History of Milano Marittima

Milano Marittima has a centuries-old history. It was born from the commitment of some contractors from Milan - the main reason because it takes its name - that had the ambition to make this place the Milan of the seashore.

The project dates back to 1907 and was wanted by the firm Maffei di Milano, the idea was to take up new opportunities from an untapped wilderness area near the small town of Cervia. It was made an agreement with the municipality of Cervia, the August 14 of 1912 the company obtained the concession to build a new bathing resort with villas, houses amd gardens. This project was helped both by the land restoration, until then considered unhealthy, and the new railway lines builted (Ravenna-Cervia, Ferrara-Ravenna-Rimini).

This leads to the project "Città Giardino" (the "garden city") that had the aim to develop a new city and all the urban elements in perfect harmony with the surrounding nature. A perfect vacation city and cozy in all its details.

Urban development is lively until the '30s, when Cervia is recognized by ministerial decree as a Spa Town and Holiday Resort for Tourism, this is also due to the creation of Milano Marittima.

In this period first hotels emerged and also the famous colonies in which children and young people were staying to enjoy the sea's healing and curative properties. The most famous is the Colonia Varese which could accommodate up to 800 children. Along with these were born the seaside resorts , also known in Italy as "bagni".

After World War II, the city began some residential projects and in the 50s a 80-meter tower is erected. In 1962 born the disco Pineta .

Over the years Milano Marittima has grown keeping intact its reputation of renowned resort full of attractions, thanks to the distinguished guests who come over time, and to the careful care that this "garden city" has in order to develop itself in armony with the surroundings and the pine grove, a place especially interesting from a naturalistic point of view.