Cities of art and Wildlife
Cattolica is centrally located, geographically ideal for reaching cities of art or to embark on journeys towards religious places and evocative locations of the famous and less well known parts of central Italy. There are many impressive sites from a natural point of view spread throughout the Romagna, Marche, Tuscany, Umbria and Lazio regions.
Travelling north from Cattolica you can easily and quickly reach Faenza, Ravenna and Ferrara, and likewise many other cities such as Ancona, Arezzo, Perugia, Gubbio, Città di Castello, and the sanctuaries of La Verna and Loreto. Crossing the Flaminia, which connects Fano to Rome, Assisi and Spoleto are easily reached. Furthermore those on a pilgrimage heading towards the sanctuaries of Southern Italy, for instance San Giovanni Rotondo, native city of Padre Pio, can stopover and have a rest in Cattolica as it is on the way.
Moving away from the seafront you can immerse yourself in the natural beauty of the green Appenine mountains where the imposing Ridracoli dam is located. Not far from Cattolica, you can find Montecopiolo in the Carpegna region and in the area of Sasso Simone Park and Simoncello, there are two ski resorts: Hermitage Mountain Carpegna and Villagrande which has three runs, one blue, one red and one black. There is also a lake where it is possible to go fishing.