7 Things To Do After Dark In Cesenatico, Italy

things to do in Cesenatico at night
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With a harbour designed by the master Leonardo Da Vinci himself, Cesenatico is a work of art in itself. With attractions and activities for all the family, the town has become the ideal holiday destination and the fun doesn’t stop as night falls. This once sleepy fishing town has plenty to keep any night owl entertained well into the early morning hours.

1. Marvel at the view from above on the Panoramic Wheel

Just like London and Vienna, Cesenatico has its very own panoramic wheel that you can ride for unparalleled views. The best part? It’s open late into the night, until 1am. This is the perfect romantic activity for you and your loved one, whether you head up at dusk to watch the sunset or take a ride after dinner and enjoy a few drinks while admiring the twinkling town lights. The €5 admission price makes the entire outing ideal. But don’t let couples have all the fun. Whether you’re on your own or with friends or family - this ride is sure to provide some fond memories and spectacular photos.

Panoramic Wheel

Address: Piazza Andrea Costa 47042 Cesenatico - Levante (FC)

Website: Panoramic Wheel

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2. Eat exquisite seafood at any of the incredible restaurants

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

As in many seafront towns, the speciality in Cesenatico is fresh seafood. So, why not make the most of your trip and try as much as you possibly can? The speciality of the area is grilled sardines and the taste of the food is only enhanced by the stunning harbour views. Although the town is becoming more of a tourist destination, it has not forgotten its roots and fishing is still a very big part of life in Cesenatico. This means that the chefs have access to seafood of incredible quality.

Cesenatico is also home to another class of restaurant, even claiming not one but two Michelin starred establishments: La Buca and Magnolia. Whatever your budget, though, fill up on some of the best Italian seafood you can find, right here.

La Buca

Address: Corso Garibaldi, 48, 47042 Cesenatico FC, Italy

Website: La Buca Ristorante

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3. Get some art and culture at Tents on the Beach

As if the beach could get any better, from June to September, Cesenatico pays homage to the traditional beach tents of the past with this art installation on the beach. These large, rectangular canvases mounted on wooden poles were used before beach umbrellas to protect beachgoers from the scorching Italian sun.

Today these tents are a signature sight in Cesenatico and if you haven’t had the chance to see these masterpieces by day, head down as the light fades to admire this open-air exhibit. This year is the twentieth year that the exhibit has run, so expect some special installations, all completely for free.

Tents on the Beach

Website: Tents on the Beach

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4. Have a leisurely stroll around the stunning harbour streets

The town of Cesenatico is a work of art in itself, and taking a few hours to appreciate the beauty of both the stunning natural setting and the incredible man-made craftsmanship and design is an absolute must - especially when one of the craftsmen was Leonardo De Vinci. Some of the best streets for soaking up the Italian lifestyle are Vie Delle Nazioni and Lungomare Carducci, which are right along the harbour. Check them out just as the sun sets and catches the harbour waters in a breathtaking orange glow. Unforgettable.

PIcturesque harbour streets

Address: Vie Delle Nazioni

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5. Have a drink (or two) at one of the many pubs and bars in the area

Cesenatico has adapted quickly to its newfound tourist appeal and you will find yourself well-catered to late into the night. Once a simple fishing village, the town is now home to over twenty bars and countless restaurants, at which you can enjoy a few drinks and some good company, or just sit and watch the world go by. Whether you want to savour a glass of Italian wine or you’d rather enjoy a beer in the heat, Cesenatico will not disappoint.

City Bar

Address: Viale G. Carducci, 157, 47042 Cesenatico FC, Italy

Address: +39 333 3749125

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6. Pick up some souvenirs at the street market

What could be more pleasant on a warm Italian evening than a stroll around a night market or two, perusing the wares of the local tradesmen and picking out gifts and souvenirs for the friends and family members who weren’t as lucky as you to be enjoying such a stunning place? Cesenatico is home to a variety of different street markets that run late into the night, some all the way up to midnight. So, if you want fresh produce, medicinal herbs or souvenirs - get your shopping done late into the night.

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7. Dance the night away in the nigthclubs

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

For such a small town, Cesenatico’s late-night life is surprisingly vibrant and so much fun. After starting off by hitting some of the many bars in the town, get your night started in earnest at one of the numerous nightclubs that Cesenatico has to offer. With five floors, Disco Energy has something to please any musical taste, and Molo 9 Cinque has theme nights that always manage to draw a crowd. Party until the sun comes up because of course, isn’t that what holidays are for?

Molo 9 Cinque

Address: Via del Porto 16 47042 Cesenatico

Website: Molo 9 Cinque

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When the sun sets

1 - CESENATICO Porto Canaleok
Source: Photo by Wikimedia Commons user Moreno Diana used under CC BY-SA 4.0

In Cesenatico, your day doesn’t end when the sun sets. Make the most of your holiday with some of these nocturnal events and activities. Grab a drink, make some new friends and see what this fishing town is really made of.

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