Camping Motel was founded on 1954 from an idea of Foscolo Ravaldini Senior together with his indefatigable wife Gardini Ernesta and his children. It's surely one of the earliest campings that rose along the Adriatic coast; there, in 1954, we found also the NSU Camping ( Lido di Jesolo) - German management - and the "Fontanelle" (Riccione).
The Camping Motel was founded with very particular features for that time: large avenues, delimited pitches, lots of trees, distinct bathrooms for men and women, suited for being used also by children , lightened; equipped with car and motorbike parks, restaurant and self-services, bar, ice cream shop, mini-market, motel and private beach. In 1954 the main means of transport was the motorbikes: Horex, Jawa, Puch, NSU, BMW, Northon, Mettchless, etc. Only later the first cars appeared: Alexander, Gogomobil, Messerschmitt, Isotta, Borgward, etc.
The best equipment was the famous Ridge Tent; having basin and double cloth was considered as a privilege. People cooked using the spirit stove or mud tablets. Most of the tourists came from Northern Countries and there were only a few Italian people. On the beach we found tents, wooden boxes and, the typical sand-dunes but no beach umbrellas.
Camping Motel was born in Cesenatico: a city on the sea.