Cesenatico Maritime Museum| 8mins
Director: Claudio Maria Lerario | Producer: CML & Longway Factory
Focus Years: 2010 | Country: Ethiopia
The Museo della Marineria di Cesenatico, is one of the most beautiful maritime museums of the world. Cesenatico is a small maritime town and an example showing that 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 harbor's life, and the old, but still running fish market is just next to a modern wholesale fish market.
The canal harbor is the main axis of the old town, the center of the society life, where citizens and tourists 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 Vinciâ€™s gates defend the town from sea storms. This is a real example of modern technology carried out based on Leonardoâ€™s drawings.