A city to read

A refined city that stretches between sea and hills. This is a city to be discovered by perusing its ancient and historically valuable manuscripts, with their fine miniatures, and by exploring its rich cultural heritage and culinary delights.

Once home to writers, singers and popes, Cesena is still haunted by the ghost of the nobleman who led the city to its present glory. The Biblioteca (Library) and the Rocca Malatestiana (Malatesian Fortress) are the surviving legacy of Malatesta Novello. An ancient city that has become contemporary.

Explore Cesena with a walk through its historic centre and marvel at its elegant streets, Palazzi and exquisite, priceless landmarks, like the Masini fountain, the Bonci Theatre, the Loggetta Veneziana, the Torrione del Nuti and the Cathedral of St John the Baptist.

If, on the other hand, you prefer a day at the museum, you can enjoy the artistic, natural or musical heritage by visiting the UNESCO World Heritage, Biblioteca Malatestiana, the Musicalia museum, housed in Villa Silvia, the Museum of Agriculture or the Museum of Natural Sciences.

Travel tips

Don’t miss the International Street Food Festival in early October featuring food and wine stands and street food from around the world. 

Travel tips

Climb up to the Rocca Malatestiana and enjoy a unique view over the whole of Romagna and a traditional Sangiovese and Piadina delicacy.

Travel tips

In the Biblioteca Malatestiana you can find the smallest book in the world. Would you like to see it? Book a visit!

Travel tips

Do you know how Villa Silvia got its name? It was the home of Giosuè Carducci‘s friend, Countess Silvia Pasolini Zanelli. It was at her home, which was a gathering place for intellectuals, that the poet stayed during his trips to Cesena. Today it houses the Musicalia museum.