Cesena occupies a large area, from the first hills of the valley of the Savio river to the edge of the Adriatic Coast, from the beginning of the Tosco-Romagnolo Appennine to the plain of Ravenna and Rimini, where Via Emilia intersects the Umbro-Casentinese highway which, from Ravenna, conducts to Rome.
Cesena, that has umbro-etruscan origins, knew a moment of prosperity at the times of the Malatesta family (1378-1465), who gave to the town centre the present shape and the superb Library.
The other monuments which are well worth visiting are the benedictine Abbey of Monte and the Malatesta Fortress.
The Old Town is always lively thank to its several shops or restaurants and becomes more and more animated thanks to the numerous activities and events organized every season.
Finally, worthy of mention is Villa Silvia-Carducci, on the hills of Lizzano, which hosts "Musicalia", a museum entirely dedicated to music and its mechanical design though ages, unique in Italy.
The economy of Cesena has been always linked to agriculture with a great inclination to innovation, while the well-known gastronomy is the last, but not the least, of the trademarks of this part of Romagna.