Fishing Huts Of Cesenatico


Capanno da Pesca in Romagna Area


Cesenatico

Oh my Gosh, I have never thought on writing a post about Cesenatico. This beach city used to be my teen period summer escapades when with just few amount of money in our pockets we tried to get the best from it, those years when we felt super happy holidaying even few steps away from home. Yes, Cesenatico is less than two hours’ drive from the city where we live and probably for this simple reason I forgot to give it a value that it deserves.

Cesenatico

My boyfriend's family has rented a house in Cesenatico for the summer so, I inevitably finding myself going there often and I'm surprised to see how my point of views have changed along the years. Cesenatico sounds so different from the city of our daily life.

Cesenatico

Surely together with the tourism, its maritime tradition is pretty evident while walking around the city. What came especially to my attention were certainly the “Capanno da Pesca”, cute little fishermen huts located along the pier of Ponente. I fell in love with those wooden houses with their fishing nets overlooking the ocean!

Cesenatico

This is what I want to share today with you, a vague idea that I had on the fishing huts of Cesenatico which represents the tradition and beauty of this local Romagnola area. The huts of Cesenatico look like a small chalets of about 20 square meters equipped with electricity, water, toilet and a romantic balcony overlooking the nets on the ocean. The fishing technique used in the huts were based on the use of large stretched quadrangular lifting nets, periodically immersed in water and raised vertically. This way of fishing was generally called "scale fishing": an ancient, relatively intuitive and simple way of collecting fish, especially where the waters are shallow and with low speeds, typical of wetlands rich in canals and lagoons or marine areas protected by strong waves.


Cesenatico

These huts which are supposed to be used for fishing purpose seemed to me have become just a pleasant place where spending few hours of leisure and nothing more than that. I really hope I’m wrong. sincerely I didn’t understand if still they have the same meaning and same use as once. Owning one should be a great retreat indeed: I will pass my days just reading a book on the balcony or simply sitting out there watching the ocean, forgetting totally about the ones walking back and forth on the pier, but it would be really a pity. I like to think that behind the wonderful scenery I have seen, there are also tradition and culture.

Capanno da pesca


2 comments:

  1. Some of the best pos are from state from a childhood memory. I am glad you got to relive yours with a few more dollars in your pocket this time.

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  2. Never been there but looks like a great place for a day out! like your images too
    Anna

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