Cattolica and Surroundings

Excursions and Theme Parks


Gradara is an ancient fortified village located in the hinterland of the Marche-Romagna coast not far from Cattolica and the sea. The background is a pleasant hilly landscape. It is known for its historic Rocca Malatestiana which can be visited and contains, in addition to the armory, a torture room, a chapel and some rooms with original furniture from the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries.

Cattolica Aquarium

The largest aquarium in the Adriatic awaits you with over 100 display tanks and 2,500,000 liters of sea water containing 3,000 specimens of 400 different species. The four itineraries of the Cattolica Aquarium will lead you into a sea of ​​colors and fun: clown fish, turtles, jellyfish, chameleons, frogs, penguins and large bull sharks will help you get to know the sea and love it.

San Marino

The State of San Marino is the third smallest country in Europe and the oldest republic in the world. San Marino located on the slopes of Mount Titano has its own Mint, its own stamps, a football team and an army. Not to be missed are the three stupendous fortifications connected by walkways to the underlying citadel enclosed by a triple circle of walls. In any part of the territory, especially from the top of its mountain, you can enjoy a unique and unforgettable panorama, between the countryside of Emilia Romagna and the hills of the Marche and Montefeltro, up to the Adriatic Sea.


Located at an altitude of 485 metres, Urbino has maintained its nature as a center of art and culture over the centuries. Its Renaissance heart is the Palazzo Ducale, symbol of the city and now home to the National Gallery of the Marche which houses many masterpieces including paintings by Piero Della Francesca and Titian. Other points of interest are the Casa di Raffaello where the artist was born and where one of his youthful frescoes can be admired, as well as the fifteenth-century rooms and furnishings, the cathedral, in neoclassical style, the university building, the church of San Domenico, San Francesco and San Sergio.

San Leo

In Val Marecchia, about 30 km from Rimini, stands San Leo on an enormous rock mass, reachable by a single road cut into the rock. On the highest point of the rocky spur stands the Rocca, an impregnable fortress which was enlarged and around 1600 adapted as a prison for illustrious convicts such as the Count of Cagliostro and Felice Orsini. The panorama that can be enjoyed from San Leo is one of the most beautiful and characteristic of the region: the view extends over the surrounding mountains and along the Marecchia valley to the sea.


The Frasassi caves which are located within the Gola della Rossa and Frasassi regional natural park, in the province of Ancona, represent with their 30 km of extension one of the grandest and most fascinating underground paths in the world. They are underground karst caves whose discovery dates back to 1948. You can opt for a tourist itinerary, accessible to all, or experience the thrill of a speleological tour.


A place of worship and pilgrimage for millions of faithful since the Middle Ages, it contains within the imposing Basilica the most important relic of Christianity, the House inhabited by the Holy Family in Nazareth, the one where Mary was born and where Jesus lived until 30 years.


Aquafan is rightly considered the n°1 water park in Europe. Built in 1987 on the hill of Riccione, it is today a favorite destination for those - young and old - who want to experience emotions that go far beyond a simple water park. Aquafan is a pleasure trip capable of offering a real emotion to its public, through its fantastic slides (over 3 km long overall) and water games, its very pleasant green heritage, events, initiatives and the many moments of involvement and animation


Get on board and fly with us on the wings of adventure... From the birth of the Earth, from the Oceans to the Adriatic Sea: Oltremare is a journey through Time and Space through adventurous paths and exciting encounters. A journey full of surprises, fun and discoveries!!!


Mirabilandia is simply the largest amusement park in Italy. Located near Ravenna, it covers an area of ​​850,000 square meters. Mirabilandia offers hundreds of exciting amusements and a series of attractions that make it a highly coveted destination throughout Europe. You can take a ride on the biggest roller coaster in Europe or take a trip on the impressive Ferris Wheel, immerse yourself in the futuristic atmospheres of Reset, Anno Zero and Mirabilandia Beach, the splendid tropical beach of the Park.

Italia in Miniatura

Italia in Miniatura is the theme park dedicated to the Italian historical, architectural and cultural heritage capable of merging fun with learning since 1970. Only here, in fact, in addition to experiencing great emotions, you can "travel" and even learn by walking among the 272 perfect scale reproductions of the beautiful country's architectural wonders.


An ideal place for the whole family with over 30 attractions immersed in 150,000 square meters of greenery and engaging live shows; fantasy and imagination come together to give you a truly special day!