Boasting well-equipped beach facilities that have been awarded the Blue Flag ecolabel for years, as well as carefully tended gardens and green areas, San Mauro Mare is a small and quiet seaside resort town on the Riviera Romagnola situated between Rimini and Cesenatico. For sports enthusiasts, the numerous beach facilities offer beach volleyball and beach tennis courts, a swimming and sailing school, and even organised outdoor activities like daily water aerobics and muscle toning classes.
Located just 7 km away is San Mauro Pascoli, named in honour of the great poet himself. Points of interest in the town’s historic centre include the eighteenth-century town hall, the former church of San Sebastiano, the Casa Pascoli Museum (now a national monument), and Villa Torlonia (another Pascoli family residence, and a rare example of original Romagna architecture dating back to the 17th/18th centuries).
The Pascoli Itineraries are an absolute must for those who want to learn more about the local artistic treasures, and the food and wine specialties of the Emilia Romagna region, such as the extra virgin olive oil, the Sangiovese and Albana DOC wines, the squacquerone, raveggiolo, and fossa cheeses, and the saba and savor sweets.
Must-see events include the “Shell Exhibition”, held on the first weekend of July, with its characteristic markets, and the unique “Concert at dawn”, held directly down on the beach in August. The “Garden of Poetry” event, featuring theatre and musical performances in and around Pascoli, also takes place in July and August.
Other attractions near San Mauro include the town of Cesenatico and its characteristic Porto Canale designed by Leonardo (just 8 km away), the city of Rimini (15 km), and the popular theme parks, like Mirabilandia outside of Ravenna (20 km), Fiabilandia (25 km), Rimini’s Italia in Miniatura (14 km), and Riccione’s Oltremare and Aquafan (30 km).