Cervia on the Adriatic Sea

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Garibaldi Square and Fountain © Nerijp

Garibaldi Square and Fountain © Nerijp

Cervia is a town and comune (municipality) in the province of Ravenna (Emilia-Romagna), central Italy, with a population of about 28,000. Originally called Ficocle, it was probably of Greek origin and was located midway from current Cervia and Ravenna. It is known that this originary settlement was destroyed in 709 by patrician Theodore for its alliance with Ravenna against the loyal Byzantines.

Later the centre was rebuilt in a more secure position, in the Salina. This medieval city grew until it was provided with three fortified entrances, a Palaces of Priors, seven churches and a castle (Rocca) which, according to the legend, was built by Emperor Frederick Barbarossa. The name also changed from Ficocle to Cervia, probably referring to the Acervi, great amounts of salt left in the local evaporation pods. After a long series of events, it became part of the Papal States.

Port of Cervia - Canal Lighthouse © Swiss79 Kites in Cervia © flickr.com - achille.ballabeni/cc-by-sa-3.0 Salt Museum © Nerijp/cc-by-sa-3.0 Salt Magazin © Marco Rimoldi/cc-by-sa-3.0 Pisacana Square © Nerijp/cc-by-sa-3.0 Garibaldi Square and Fountain © Nerijp
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Kites in Cervia © flickr.com - achille.ballabeni/cc-by-sa-3.0
Cervia is also mentioned in Dante‘s Divine Comedy (Inferno, Canto XXVII, lines 40–42). Nowadays Cervia is a seaside resort on the Adriatic Riviera thanks to its 10 km shore characterised by sandy beaches.

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