Cervia Travel Guide

History

Originally called Ficocle, it was probably of Greek origin and was located midway from current Cervia and Ravenna. It is known that this originary settlement was destroyed in 709 by patrician Theodore for its alliance with Ravenna against the loyal Byzantines.

Later the centre was rebuilt in a more secure position, in the Salina. This medieval city grew until it was provided with three fortified entrances, a Palaces of Priors, seven churches and a castle (Rocca) which, according to the legend, was built by Emperor Frederick Barbarossa. The name also changed from Ficocle to Cervia, probably referring to the Acervi, great amounts of salt left in the local evaporation pods. After a long series of events, it became part of the Papal States.

As the time passed, the salt pod turned into a marsh, and on November 9, 1697 Pope Innocent XII ordered it to be rebuilt in a safer location. The new city had huge silos for storage of salt, containing up to 13,000 tons.

Cervia is also mentioned in Dante's Divine Comedy (Inferno, Canto XXVII, lines 40–42).

Nowadays Cervia is a seaside resort on the Adriatic Riviera thanks to its 10 km shore characterised by sandy beaches.


source: Wikipedia

Things To Do in Cervia See All Things To Do in Cervia

  • Parco Naturale Di

    Parco Naturale Di

    Viale Carlo Forlanini

    Attractions,Landmarks and Points Of Interest
  • Torre San Michele
    Attractions,Landmarks and Points Of Interest
  • Bicio Papao

    Bicio Papao

    via Spalato 276

    Stabilimento Balneare a Milano Marittima

    Lifestyle, Attractions, Activities,Food and Drink, Landmarks and Points Of Interest, Outdoors
  • Museo Del Sale

    Museo Del Sale

    Via Nazario Sauro 24

    Attractions,Arts and Culture

Hotels in Cervia (79 Hotels) See All Cervia Hotels

  • Hotel Commodore

    Including Fantini Club, Bagno 169 and Bagno Renato 164 Cervia conveniently found close to the three star hotel, Hotel Commodore; this hotel is wonderfully positioned in t...

  • Sportur Club Hotel

    Having SPORTURCAFE', Medusa Beach 146 and Bagni Soleluna conveniently found in the vicinity of the three star hotel, Sportur Club Hotel; this hotel is appropriately locat...

  • Gambrinus

    Located in Cervia, Gambrinus is a premium hotel opportunely located near JUST dinner club Cervia, Medusa Beach 146 and Bagni Soleluna. Various other visited points of int...

  • Majestic

    Found in Cervia, Majestic is opportunely situated alongside Bagno Rosa, Hotel Premier & Suites Wellness Center and Popi's Cafe. Additional trendy tourist attractions clos...

Top Destinations in Italy