Jesolo: what to see in the city
Jesolo offers a lot to the over 5 million tourists who visit the city during the year. Although most of its tourism is in the summer, Jesolo isn’t just a seaside resort. It is worth visiting even for a weekend to discover what the lido, the town and its surroundings have to offer to both adults and children.
Walking along via Bafile you can reach Piazza Mazzini, one of the most famous squares in Jesolo, full of shops and clubs. In the evening it becomes a pedestrian area and the floor fountains turn into fun water games. In winter, the square hosts an ice skating rink and in all seasons, it is the main meeting place and the heart of Jesolo’s nightlife. In just a few steps you, can reach the beach and walk along the promenade. The Lido di Jesolo also offers more still, both day and night.
The ancient city of Jesolo
Its history is closely linked to that of the near and more famous city of Venice, as can be seen from the archaeological findings. The Ancient Walls show traces from the past centuries. You can visit the entire archaeological area, with findings dating back to the 5th century AD. The mosaics retrieved in the excavation campaigns are kept in the 11th century Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta. For more recent history, you can visit the Vidotto Historical Military Museum which still preserves mementos from the First World War. Italian, English, Russian and American artefacts are exhibited, as well as an M60 tank and an Ab204 helicopter. Uniforms, weapons and equipment exhibited in the museum will make you relive an important piece of history.
On foot or by bike you can reach the Torre del Caligo, on the outskirts of Jesolo. This medieval tower was once the checkpoint for commercial trade, mainly with Venice. You can then continue your bike ride through the city with the many bike paths available, or immerse yourself in the greenery of the Pegaso Park, which is decorated with fragrant lavender depending on the season.
Fun and education
If you are in Jesolo, with or without children, you cannot miss a visit to the Tropicarium Park which hosts amphibians, reptiles, rare fish and penguins. The snakehead tanks, the snake headed fish and the butterfly area are not to be missed. Depending on the season, you can enter and watch the butterflies flutter around you. For fans of water games, a visit to Aqualandia, the number 1 aquatic theme park in Italy, is a must. If you are still not tired, here you will find all the attractions of Jesolo Lido.
Nativity Sand is the event that involves the most famous national and international sculptors every year since 2002. The artists work the sand creating real nativity scenes and sculptures with themes related to Christianity. Fascinating works that are recreated every Christmas and that in 2018 was brought, for the first time, to St. Peter’s Square in Rome.
Seaside and relaxation
From spring onwards the beaches of the Lido are equipped with all the essential services. If the sea isn’t enough for you, you can find numerous spas to spend a relaxing day in Jesolo. But if you feel like heading a few more kilometres out, you can reach the Terme di Bibione with its indoor and outdoor thermal water pools!