Hinterland and Theme Parks Cattolica

Excursions and Countryside

Gradara

Gradara

only 6 km from the Hotel Lugano.
Reachable by car (10 minutes), by local train and by bus
Gradara is an ancient fortified village situated on a hill between the Marches and Romagna Region. It is located just 10 minutes drive from the sea resort of Cattolica. It is known for its middle aged Malatesta Fortress, a completely refurnished museum that can be visited all year round.
San Marino

San Marino

35 Km from Hotel Lugano.
Reachable by bus or by car (40 minutes)
The State of San Marino is the third smallest country in Europe and the oldest republic in the world. San Marino is located on the slopes of Mount Titan. It has its Mint, its own stamps, a soccer team and an army. Do not miss the wonderful forts linked by three walkways below the citadel with a triple ring of walls. Anywhere in the territory, especially from the top of his mountain, the visitor can enjoy a unique and unforgettable landscape: from the plain of the northern Emilia Romagna Region to the hills of the Marches as well as from the Montefeltro mountains to the Adriatic Sea.
Urbino

Urbino

40 Km from Hotel Lugano.
Reachable by bus and by car (40 minutes)
Located on an Apennine hill at 485 meters upon sea level Urbino has kept its character as a centre of art and culture. Its heart is the Renaissance Palazzo Ducale, the symbol of the city that now houses the Galleria Nazionale delle Marche with masterpieces such as the paintings by Piero Della Francesca and Titian. Another point of interest is Raphael's birthplace where you can admire a fresco of his young days. Don't miss a visit to the neo-classic Cathedral, the Palaces that house the University, the Churches of San Domenico, San Francesco and San Sergio.
San Leo

San Leo

50 Km from the Hotel Lugano.
Reachable by car (45 minutes)
High up on a huge rock in the Marecchia Valley, about 30 km from Rimini, there is San Leo. You'll reach it climbing up the mountains on a unique road, high up on a huge rock. On the top lies the Fortress. This military sentinel has been enlarged around the 1600th c. and converted into a prison for famous prisoners like the illustrious Count of Cagliostro and Felice Orsini. The panorama from St. Leo is simply breathtaking.
Frasassi

Frasassi

100Km from the Hotel Lugano.
Reachable by bus or by car (80 minutes)
The Frasassi Caves are within the Regional Natural Park of Gola della Rossa and Frasassi, in the province of Ancona. They represent with their 30 km long tunnels the biggest and most fascinating underground world. These stone caves have been discovered in 1948 and are since then among the most popular inland tourist attractions.
Loreto

Loreto

108Km from Hotel Lugano.
Reachable by bus and train (65 minutes)
This unique place of worship and pilgrimage since the middle Ages contains in its solemn Basilica the most important relic of Christianity, the house of the Holy Family from Nazareth. Among these walls Maria was born and among these walls Jesus lived up to his 30 years of age.

Parks

Acquario di Cattolica

Acquario di Cattolica

only 2.3 km from the Hotel Lugano.
Reachable on foot, by car or by the local train
This is the largest and most modern aquarium at the Adriatic Seashore. Underground connections are the beginning of a unique undersea experience. Here visitors start their journey into a new natural environment. Can you imagine more excitement than a direct immersion into the shark's tank? www.acquariodicattolica.it
Aquafan

Aquafan

10 Km from Hotel Lugano.
Reachable by car or by bus (20 minutes)
This is undoubtedly the most famous water park in Europe. Daily during Summer it offers great fun on its wonderful slides and water games. Feel thrilled by its special afternoon shows and involving games as well as glittering night events! www.aquafan.it
Oltremare

Oltremare

78 Km from Hotel Lugano.
Reachable by car or by bus (60 minutes)
This new park emotion offers really exciting exhibitions such as the lagoon with its dolphins, the Sea life Planet, the Earth, the Kingdom of the bees, the flight of birds of prey. www.oltremare.org
Mirabilandia

Mirabilandia

78 Km from Hotel Lugano.
Reachable by car or by bus (60 minutes)
It's the huge Theme and Entertainment Park on the splendid Adriatic Riviera and one of the key parks of its kind in Europe. A jewel conjugating geniality and technology, the geniality of the most intelligent artists in the entertainment trade and the innovations of the digital world. It has a total of six theme areas and 47 fantastic attractions with 15 shows during the day and night. The second day enter FREE!!Info: tel. 0544.561156
Italia in Miniatura

Italia in Miniatura

28 Km from Hotel Lugano.
Reachable by car or by bus (40 minutes)
Live a marvellous and otherwise impossible adventure in the most famous miniature theme park, exploring the cultural patrimony of Italy and Europe through the 270 perfect reproductions in scale of monuments and works of art. Stroll through the Venetian canals, visit the Colosseum and admire Vesuvius all in a few hours, this will really seem impossible to you. That is, if you've not been to Italia in Miniatura! Info: tel. 0541.732004
Fiabilandia

Fiabilandia

18 Km from Hotel Lugano.
Reachable by car or by bus (28 minutes)
Ideal venue for all the family with over 30 attractions. Never-never land – exists and it's in Rimini. Peter Pan's bay, wizard Merlin's castle, the gold mine and the Apache village await you. And if nature's your passion the come and visit the Garden of the Forgotten Fruits and the Peasant's house next to the Old Farm where you can relive the age-old traditions of by-gone days. What's new in 2010: 3D cinema.