Jesolo is in the Veneto region of Italy. This coastal town is very popular with foreign tourists, especially Germans and Austrians, and also with the Italians and it is one of the longest beaches in Italy, stretching over 13 km. It has a wide range of hotels, shops and attractions next to the beach. It is also very close to Venice and its lagoon and many other intersting places in North-east Italy.
Jesolo is divided into two main parts: one is Jesolo Centro (known by locals as Jesolo “Paese”) which is only 3 km from the sea and lies on the banks of the River Sile and the Cavetta canal. Here you can find the City Hall, on the right side of the Sile. From there you can reach the valleys of the Venetian Lagoon and, if you have a bike, you will soon get to the countryside.
The other part is Jesolo Lido (or as its official name “Lido di Jesolo”), which indicates the beach town itself. This goes from the little fishing village of Cortellazzo on the east, at the end of river Piave, to the west where you will find the end of River Sile, the lighthouse (actually it is on the opposite bank of the river) and the famous Terrazzamare Teatrobar, the heart of Jesolo’s summer nightlife.
Jesolo Lido can be divided into specific areas:
Lido Ovest: the western part of the beach, towards Cavallino - Treporti. In this area you will find the Faro (lighthouse), the Porto Turistico (Marina), the end of river Sile, Piazza Nember, Piazza Marina, Piazza Aurora, Camping International, Aqualandia and much more.
Lido Centro: the central part, here you will find Piazza Mazzini, Piazza Brescia, Piazza Marconi, Pala Arrex, Picchi Stadium and the nearby roundabout from where you can reach every part of the city, attractions such as Pista Azzurra, Sealife, Tropicarium and more.
Lido Est: the eastern part of Jesolo Lido. This area is greener than Ovest and Centro. Here you will find Piazza Milano, Piazza Torino, the city’s Hospital, Parco Grifone.
Pineta: This is the area where you will find campings and hotels, it is very quiet and relaxing and pretty close to the village of Cortellazzo, at the end of river Piave.
The origin of Jesolo dates back at the time of the fall of the Roman Empire, when barbarian tribes such as the Huns invaded Italy from north-east, forcing the population to move towards the swamp area near the sea. Most of the original inhabitants came from the Roman town of Opitergium (today’s Oderzo). They were all forced to move where now the Venetian Lagoon is, settling down on the small islands and eventually founding towns like Eraclea and even Venice itself.
At the beginning of its history Jesolo was called “Equilium”, from the latin word “equus” which means “horse”. This was probably due to the fact that they were horse breeders. The people there had to fight and claim land to the sea. This process took centuries under the control of the Venice Republic and it literally transformed the territory for example by changing the course of rivers Sile and Piave.
The beginning of Jesolo as a touristic town dates back to early 20th century, but it was only after the Second World War that the beach town started developing. Unfortunately, at that time there was no regulation and many buildings and hotels were constructed on the seafront. This prevented Jesolo from having a proper seafront like you can see in many other coastal towns around Italy and the world.
Getting to Jesolo is quite easy during most part of the year, but in the summer traffic is really heavy. So, if you’re coming by car or by bus you might consider arriving in town late afternoon (not in the evening as the main street in Jesolo Lido is pedestrian at night) to avoid peak hours. Be patient if you get stuck in your car and don’t forget to bring some water: the Italian sun is hot in the summer!
A4 motorway and exit at San Dona di Piave - Noventa di Piave. Then follow indications to Jesolo or mare (brown-coloured sign) or to Cavallino, which is another very busy touristic area nearby. The motorway exit is around 28 km from Jesolo Lido.
You will probably arrive in Jesolo Lido at the big “Picchi” roundabout (named after the nearby Picchi Stadium): from here you can reach every part of the city, just pay attention to the roadsigns. If you’re going to Cavallino you have to take the underpass, otherwise stay on the right to enter the roundabout.
Arriving in Jesolo on the weekends can be difficult due to the heavy traffic. Try not to get in town on Sundays from morning to mid-afternoon or be prepared for long queues.
