The Italian Adriatic Coast is home to broad sandy beaches, clear waters, vibrant towns and historical villages. The eastern coast of Italy has long been the preferred seaside destination for Italian holiday makers and attracts people from across Europe to enjoy the well established beach scene of the Emilia Romagna coastal region. Explore the seaside towns from the quiet little resort of Cattolica to the south, Gabicce Mare which boarders the beautiful Monte San Bartol nature reserve, Riccione that is famed as one of Italy's original seaside resorts, the buzzing Roman town of Rimini or head to Forli a town dotted with Romanesque architecture beside the deep blue of the Adriatic Sea.
The coast in this region is lined by long beaches and lagoons, its mostly flat making for plenty of safe bathing spots for children. With miles of sandy beaches lined by bars and elegant hotels the area epitomizes the quintessential Italian beach holiday resort, yet is marbled with history, beautiful architecture and deep rooted culinary tradition. After days spent relaxing on the wide stretches of beach why not head inland to the hills where you'll find quiet medieval hamlets and fortified towns and villages, great for days of exploration.