Cesenatico - Canal Harbour


La Spezia, Italy

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Views 2507 at January – 21 – 2013

11 Features

Featured in Featured For A Challenge Group February – 01 – 2013

Placed 3th in A Love of Boats Group – Canal Boats Challenge October – 22 – 2012

Featured in Tuesday Afternoon Group July – 24 – 2012

Featured in THE WORLD Group July – 22 – 2012

Featured in Your Country’s Best Group July – 21 – 2012

Top Ten Challenge Finish in Excellence in Light & Reflection Group – Boat Reflections on Water Challenge July – 20 – 2012

Featured in Elite Image Group September – 03 – 2011

Featured in Harbour Life Group October – 24 – 2010

Featured in THE 500 TO 5000 VIEWINGS Group October – 17 – 2010

Featured in The World As We See It , or as we missed it Group October – 14 – 2010

Placed 5th in A Night Somewhere Group – Challenge for our previous challenge winners only March – 03 – 2010

Challenge Winner in A Night Somewhere Group – Street Scene, Taken from Street Level Challenge January – 29 – 2010

Featured in Visions of Italy Group December – 09 – 2009

Featured Members in All About Water Group Agoust – 2009

Challenge Winner in All About Water Group – Water at Night Challenge Agoust – 24 – 2009

Featured in Weekly Theme Challenges Group July – 01 – 2009

Placed 4th in Weekly Theme Challenges Group – Reflections in Water Challenge June – 30 – 2009

Featured in ImageWriting (2/24) June – 24 – 2009


Cesenatico is an example showing like history and marine tradition can coexist in a modern tourist resort. The ancient sailing boats are wharfed next to modern motor trawlers that still mark the rhythm of the Leonardesque Canal Harbour’s life and the old but still running fish market is just close to a modern wholesale Fish Market.The Canal Harbour is the main axis of the old town, the center of the society life where citizens and tourist have their walk. The Port can be also considered the main historic building of the town, as it follows the drawing of Leonardo who in 1502 was asked to improve the design of the former landing place. Besides the Marine Museum, along the Port you can also find the Antiquarium, Casa Moretti, Piazza Pisacane with a monument to Giuseppe Garibaldi and its solemn inscription, the old Fish Market and the wide Ciceruacchio square, where the perimeter of the old Pretorian Tower used in the past to defend the port against the Barbary pirates is still visible.Today, near the lighthouse, the imposing Vinci’s gates defend the town from sea storms: this is a real example of modern technology carried out basing on Leonardo’s drawings.The picturesque Piazzetta delle Conserve located in the middle of the old town is named after the structures dug in the ground where the fish was preserved with layers of snow and pressed ice for a long time before the invention of refrigerators. Four of these preserving structures, so numerous in the raised area called Il Monte (the mountain), have been recently restored and are well visible together with the upper part of another still underground preserving structure.

Nikon F90x camera Sigma 28/70 lens Fuji Film Superia 200 iso – Nikon Coolscan III

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