Jesolo and the Lido
The top resort on the Venetian coastline, Jesolo and its 15 kilometres of beaches stretching from the mouth of the river in Piave Vecchia to Cortellazzo, has been awarded a Blue Flag for the 16th time in a row and is one of the liveliest places on the Adriatic.
It’s great for the whole family because it has something for everyone, young and old. Sport, relaxation, sun and sea are just some of the ingredients for a perfect holiday. Jesolo is also a centre for art, culture, nature and healthy entertainment.
There a thriving bar and restaurant scene, pedestrian shopping areas, events in piazzas, and international concerts and shows. Not to mention Jesolo nightlife, the ultimate in entertainment based on music and the sea. See the official tourist office website to find out what’s on in Jesolo during your stay.
What to see around Jesolo
Definitely worth a visit and close by are Eraclea and Caorle, and there are also charming excursions to the islands of Burano, Murano and Torcello.
Eraclea, famous for its Green Pearl of the Adriatic beach, a 3 km stretch of sands and lush pine forest, also offers the chance to visit the Laguna del Mort, a section of the sea separated from the rest of the Adriatic by a spit of land.
With its traditional multicoloured houses, the little town of Caorle, home of the tourist port of Santa Margherita, unfolds in a network of little streets and squares: it is a very old town and is famous for hosting and inspiring Ernest Hemingway
Murano is well connected with Venice by public transport lines and is the most densely populated island in the Northern Lagoon, still strongly linked to the artistic glassmaking industry that makes it famous the world over. Like Venice, but with a more heterogeneous feel to it, its history is woven thickly amid the rectilinear streets and along the canals, jostling with moorings and boat traffic.
Burano, famous for its lace and the multicoloured fishermen’s houses, offers much more besides and is famous, not only for its crooked belltower, but also for its breathtaking views of the sunset from the Pescaria Vecia, the old fish market.
A day trip to Venice
Venice is much more than just an obligatory destination for any tourist staying on the Jesolo coast. World-famous for its every feature and period of history, it naturally many more stories to tell and more hidden corners to discover.
Venice is a city that you discover on foot and that already makes it unique. As you wander though its little streets squares and cross over bridges, you begin to get to know it, losing yourself inside it. A day trip to Venice may seem insufficient if you consider all there is to see.
In reality, it’s a kind of invitation to find that each successive corner hides unexpected surprises including diversions, unintentional shortcuts and well-trodden classic routes. The important thing is to lose yourself knowing that you might run across the ghost of Casanova, eat at Locanda Montin in the hope of spotting the heirs of the Anonymous Venetian or simply eat a Gianduiotto ice cream at Le Zattere to cool off in the summer heat.
BY BUS AND WATER BUS
From the Via Equilio bus station with ATVO bus No. 5 The Jesolo-Cavallino-Punta Sabbioni line, followed by the ACTV water bus from Punta Sabbioni to Venezia. : lines 14 and 15 docking at Pietà in Riva Degli Schiavoni.
BY CAR AND WATER BUS
You can reach Punta Sabbioni by car and take the water bus to Venice from there.
BY BUS ONLY
On land from the ATVO bus station in Via Equilio with the Jesolo-Aeroporto Marco Polo- Mestre- Venezia/ Piazzale Roma bus line.
Shopping at Noventa di Piave Outlet
In the city, to pick up a bargain and get a new wardrobe with designer clothes, you normally wait for the sales. But if you are headed to Jesolo for the summer holidays, take advantage of the closeness of Noventa del Piave Designer Outlet to do some low cost shopping for clothes and much more.
There are 150 Made in Italy brand stores with up to 70% discounts. An Armani jacket or a pair of Fratelli Rossetti shoes will no longer be a distant dream.