Cattolica, the queen of holidays on the Adriatic

Cattolica – in the province of Rimini, Emilia Romagna – means summer, seaside, holidays, vacation.

Thanks to its deep-rooted vocation for tourism – it already had at least ten hotels open in the 16th century – the town on the Adriatic Sea has always been portrayed in a number of postcards and posters.

The name Cattolica probably comes from the Greek “katholikós”, meaning “general commander” (or “katholiká”, i.e. “general foodstuffs deposit”), and probably dates back to the period when the area belonged to Italy’s Byzantine Exarchate, between the 6th and 8th centuries.

Now one of Italy’s best locations for touristic reception, it was beautifully promoted with posters illustrated by great 20th-century illustrators.

Dante Comelli

Dante Comelli (1880-1958)

Emilio Filippini (1870-1938)

Emilio Filippini (1870-1938)

Antonio Maria Nardi (Ostellato FE 1897 – Bologna 1973)

Antonio Maria Nardi (1897–1973)

Livio Apolloni, Roma 1904 - 1976

Livio Apolloni (1904-1976)

Achille Del Lago

Achille Del Lago

Filippo Romoli, Savona 1901- Genova 1969

Filippo Romoli (1901-1969)

Anonimo - Unknown


Nino Gregori, Parenzo 1925

Nino Gregori (1925)

Gogliardo Ossani Piacenza 1908-Rimini 1984

Gogliardo Ossani (1908-1984)

Erberto Carboni, Parma 1899 - Milano 1984

Erberto Carboni (1899-1984)

Gino Boccasile, Bari 1901 - Milano 1952

Gino Boccasile (1901-1952)

Cattolica, the queen of holidays on the Adriatic

Cattolica (Rn)


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