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Cattolica

Travel Guide
Cattolica showing a bay or harbor and a coastal town

Explore the medieval streets of the historic center, visit a hilltop fortress, spot colorful marine life at an aquarium and bask along the Adriatic coastline. 

Set between the sparkling Adriatic Sea and the foothills of the Apennine Mountains is Cattolica. This lively coastal city started life as a Roman settlement on the Via Flaminia, which connected Rome with Rimini. It developed into an important maritime center and was referenced in Dante Alighieri’s Divine Comedy. Today Cattolica attracts national and international tourists alike, who come to experience the Queen of the Adriatic.

During the summer months, do as the locals do and hit the pristine sands of Cattolica Beach. Admire its spectacular setting, with Monti di Gabicce looming above the southern end of the bay. Cool off in the mild, calm water and dabble in watersports such as Jet Skiing and windsurfing. The private beach clubs come equipped with sun loungers, umbrellas, changing facilities and bars, among other facilities.

See and be seen by strolling along the waterfront promenade Lungomare Rasi Spinelli. Here, the ornamental Fontana delle Sirene fountain stands in a square framed by bars, cafés and restaurants. Fish and seafood dominate the menus, with chefs creating dishes from the day’s fresh catch. If visiting at Christmas then try miacetto, a cake made from dried fruits, honey, citrus zest and cinnamon.

Make your way inland to the atmospheric Cattolica Historic Center. Cutting through its heart are Via Cattaneo and Via Pascoli, which are part of the old Via Flaminia. Discover underground tunnels and take time out at quaint squares.

Chiesa di Sant’Apollinare a Cattolica and Chiesa di San Pio V are two of the district’s finest churches.

See displays of archaeological and maritime artifacts at Museo della Regina, housed in the Oratory of Santa Croce.

At Cattolica Aquarium you can get up close with penguins, sharks and other aquatic creatures. A 15-minute drive from the town center is Castello di Gradara, a hilltop castle and history museum.

Stay overnight at Cattolica’s seafront and old town hotels or visit on a daytrip from Rimini, located 15 miles (25 kilometers) to the north. Trains operate regularly between the Cattolica San Giovanni Gabbice and Stazione Rimini stations.

Hotel Majorca
Hotel Majorca
3 out of 5
Via Facchini 4, Cattolica, Provincia di Rimini
The price is $77 per night from Aug 3 to Aug 3
Located in the heart of Cattolica, this golf hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Via Dante and Acquario Di Cattolica. Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli is ...
3/5 (2 reviews)
"Ho prenotato un soggiorno di due giorni con il mio fidanzato con l’idea di fare una vacanza on the road per la riviera romagnola. Alla fine ne siamo rimasti 4. Lo staff gentilissimo e molto cortese. Colazione nella norma e prezzi onesti (ci hanno anche fatto lo sconto per i due giorni aggiunti). ..."

Reviewed on Jun 23, 2021

Hotel Majorca
Victoria Palace Hotel
Victoria Palace Hotel
4 out of 5
Via Giosuè Carducci, 24, Cattolica, RN
The price is $167 per night from Jul 25 to Jul 25
Located in Cattolica, this beachfront hotel is in the city center and within a 15-minute walk of I Delfini Beach Village and Acquario Di Cattolica. Via Dante ...
4/5Very Good! (74 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 Sep 3, 2018

Victoria Palace Hotel
Embassy Hotel & SPA
Embassy Hotel & SPA
3 out of 5
Via Genova 15, Cattolica, RN
The price is $118 per night from Jul 26 to Jul 26
Situated on the waterfront, this spa hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Via Dante and Acquario Di Cattolica. Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli is 3.1 mi ...
4.4/5Excellent! (36 reviews)
"This is a cosy boutique hotel, finely situated in the middle of the city and a true sample of excellent hospitality. My stay was extremely comfortable. Definitely will go back here. Highly recommended! P.S. The rooftop pool is a bonus gem!"

Reviewed on Jun 23, 2021

Embassy Hotel & SPA
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Residence Le Vele
Residence Le Vele
3 out of 5
Via Dante 139, Cattolica, Rimini
Situated in Cattolica, this beach residence is within a 10-minute walk of Via Dante and Acquario Di Cattolica. Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli is 3.1 mi ...
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 Aug 19, 2019

Residence Le Vele
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 Sep 21, 2019

Residence Margherita
Residenza II Luxury Apartment
Residenza II Luxury Apartment
Cattolica, Emilia-Romagna
This family-friendly Cattolica apartment building is located by the ocean, within a 10-minute walk of Museo della Regina, Via Dante, and Fontana delle Sirene. ...
Residenza II Luxury Apartment
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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