A holiday in Misano Adriatico, as in all the other seaside resorts along the Adriatic Coast, is unforgettable, not only thanks to the sea, the beach and places to see – but also for so many things to do!
Within just a few kilometres there are many magnificent excursions to make, either on foot or on bicycles. For motor fans, this is where the Santa Monica Racing Track. The Santa Monica track hosts international car and motorcycle races with an experience of more than 30 years. The track is 4,060 km long and 12 meters wide. The Santa Monica Track hosted the Moto GP of San Marino and Romagna Riviera. A completely remodernized circuit saw challenges between champion riders like: Valentino Rossi, Marco Melandri, Loris Capirossi, Ceca, Roberts Jr., Tamada, Hayden, Edwards and many others.
Misano is also home to many famous night spots and discos (in the area Misano-Riccione) such as: Cocorico, Villa delle Rose, Byblos, Pascià, Prince… as well as important theme parks: Aquafan and Oltremare.
The panorama of the city is completed by the Marina di Portoverde which assures the success of nautical tourism with a blue flag for tourist landings.
The Conca river separates the territory of Misano Adriatico from Cattolica and San Giovanni in Marignano. On the river there is a beautiful protected area, the naturalistic oasis of the Conca River. Approximately 10 km from Misano Adriatico there is the fascinating medieval town of Gradara.
Misano Adriatico is certainly of Roman origin, as testified by the numerous archeological artefacts, uncovered during recent years, which date back to the III century B.C. It is probable that ancient Roman families were recompensed with property for important military merits. Later the story of Misano was in close correlation with the history of the entire territory and with the political and economic vicissitudes of neighboring cities, such as Rimini (already a colony under Roman Law since 90 B.C.), Riccione, San Giovanni in Marignano and Cattolica.
During the period of the Lordships, Misano Adriatico fell under the domination of the Rimini Malatesta family and the remains of the castle (the entrance arch and the remains of the tower) still exist. With the fall of the Malatesta family, the domination of the Papal State began.
An ordinance was issued by Mussolini which conferred political autonomy to the City of Misano Adriatico and decreed its natural agricultural vocation. In reality, the first signs of a budding tourism were beginning to be seen in the 30’s; however, it was only after the end of the Second World War that the development of tourism began to boom and Misano Adriatico became a vacation resort for international tourism.