Cattolica, Province of Rimini, Emilia Romagna, Italy
A fine center of the Adriatic Riviera, situated south of the province, on the left bank of the Tavollo river which separates it from another beautiful beach resort, Gabicce Mare in the province of Pesaro-Urbino.
With a beach over 300 ft wide, sloping gently into very shallow waters, Cattolica can be reached by road through the Autostrada del Mare A14, or by plane from the Miramare airport in Rimini, or through the tourist harbor, and offers a wealth of events to entertain the large tourist population that in the summer find a perfect vacation in the many hotels and rental houses of the area.
Altitude: 11 m a.s.l -- Population: ca. 16,900 inhabitants in 2010 -- Zip/postal code: 47841 -- Phone Area Code: 0541 -- Patron Saint: San Pio V celebrated on 30th April -- Demonym: cattolichini or catulghini
Cattolica dates back to Roman times, when, situated on the Via Flaminia, was a resting place with taverns, which later became famous inns and nurtured the tradition of hospitality which is a special feature of the modern tourist resort.
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