Cattolica

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Cattolica which includes a bay or harbour and a coastal town

A holiday in Cattolica is the perfect opportunity to take an elegant tour along the fantastic Romagnola Riviera, with lots of things to see and do in every season.

Those who come here to enjoy the sea know they'll find perfectly equipped beaches and clean safe waters that have continually received the Blue Flag award. A great destination for young and old alike, there's fun for everyone on the beach or at the amusement parks along the Romagnola Riviera. These are only a few reasons why this town is a perfect destination. You can see for yourself thanks to our many holiday offers to Cattolica.

Cattolica has everything. From day and night-time fun to relaxing at beautiful wellness spas near the sea or in green oases. There are also many cultural activities outside the city, and inland hamlets to be discovered, in this region rich in artistic and popular history. There are loads of sports on offer, in the sea, on the beach or at fitness centres. You can do everything from beach volleyball to cycling and even golf. Cyclists can stay at the Bike Hotel in Cattolica, with specialised services and itineraries for cycling holidays.

Concentrated in spring, summer and autumn, Cattolica's best events draw numerous tourists to the city every year. The climax is reached during the Pink Night, the longest night of the summer, when all the cities along the coast put on shows, concerts, parties and activities until dawn. Cattolica has many characteristics typical of the Romagnola Riviera. Warm and welcoming, cordial and cheerful, the Riviera has always been a world famous spot for international tourism. Nestled in an inlet at the foot of Monte San Bartolo, the city centre is concentrated in a small hub where most city life unfurls, with interesting sites, historic buildings, squares, shops and entertainment spots.

From Piazza Roosevelt you can access the city's main road, Viale Bovio which leads on to the shops and a pedestrianised street to Piazza 1° Maggio, where folks meet up year round. One point of interest in the city centre is the Piazza del Mercato, which is definitely worth a visit. The commercial heart of Cattolica in the 1900s, still today it hosts a covered market and is surrounded by shops and businesses. Other must-sees are the Church of Sant’Apollinare and the Church of San Pio V near Piazza Roosevelt. Finally, for a taste of local history and culture, the Queen's Museum reveals Cattolica's ancient nautical traditions as well as the city's Roman origins.

A great place for all ages is the Cattolica Aquarium. It is called Le Navi, The Ships, because its structure recalls a fleet of ships and is the biggest aquarium on the Adriatic. There are different routes to follow - Blue, Green, Purple and Yellow - which take you on an underwater journey of over 4 hours to discover the sea and its more than 3000 inhabitants: 400 different species from all the world's oceans and seas.

Once in Cattolica, in addition to the endless things to do, remember that you are in Romagna, one of Italy's gastronomic capitals. As you're in a seaside town, we highly recommend trying the fish, cooked according to Romagnole recipes, with a slight influence from The Marches. O’ Capitano, mio Capitano and Gente di Mare are two great places to taste local specialities. If you prefer meat or other typical dishes, Ristorante Amarcord and Osteria da Joni are wonderful alternatives. Cafés and seaside pubs will tempt your palate with typical stuffed wraps (piadine). When choosing where to stay, health and wellness have recently become a common tourist trend, so there are many hotels with fitness centres, spas and hotels offering deals to the hot spring spas. For a day trip, check out Rocca di Gradara and its Fortified Hamlet, one of the best preserved medieval structures in all of Italy. The hilltop castle is a perfect spot to visit during a last minute holiday offer to Cattolica.

Waldorf Palace Hotel
Waldorf Palace Hotel
4 out of 5
Via Gran Bretagna 10, Cattolica, RN
The price is £53 per night from 3 Oct to 3 Oct
Situated in Cattolica, this beach hotel is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Le Navi Aquarium and 2.9 mi (4.7 km) from Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli. Aquafan is 8.4 ...
4/5Very Good! (223 reviews)
"Hotel was clean, room was kept spotless and the breakfast provided was varied and appetising. The older barman was exceptional and happy. A few staff were blunt and seemed reluctant to help with enquires though majority did"

Reviewed on 22 Sep 2019

Waldorf Palace Hotel
Victoria Palace Hotel
Victoria Palace Hotel
4 out of 5
Via Giosuè Carducci, 24, Cattolica, RN
The price is £82 per night from 21 Sep to 21 Sep
Located in Cattolica, this beachfront hotel is in the city centre and within a 15-minute walk of I Delfini Beach Village and Acquario Di Cattolica. Via Dante ...
4/5Very Good! (75 reviews)
Most uncomfortable bed
"The location of hotel was ok. I didn’t know there is charge for parking and to pay for parking was strange. But the bed and pillow were so uncomfortable. Now 2 days pass my stay I still have very bad neck and shoulder pain. The blanket was just not good. Curtains were not thick enough. We had a dinner ..."

Reviewed on 3 Sep 2018

Victoria Palace Hotel
Hotel Pacific
Hotel Pacific
3 out of 5
Via Modena 13, Cattolica, RN
Situated in Cattolica, this golf hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Via Dante, Le Navi Aquarium, and Acquario Di Cattolica. I Delfini Beach Village and Fontana ...
4.4/5Wonderful! (53 reviews)
"They greeted us with a smile and then it got better. We felt like guests in a family The hotel was centrally located. Very clean. All staff members were friendly and helpful."

Reviewed on 19 Jul 2019

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Hotel Pacific
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Residence Le Vele
Residence Le Vele
3 out of 5
Via Dante 139, Cattolica, Rimini
The price is £132 per night from 26 Sep to 26 Sep
Situated near the beach, this residence is within a 10-minute walk of Via Dante, Le Navi Aquarium and Acquario Di Cattolica. I Delfini Beach Village and Fontana ...
5/5Exceptional! (3 reviews)
Meravigliosa Vacanza
"Residence con tutti i confort che servono per passare un'ottima vacanza (climatizzatore, piano cottura ad induzione e relativo pentolame microonde, TV a schermo piatto, servizio navetta da e per il parcheggio gratuito) personale gentile e premuroso (Grazie Lucia! ).Nel centro di Cattolica e a due ..."

Reviewed on 19 Aug 2019

Residence Le Vele
VILLA CORONA8 sleeps, villa with private pool at exclusive use!
VILLA CORONA8 sleeps, villa with private pool at exclusive use!
Cattolica, Emilia-Romagna
Situated in Cattolica, this villa is within a 5-minute walk of Via Dante and I Delfini Beach Village. Fontana delle Sirene and Museo della Regina are also within ...
VILLA CORONA8 sleeps, villa with private pool at exclusive use!
Residence Margherita
Residence Margherita
3 out of 5
Via Giosue Carducci, 25, Cattolica
This family-friendly Cattolica residence is within a 15-minute walk of I Delfini Beach Village and Acquario Di Cattolica. Via Dante and Fontana delle Sirene ...
5/5Exceptional! (5 reviews)
"Excelente!!"

Reviewed on 21 Sep 2019

Residence Margherita
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