Capanno da Pesca in Cesenatico

September 2, 2019Niry Fidelis

Fishing Huts Overlooking the ocean

What to do in Cesenatico
Oh my Gosh, I never thought I’d be writing a post about Cesenatico. This beach city was the setting for my summer escapades as a teen, when I tried to have the most fun with just tiny amount of money in my pocket, those years when I felt super happy holidaying even a few steps away from home. Yes, Cesenatico is less than a two hours drive from the city where we live and probably for this simple reason I forgot to give it the value that it deserves.

Things to in Cesenatico

Alessandro’s family has rented a house in Cesenatico for the summer so, I’m inevitably finding myself going there often and I’m surprised to see how my point of view has changed over the years. Cesenatico sounds so different from the city of our daily life and there are really plenty of things to do in Cesenatico.

Capanno da Pesca Cesenatico

Surely together with the tourism, Cesenatico’s maritime tradition is pretty evident while walking around the city. What especially grabbed my attention was the โ€œCapanno da Pescaโ€, which are cute little fishermen huts located along the pier of Ponente. I really fell in love with those wooden houses with their fishing nets overlooking the ocean!

Italy off the beaten path

This is what I want to share today with you, a vague idea that I had about the “Capanno da Pesca”, the fishing huts of Cesenatico which represents the tradition and beauty of this local Romagnola area. 

The huts of Cesenatico are small chalets of about 20 square meters located along the seashore, 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; it could be as often as every 15 minutes. In Cesenatico they primarily fish anchovies.

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, such as in canals and lagoons or marine areas protected by strong waves.

Visiting cesenatico

These huts which are supposed to be used for fishing purpose seemed to me to have become just a pleasant place where spending a few hours of leisure and nothing more than that. I really hope Iโ€™m wrong. Sincerely I think only a few of the “Capanno da Pesca” have the same meaning and use as they once did. 
Owning one would be a great retreat indeed: I would pass my days just reading a book on the balcony or simply sitting out there watching the ocean, forgetting totally about the people 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.

Things to in Cesenatico

If you ever visit Cesenatico, a walk along this unique location is absolutely a must, especially during the sunset. Believe me, its charming landscape and romantic look will really surprise you!

Fishing huts of Cesenatico "Capanno da Pesca"

Have you visited Cesenatico?  What are your tips for visiting this city? Comment Below!

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Comments (4)

  • duffelbagspouse travels

    September 27, 2018 at 2:19 pm

    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.

    1. Niry Fidelis

      September 2, 2019 at 9:02 am

      Oh that makes the difference! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Anonymous

    September 29, 2018 at 9:28 am

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

  • Ivana Malariฤ‡

    October 21, 2018 at 12:29 pm

    haha cute Cesenatico.. ๐Ÿ™‚

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