Cervia / Milano Marittima

Who we are

The Fantini Club of Cervia has become a case study in Italy. Founded in Romagna as a simple bathing establishment, Fantini Club is now a benchmark for beach life and active holidays, with its own strong identity, known by athletes from all over Italy.

A total area of 35,000 m, on a 200-metre long shoreline, full of all amenities, including 2 restaurants, a wellness centre, a spa, 8 bars, 12 courts for beach volleyball, paddle, basketball, a gym, fitness courses, surfing and catamaran schools. A truly unique and complete range of services, available more than 200 days a year, from March to October, plus a packed calendar of events.

Fantini Group

60 years of Fantini Club

For the Fantini Club 2019 is a special year because we celebrate our 60th anniversary and the 35th anniversary of the launch of Beach Volleyball in Italy and Europe.

Founded in 1959 as a simple "bathing establishment", in which Antonio Fantini was the bagnino together with his wife Fiorina, thanks to the far-sightedness of their son Claudio Fantini, the Fantini Club became over time a popular meeting place for athletes, lovers of wellbeing and good living in Cervia.

In the early 1980s Claudio Fantini was the first person to bring a sport to Europe that had already been popular in the United States and South America: we are talking about beach volleyball. In 1984, the first national beach volleyball tournament was held at Bagno Fantini- now called Fantini Club.


It has always been Claudio Fantini’s vision to change the world of tourism, and not just on the Riviera: based on a happy intuition in 1996 at the Fantini Club the project Sportur started to take shape. Its intent is to unite two worlds: the world of sport, as a challenge to oneself and others, and the world of tourism, as a culture of hospitality. Nowadays Sportur's most important achievement is the Granfondo Via del Sale, one of the most important Granfondo events in all of Italy, involving over 100 companies and 6000 cyclists every year.

Ironman Special

In 2017, the first IRONMAN long distance event in Italy was held at the Fantini Club and in 2019, for the first time in the world, Cervia and the Fantini Club hosted the "IRONMAN Italian Festival" event, with athletes from over 75 countries throughout the world.

Sportur Club Hotel

Inspired by the idea of offering customers facilities and services based on the principles of sport, the Sportur Club Hotel was established in 2011: a new and ultimately active way of offering hospitality, situated right in front of the Fantini Club beach.
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From this fertile ground of ideas, new visions and services, Sportur Travel was launched in 2015, a new Tour Operator and travel agency that offers a calendar of dream holidays for all sporting disciplines.
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HQ Italian Lifestyle

HQ Italian Lifestyle is our philosophy! A lifestyle that in Cervia-Milano Marittima has become a real style of holiday.
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Credits TITANKA! Spa 2019