Grand Hotel da Vinci

Emilia-Romagna, Italy

Executive room

Cesenatico

Executive room

Cesenatico

Rimini

Cesenatico

A five-star hideaway on Italy’s Adriatic Coast, in the historic town of Cesenatico, with private beach, spa and outdoor pool – includes breakfast, one spa access and more

A historic gem with a rich history, Cesenatico sits pretty on Italy’s Adriatic Coast in the sleepy region of Emilia-Romagna, around 30 kilometres south of Ravenna. A postcard-pretty historical centre gives a nod to Cesenatico’s past as a fishing village, but the undisputed jewel in the town’s crown is Canal Harbour, designed by none other than Leonardo da Vinci himself.

Views of this underrated masterpiece act as a backdrop to Grand Hotel da Vinci, with some rooms and suites framing iconic harbour views. But if sea vistas are more your bag, head to the hotel’s La Spiaggia restaurant, which spills out onto a panoramic terrace overlooking the hotel’s private beach and Adriatic beyond. Elsewhere, an a la carte restaurant reworks traditional recipes with a modern spin, while a laid-back pool bar serves light bites and drinks for lounging sun-seekers.

For respite from the balmy Italian sun, head to the Dolce Vita Spa for personalised face and body treatments using natural products, along with downtime in the indoor pool and relaxation area with padded loungers. There’s a couple’s suite with a Turkish bath, whirlpool and twin treatment beds if you want all the romantic vibes.

Excellent for
Beach Hotel Relaxing Romance

Highlights

  • Marvelling at Canal Harbour, designed by none other than Leonardo da Vinci
  • Revelling in five-star luxury, from unadulterated spa bliss to beachside dining overlooking the Adriatic
  • Flaking out on the hotel’s private stretch of golden sand, just steps from the hotel
  • Booking a romantic spa session in the couple’s private suite, with its Turkish bath, whirlpool and twin treatment beds

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