Gatteo mare and the surrounding area

From history to fun, all by the sea

Fun, culture and history come together in Gatteo Mare, a small town on the Adriatic coast.
Its ancient Roman origins have left countless traces in every corner, also in the heart of the historic centre, all waiting to be discovered! Indeed, Julius Caesar’s historic journey through Gatteo is commemorated by a bridge of the same name, at the mouth of the river Rubicone that now links the small town to Savignano a Mare.

While the Giulio Cesare promenade, just 300 metres from our hotel, is the setting for numerous daytime and night time events in the summer season, as well as being an excellent place to go for an early morning jog!

Nature and folklore

Gatteo Mare lies in the heart of an area rich in nature and culture.
From Hotel Simon you can organise various trips that will take you in search of nature’s treasures.
Such as Cervia’s Nature Park of the Salt Pan, about 15 km from the Hotel, in the direction of Ravenna: here you can admire magnificent sunsets and flamingos resting by the water’s edge in the valley, as well as taking part in guided tours, on foot or in a canoe, inside the nature reserve.

And if you head south, further inland from the coast, you can find Santarcangelo di Romagna, an enchanting medieval town whose cobbled streets come to life in the summer with music festivals and street artists.

History, shopping and fun

It’s a strange mix, isn’t it? This is Romagna, too, a combination of fun activities to enjoy in settings steeped in history!
Just think of Ravenna, 35 km from Hotel Simon, where you can go shopping in the streets in the centre, in the shade of the Basilica of San Vitale with its rich, ancient mosaics, or watch a contemporary dance show at the Ravenna Festival inside the ruins of the Rocca Brancaleone (Brancaleone Fortress).

You can also experience the same cultural buzz in Rimini, about 20 km from Gatteo Mare, where the nightlife on the beach, with its bars, restaurants and discos, go hand in hand with daytime visits to the excavations of the Domus del Chirurgo, the great archaeological treasure dating back to the  II centruy A.D. or Ponte di Tiberio,  the starting point of Via Emilia. 

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