San Mauro Mare: the Romagna Riviera you weren’t expecting
Relaxation and tranquillity are the keywords that define a holiday in San Mauro Mare.
This small and reserved seaside resort on the Riviera Romagnola, located between Rimini and Cesenatico, is ideal for an intimate and safe stay for the whole family, without giving up the comfort and fun typical of the area.
State-of-the-art bathing establishments, a Blue Flag beach, clean sea and shallow waters, protected play areas and well-equipped green parks make San Mauro Mare a little gem that will win you over.
San Mauro Mare and the beaches, oops, the Great Beaches
Characterising this small but cosy village on the Romagna coast is the Grandi Spiagge facility. Here, in fact, the establishments have decided to join forces and since 2000, with the aim of creating a beach without borders where everything is available to everyone, they have been offering services that you will not find anywhere else, from whirlpool baths to aromatic vapour baths, all seasoned with the typical Romagna welcome.
The icing on the cake is Fido Beach. Dedicated to four-legged friends, this area of the long San Mauro Mare beachfront offers ample space between beach umbrellas, bowls, cots and leashes, a shower and drinking fountain, as well as dog-sitting and veterinary advice.
Choosing to spend your holiday in San Mauro Mare does not only mean relaxation. Fun is guaranteed thanks to animation programmes on the beach during the day and a rich calendar of evening events curated by the Amaresanmauro association.
Theatre by the sea, foam parties, open-air cinema, concerts, cabaret shows and markets are just a few examples of the many activities that take place during the summer.
Culture and gastronomy on the Romagna Riviera, from the Casa Pascoli Museum to the flavours of the Rubicon Valley
Just seven kilometres away from the coast is the capital, San Mauro Pascoli, an ideal place to take a short break from the beach and indulge in a few hours of culture.
The small historic centre holds some not-to-be-missed gems such as the Town Hall built in the 18th century, the former Church of San Sebastiano, now used as an exhibition hall, and the small Casa Pascoli Museum, where the Italian poet was born and spent his early years.
That, however, is not the only place in the area linked to Giovanni Pascoli, and if you are curious to discover more, you can participate every Thursday morning, from June to September, in the free guided tours of the Itinerari Pascoliani (Pascoli Itineraries) to discover the art treasures and typical features of Romagna that marked the poet's life.
Keeping fit without giving up good food
The local gastronomy is based on the tasty blue fish of the Adriatic, as well as the rich, genuine flavours of the Rubicon Valley such as tasty homemade soups, dreamy grilled meats, and vegetables from the 'Pascoli vegetable garden'. All accompanied by the ever-present piadina romagnola and a glass of the excellent locally produced wine.
If you want to keep fit during your stay in San Mauro Mare, however, you will be spoilt for choice. The area lends itself well to outdoor sports such as cycling, beach volleyball or tennis at the swimming and sailing school located right on the coast.
And for a different day out, drop by the kart track to race go-karts and quads on the Italian Minimoto Championship circuit.