Note: This photo dates back to 2002.
The origin of Cesenatico which lies on the east coast of Italy dates back to 1302, when the harbor was dug and the fortress was built in order to defend it.
In 1502, Leonardo da Vinci designed the Canal Harbor. During the XIX century, fishing became the main activity in Cesenatico whereas the fishing boats “bragozzi” were shown joining the fishermen who came from Chioggia. The town of Cesenatico with the fishermen’s houses developed around the Port Canal.
The maritime museum with its historical boats is located in the oldest part of the Canal Harbor.