The Municipality of Cesena occupies a vast territory, from the foothills of the Savio River Valley to the edge of the Adriatic coast; therefore, it extends from the first foothills of the Tuscan-Romagnolo Apennines to the Ravenna and Rimini plains, at the point where the Via Emilia intersects with the Umbrian-Casentinese state road, which from Ravenna leads almost to Rome.
Of Umbrian-Etruscan origins, Cesena experienced an era of magnificence at the time of the Malatesta family (1378–1455), who gave the historic center its present face and a splendid library for the citizens. The Benedictine Abbey of the Monte and the Malatesta Fortress are also worth a visit, while the historic center, always alive with its countless shops, comes alive even more on the occasion of the many initiatives that take place in the city in every season.
Finally, Villa Silvia-Carducci, on the hills of Lizzano, which houses Musicalia, a museum entirely dedicated to mechanical music, unique in Italy, should be mentioned. The economy, of agricultural tradition but with a great propensity for innovation, and the renowned gastronomy complete the picture.