Lido di Jesolo
Beach paradise on the Adriatic
Jesolo is certainly one of the epitomes of a seaside holiday on the Italian Adriatic coast. Since the 1950s Lido di Jesolo has enjoyed renown on account of its beautiful beach, attracting countless tourists each summer from all over Europe who want to enjoy the sun and the flair of the miles of sandy beaches. Even today the town has lost none of its popularity. From Cortellazzo over Jesolo to Jesolo Faro a continuous belt of big hotels and campsites extends to the south, preceded by wonderful beaches of fine dolomite sand and a whole army of sun loungers and umbrellas. Only few can resist the charm and stay out of the cool water or refrain from relaxing on the beach or at one of the many beach bars.
The dead straight promenade along the beach is often claimed to be the longest pedestrian street in Europe (8 km) in various advertisements. Mass tourism and the popularity of Jesolo have of course encouraged the development of the tourist industry in the region. Thus, besides the wonderful swimming, there are a variety of sports and entertainment options for both young and old. Visits to Venice and its lagoon are possible by ferry or boat. Nature lovers will find out interesting facts about the flora, fauna and geology of the Venetian coast at the Natural History Museum (Museo Civico di Storia Naturale) in the centre of Jesolo.