Other sport possibilities
Yes, you mostly came for swimming and sunbathing. But there are countless other options to spend your leisure time: you can rent a kayak and paddle through the waterways, you can rent a (sailing) boat, go fishing, play golf, rollerskate and not to mention all the beach sports which are possible here.
The website below lists all the leisure activities further details.
In addition, Cervia has a thermal spa with several beauty and wellness treatments. It is located in a little suburb southwest of Cervia but easily reached by bike.
If it comes to sunbathing, haha, I cannot refrain form mentioning the “sunchair thing”. You all know that my poor country fellows do have a worldwide reputation for putting their towel on the sunchairs very early in the morning to block it forever (and act agressively when someone replaces the towels). Not so in Milano Marittima and most probably along the whole Adriatic coast. The Italians have found a perfect method to educate them Germans: sunchairs and parasols do cost a daily fee. It is not cheap, as you can see on the Cervia beach website. And on photo 5 (Google Earth screenshot) you can see that it would be almost impossible for them Germans to drag their own sunchair and Parasol down to Italy, as nearly each squaremeter is blocked by official sunchairs and parasols. But at least, maybe to ease them Germans a bit, neatly and orderly lined.
Haha, does it tell that I have a thing with them Germans and their ridiculous sunchair-towel habit? Yes, I think so – it is embarrasing…..
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Rent a bike – countless biking paths
The region around Milano Marittima is ideal for biking. While I was driving around I saw countless biking paths – separate ones, not near the streets. My landlady in the hotel told me that there are at least 7 shops to rent a bike in the village and that she also could provide me with one. In the meantime I have read that many hotels offer a bike for free. The rental fee is around 3 € per day. I didn’t find precise ones of the rental shops (website below), but the Saline de Cervia mentions this price in one of their online leaflets (Word document pops up when you search in Google).
The photo I'm including here was taken in Cesenatico and is showing that the paths for bikers are well separated from the streets when they lead through villages.
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