From Venice Airport “Marco Polo” or Treviso Airport “Canova” you can get buses run by local company ATVO. It will take you to Jesolo Lido bus station, only 5 min walking from Via Bafile, the main street, and the beach.
You can also get a bus from Piazzale Roma in Venice, the trip takes at least one hour.
You will basically walk from your accommodation to the beach which can be literally few metres away if you’re in one of the beachfront hotels. Then you will walk along Via Bafile, the main street, which starts at Piazza Marconi and continues after Piazza Nember. The street is named after Andrea Bafile, an Italian soldier and hero of the First World War who died after rescuing a fellow soldier in Cortellazzo. The street changes name after the piazzas: it is named “Via Bafile” from Piazza Marconi to Piazza Mazzini; then it is called Via Silvio Trentin until Piazza Aurora; then it changes again to Via Ugo Foscolo until the tiny Piazza Marina; then it is called Via Verdi until Piazza Nember where it changes again in Via dei Mille until its end which is very close. After that there’s the last part of the road leading to Piazzetta faro, the beach at the end of the river Sile, the famous Camping International, the Porto Turistico and the Terrazzamare Teatrobar, which is probably the best place for the night time with spectacular views of the river, the sea and the lighthouse. The whole Via Bafile, with its many names, from May to September is pedestrian 20:00-06:00 and it is packed with people. In the same period there is another pedestrian way at night between Piazza Milano and Piazza Torino in Lido Est.
Please note that many residents refer to this long street simply as Via Bafile, and if they have to indicate a particular place they will make reference to the piazzas instead.
The whole Via Bafile has a bike path on its side and moving around with bicycles is really handy. Some hotels have their own bike-rental service, otherwise you can find many around the main street. Pay attention with your bicycle if you’re going on Via Bafile at night as it can be really crowded at least until midnight.
ATVO is the local bus company and there are many buses connecting all parts of the Lido. ATVO buses don’t go on Via Bafile but on its parallel Via Aquileia. Anyway it is quite easy to get a citymap at the bus station or at the tourist offices and hotel information offices.
From July 2015 there's also the new Jesolo City Sightseeing bus. Departing from the ATVO bus station, 9 stops along the route on Jesolo's points of interests.
An unusual sight: Jesolo beach after a snowstorm in March 2010
Jesolo Paese hasn’t much to offer apart from some shops and the green area around the City Hall. There is a local market every friday in Piazza Kennedy, few minutes walking from Jesolo Paese bus stop. Check for shuttle services run by ATVO from Jesolo Lido bus station. An interesting thing is found in Via Antiche Mura and it’s the last part of a palaeo-Christian church which dates back to the Fourth century. It is said it was destroyed by Attila and the Huns but there’s no evidence about it. There are also plans to create a sort of archeological-historical park around here but there hasn’t been any confirmation yet.
Jesolo Lido in the colder seasons is almost a dead town, with nearly every hotel closed or open just for a few days during New Years Eve, or Carnival and Easter. Also many shops, bars and restaurants are closed from October/November until April. In springtime and summer the town changes completely: bars, restaurants, shops and more are opened usually until late September.
In the past decade Jesolo has gone through major developments, with more attractions and events spread through the year and especially in the summertime. Some of these new attractions are great for the kids but even adults can have a lot of fun.
