Compared to the central months of summer, in June the fun coast reveals a more intimate and relaxed dimension. Tour between golden beaches, historical centers rich in architectural and artistic treasures, dense pine forests all to be explored

At the end of spring, the Romagna Riviera has a completely different charm compared to the central months of summer.

The coast of entertainment, severely tested by the incessant rains of May, is not just discos and piadinerias as we tend to believe. The coast overlooking the Upper Adriatic is touched by historic ports full of charm, not to mention the artistic wonders dating back several centuries.

There is no better month than June to visit the Romagna Riviera.

In this phase of transition between spring and summer, the region welcomes lone travellers, families, couples and children with open arms, offering the best of local hospitality combined with very bright days, perfectly blue sea and minimal crowds.

Itinerary in an area of Italy full of charm and warmth, more than ever in need of getting back on track and attracting tourism.

First stop Cesenatico, with the port designed by Leonardo and the family friendly atmosphere

Located in the center of the Romagna Riviera, about 15 km from Cesena, the town is the classic love at first sight with its Porto Canale Leonardesco.

Surrounded by narrow streets and colorful buildings once inhabited by local fishermen (and now highly sought after by tourists), it was born from a drawing by Leonardo da Vinci, who designed it on commission from Cesare Borgia back in 1502.

Guaranteed bathrooms: the sea of Cesenatico is blue and transparent, approved by the Blue Flag tests for water healthiness.

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Anyone with children will be delighted at the Valverde Ricci Hotel: just outside the centre, a stone's throw ( literally) from the equipped beach, it combines high quality cuisine, services for families, swimming pools and comfort.

Piadina, in Cesenatico, must absolutely be eaten. And in this sense you can let yourself be carried away by your appetite, stopping at the tables of the numerous kiosks that inhabit the seafront.

If you were a fan of Marco Pantani, don't miss a visit to museum-foundation named after the cyclist from Cesena.

Inaugurated in 2006, in three exhibition rooms it collects memorabilia related to Pantani's career, from the historic bicycles used in competitions to trophies, newspaper clippings and video and audio recordings. It should be noted that, according to a specific will of the Pantani family, the entire proceeds from the visits go to charity.

Second stop Ravenna and its surroundings, among pine forests to explore and ancient mosaics

A city rich in history and cultural influences, the ideal destination to feast on art and architecture. In the historic center you come across numerous early Christian mosaics dating back to between the 5th and 6th century AD.

Among the buildings that house some of the oldest and most fascinating, the Basilica of San Vitale, the Neonian Baptistery and the Mausoleum of Galla Placidia.

With an enviable location in the heart of Ravenna, right in front of Dante's tomb, the Aparthotel La Reunion offers large suites - each furnished with its own style - with room service for breakfast.

By car or bicycle, go beyond the city walls and explore the Lidos of Ravenna, nine seaside resorts that combine the pleasure of fine white sand beaches with dense pine forests behind them, to enjoy a regenerating walk in the countryside.

Third stop Rimini, with one of the oldest libraries in Italy and the Fellini Museum

The city of Federico Fellini is always described as a destination for nightlife.

The truth is that Rimini is much more than its discos (without taking anything away from the nightlife). Strolling through its streets is equivalent to coming across masterpieces such as the Renaissance Tempio Malatestiano designed by Leon Battista Alberti, which inside preserves the Crucifix by Giotto and a fresco by Piero della Francesca.

And what about the city library, one of the oldest in Italy, housed in the seventeenth-century Palazzo Gambalunga ( To combine culture and sea life, you can stay in one of the numerous, well-equipped hotels in Marina di Rimini, just outside the city and overlooking the sea, such as the modern and comfortable Mercure Hotel Rimini Artis.

They say the nearby piadineria Casina del Bosco serves some of the tastiest piadina from Romagna in the area. Seeing is believing.

Ah, and of course it's worth booking a visit to the Museo Fellini. Distributed over three spaces of historical value, namely Castel Sismondo, Palazzo del Fulgor and Piazza Malatesta, the museum promises to make the visitor the protagonist of an immersive and dreamlike experience, making him feel part of a Fellini film.