach and shallow sea bottom, with the tourist resorts of Milano Marittima, Pinarella and Tagliata.


  • Altitude: 3 m a.s.l
  • Population: about 27,000 inhabitants
  • Zip/postal code: 48015, 48016, 48010
  • Dialing Area Code: +39 0544
  • Patron Saint: St. Paterniano, celebrated on 13th November
  • Frazioni & Localities: Cannuzzo, Castiglione di Cervia, Milano Marittima, Montaletto, Pinarella, Pisignano, Savio, Tagliata, Terme, Villa Inferno
  • GPS Coordinates: 44.15.N - 12.22.E

How to reach it

  • by road: state road SS16 or Adriatica connects to Ravenna and Rimini. Motorway A14 Bologna-Ancona, exit Cesena;
  • by train, Cervia station is along the Ferrara-Rimini line, with many trains during the week;
  • by air, the nearest airposrts are Rimini Miramare, Forlì or Bologna Borgo Panigale 105 km away, which offers daily connections to the main European airports.

What to see

  • Milano Marittima, founded in the early 20th century by a Milanese company, nowadays a favourite destination of high-end clientele, with a great many luxury villas and hotels.
  • Pinarella, a borough of Cervia, with its fine seafront pinewood rich of paths and fitness itineraries.
  • Tagliata, the southernmost borough of the commune, with a thick seafront pinewood.
  • At Pisignano, the ancient church of Santo Stefano, founded in 977 AD,preserving inside frescoes ascribed to Luca Longhi from Ravenna (1507-1580).

Events and Festivities

  • Yearly tennis tournament Vip Master.

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