Museo di Storia Naturale, Piazzetta Carducci, Via Bafile, Jesolo Lido (On the main street. Just 50 metres on the right from Piazza Trieste (towards Piazza Brescia). You can’t miss it as you will see signs and the dinosaurs statues in the garden.), ☎ 0421 382248 (email@example.com), . This museum features an impressive collection of stuffed animals, most of them coming from the private collection of local Pietro Sassaro.edit
Predators, Pala Arrex, Piazza Brescia, Jesolo Lido, . This area of the Tropicarium Park is focused on sharks and crocodiles.edit
Sea Life, Jesolo Laguna Shopping mall (From the Stadio Picchi roundabout follow the directions to Sea Life or enter the shopping mall parking. You will see the Sea Life beside the McDonald’s), . Daily 10AM - 6PM. This aquarium is part of the Sea Life chain and it opened in 2011. Along the many areas you will see thousands of sea creatures from every part of the planet. Kids will love it. It also has a gift-shop.Adults 16€ (11€ online ticket) Children (3-12) 12€ (7€ online ticket). edit
Tropicarium Park, Pala Arrex, Piazza Brescia, Jesolo Lido, (firstname.lastname@example.org), . Daily 10:00-18:00. The Tropicarium Park is one of the best attractions in Jesolo Lido. It features more than 400 animals like reptiles and primates. It also gives access to the ‘Predators’ exhibition (in the Shark Expo area) and the ‘Killer Animals’ exhibition where you will be able to see sharks, crocodiles and other dangerous and rare animals. Tropicarium has recently obtained more rooms in Pala Arrex, so there will probably be more exhibitions.Adults €20 Children/over 65/Invalids €15. edit
Enjoy the sea, the sun and the beach. Jesolo also offers many possibilities and facilities for those who love golf, tennis, horseriding and more.
Aqualandia, Via Buonarroti 15, Jesolo Lido (5 minutes walking from Piazza Marina), ☎ +39 0421 371648 (email@example.com), . This is the largest waterpark in Europe. Pools, slides, bars, restaurants and everything in between. The park opened in 1989 and since then it has become one of the best known attractions in Jesolo. edit
Golf Club Jesolo, Via St. Andrews 2, Jesolo Lido (Inland from Piazza Marina/Aqualandia), ☎ +39 0421 372862 (firstname.lastname@example.org, fax: +39 0421 377498), . 18 holes golf courseedit
Play Village, via Equilio 48, Jesolo Lido (Near the Stadio Picchi, entrance from the roundabout), ☎ 0421 92884 (fax: 0421 93494). Tennis, basket, skate-park plus bar and small restaurantedit
Centro Ippico Città di Jesolo, via Ca’ Porcia, Jesolo Lido (Just off Via Roma Destra, pretty close to the Golf Club), ☎ +39 389 6487375 (email@example.com), . Horseriding school. If you love horses this place is worth a visit.edit
Pista Azzurra, Via Roma Destra 90, 30016 Jesolo (Ve) (Take direction Lido Ovest or Cavallino, you will easily find it on the right after the Picchi roundabout), ☎ +39 0421 972471 (firstname.lastname@example.org, fax: +39 0421 371309), . Since 1962 this track has seen some young pilots who later in their career became real champions. Even the late Ayrton Senna raced here. You can rent karts and drive. Pista Azzurra also hosts several kart, supermotard and minimoto races. In the same area you can find the Bronse Cuerte Grill and Steakhouse.edit
GommaPiuma, Via Firenze, Jesolo Lido; Bennett Shopping Mall, Jesolo Paese; Parco Europa, Piazza Milano, Jesolo Lido (Very close to Piazza Trieste and the bus station, just behind Famila Shopping Mall). These parks are made for children, they will love jumping on the inflatables.edit
Corn Maze, via Amerigo Vespucci (close to Piazza Nember), ☎ +39 346 27 18 028 (email@example.com). mon-fri 16-23; sat-sun 16-23:30. An eco-friendly attraction designed for adults and kids. It is a real maze inside a corn field. Three levels: easy, medium, hard.Adults: 8 euros - special nights: 10 euros; Kids (up to 1.40m height): 5 euros; Family tickets (min 4 people): 24 euros. edit
Jesolo has a long history of discos, some of them among the most famous in Italy. However, due to recent development in the city some of the historical ones have closed and reconverted in holiday apartments and other buildings. Jesolo Lido used to have more than 20 discos, but today only a few remain but they are still quite enjoyable.
