Discovering the hinterland of Cervia

A rural itinerary in Cervia's countryside along the Savio River

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A one-day completely flat route of about 25 km, from the ancient Pisignano, through Cannuzzo river park to Castiglione and Savio: are you ready to go?

  • Length
    24 hours
  • Interests
  • Target
  • First stop Cervia

    A visit to the Parish Church of Santo Stefano in Pisignano

    Departing from Cervia by car or bicycle, you cross the salt pans until you reach Via Crociarone, a street dotted with remarkable examples of rural architecture. At a short distance there's the entrance of Pisignano, a prominent farming center. On the right you can see one of the most ancient churches in the Ravenna area: the Parish Church of Santo Stefano, surrounded by a beautiful countryside landscape. We recommend a stop to admire its basilica-like structure, the valuable frescoes attributed to Luca Longhi and the remains dating back to Roman times, such as the milestone in front of its entrance.

    After the visit, continue until you reach Via Salara and the second stop of the itinerary.

  • Second stop Cervia

    Cannuzzo and Savio river park

    Along the route you will find three entrances to Cannuzzo river park. One of them is near the Madonna degli Angeli Sanctuary, a church famous for its marvelous 16th century frescoes.

    You can park outside and then proceed either by foot or bike along a path by the river to reach Castiglione.

    For more than 1 km you walk along the banks of the river, immersed in the nature of the park, between wetlands and dry plains which open up in the wood of ash trees, willows and white poplars.

    The Park’s center is a large circular square surrounded by shaded areas and two clearings equipped with tables, benches and barbecues made of Pietra Serena, a grey sandstone and a typical material found in Romagna. It's the perfect place for a break before continuing to the next stop.

  • Third stop Cervia

    From Castiglione to Savio by bike

    The Park ends at an intersection with the bridge on the Cervese Road; from here you can take a path by the river, the pedestrian and cycling path of Savio

    The route runs along the embankment for about 7 km and towers over the surrounding countryside and the rural locality of Castiglione.

    About halfway along it is worth a visit to the Duke D'altemps Wood, a green area of about 1 km with plenty of majestic oaks.

    Following Via Romea Nord, then rejoining the Via Ascione cycle path, you can reach both Cervia and Milano Marittima. This is the road in front of Casa delle Aie, an impressive farmyard house very relevant to the history of Cervia, today the location of a cultural center.

    By following the last section of countryside you'll find yourself in the Cervia and Milano Marittima pinewood, and from here you can decide which way to take to reach one of the two cities.

Last update 26/08/2023

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