Milano Marittima: the charm of the Garden City on the Romagna Riviera
Milano Marittima beach is the pride of the Romagna Riviera, the main attraction that every year drives thousands of families and young people to choose this town just a few kilometres from Cervia. But Milano Marittima, born as Garden City in 1912, is much, much more.
With state-of-the-art beach clubs, accommodation facilities to suit all budgets, fashionable shops and nightclubs, fun and well-being are ensured at all times of day. And even those looking for a few hours' break from the beach will find solace in the vast Milano Marittimapine forest, one of the town's most magical places with an extension of 210 hectares and many paths to walk or cycle in an unspoilt environment.
The activities in the green surroundings of Milano Marittima are not limited to walks in the pine forest. What if we told you that you could have a unique experience in contact with over 60 species of butterflies in a tropical climate all year round? Be amazed by the Butterfly House, a wonderful botanical garden where Amazonian and African butterflies freely live and fly.
Beach, disco and Santa: so many opportunities at Milano Marittima
The city welcomes you with warmth and friendliness all year round, although the ideal season to experience it at its best is summer. This is the time when the city comes alive with many events and open-air venues among the most popular on the Romagna coast and beyond, such as Papeete, the Pineta disco and many open-air street bars in a row from the beach to the centre of Milano Marittima.
Spring and autumn are great for a relaxing weekend away from the daily routine. A leisurely stroll on the beach, lunch and dinner to discover the Romagna tradition of cappelletti and grilled fish, and why not join a unique event -–there are so many to choose from.
Those who cannot give up the seaside even in winter will find in MiMa Wonderland, Italy's brightest Christmas village, the ideal opportunity to have their hearts warmed in the city from November to February. Artistic nativity scene, Santa's village, gourmet markets, reindeer and an ice-skating rink . Sounds incredible, doesn't it? Prepare to be amazed.
A break from the beach in Milano Marittima? Sport, art and good food
If you are looking for a break from the beach to do some shopping or just to discover the city, your point of reference will be Viale Gramsci, the heart of Milano Marittima.
The colours and scents of flowers and flower beds and the original, fashionable shop windows will be captivating. Stop to admire Brückner's Model, the work by Tuscan sculptor Adriano Bimbi inaugurated in 2012 for the city's 100th anniversary.
Strolling along the tree-lined avenues, a stone's throw from the sea, it will be impossible not to notice traces of the original Garden City project by Giuseppe Palanti: some of the Art Nouveau villas still embellish the city today, offering unique views of the historic centre.
And while you're at it, don't forget to enjoy a piadina at one of the many typical kiosks scattered around the city.
On the other hand, if you don't want to miss out on keeping fit during your holiday, there are important sports facilities in town, such as Adriatic Golf Club, the Mare e Pineta Tennis Centre, the Sailing Club and 'Le Siepi' Equestrian Centre. Alone or in company, opportunities for physical activity are always at hand.
The new promenade and its many equipped paths are also perfect for walking, cycling and jogging, but also for nature and activities such as yoga and Nordic walking.
And for a different experience, we suggest a canoe trip on the canal through the pine forest or a trip to the nearby Mirabilandia amusement park, open every day from June to September and on weekends in October, November, April and May.