Il Muretto, Via Roma Destra 120, Jesolo, ☎ +39 0421 371310 (firstname.lastname@example.org), . This is one of Italy’s historical discos and nightclub, established in 1961. You will get the chance to see worldwide famous dj’s performing here. edit
King’s, Via Equilio 56, Jesolo (Get there from the Picchi roundabout), ☎ +39 0421 93071 (fax: +39 0421 386462). This is another historical nightclub in Jesolo.edit
Marina Club, Via Roma Destra 120, Jesolo (Very close to Il Muretto and Aqualandia, on the road to Cavallino), ☎ +39 0421 370645 (email@example.com, fax: +39 0421 373291), . Discobar and restaurant, usually very crowded. edit
Jesolo hosts many events throughout the year. The most important are:
Jesolo Air Show. This will take place on the 24th August 2014 for its 16th edition. If you love airplanes you must see this, also because it is closed by the Frecce Tricolori, Italy’s acrobatic flight-team.
Jesolo Sand Sculpture Festival (15th June - 25th July 2014). This year’s theme is "Heaven, Hell, Purgatory, Earth". 17th edition will feature sculptures in the streets at the squares on Piazza Brescia, Piazza Milano, Piazza Nember and one piazza in Jesolo Paese. The sculptures will be on display until the end of August.
Feste Marinare. Just few weekends in July and August you will have the chance to eat freshly made fish in Cortellazzo. Come early or you won’t get anything. 2014 edition: 11th, 12th, 25th, 26th July; 8th, 9th, 16th, 17th August.
Fireworks Show. On the night of the 15th of August (“Ferragosto” in Italy) on the beach you will be able to see a fantastic fireworks show. Don’t miss it.
Walk down the main street and you will find hundreds of shops and boutiques, from the cheapest (and low quality) ones to some high-priced worldwide known brands.
Very close to Piazza Drago and the big roundabout you will see the Famila shopping mall. Here you can find shops, bars, supermarket plus the SeaLife entrance and the McDonald's.
There are many eating options in Jesolo. In all of them you will find the regional dishes with fish or meat. Don’t miss the original italian pizza.
Only Fish, Via Oriente 168, Cortellazzo (Take the direction to Cortellazzo, you will find it on the right), ☎ +39 0421 378090 (firstname.lastname@example.org, fax: +39 0421 379100), . Opened in April 2013 as a sort of “fish fast-food”, you can eat freshly made fish dishes at a very cheap price. They also have a “kids menu” and they have even a “Fish ‘n’ Drive” where you can order, grab your food and drive home. From 2014 they also have a restaurant, pizzeria and lounge bar.edit
Da Guido, Via Roma Sinistra 25, Jesolo (1 km from Jesolo Paese coming from Eraclea), ☎ +39 0421 350380 (email@example.com, fax: +39 0421 369049), . Closed on Mondays. Nice fish restaurant. It can be expensive but the cuisine is really good. They also provide a take-away service to enjoy the typical venetic cuisine at home. edit
Ristorante Da Omar, Via Dante Alighieri 21, Jesolo Lido, ☎ +39 0421 93685 (firstname.lastname@example.org), . 12-14 - 19.30-22.30. Regional cuisine, very good restaurant but really expensive.edit
Ristorante Alla Grigliata (Lorenzon), Via Buonarroti 17, Jesolo Lido (Next to Aqualandia), ☎ +39 0421 372025 (email@example.com), . This is an historical grill restaurant opened by Bruno Lorenzon and family. Here you will eat grilled meat and some regional dishes. Very good and recommended. Better book in advance as it is always crowded.edit
Al Ponte de Fero, Via Cristoforo Colombo 1, Jesolo (In Jesolo Paese, at the bridge over the Cavetta canal. Before the traffic lights and the bridge if you’re coming from Eraclea you will see the restaurant on the left.), ☎ 0421 350785 (firstname.lastname@example.org, fax: 0421 350785), . 12.30 / 14.30 - 19.00 / 23.00 Closed on Mondays during winter. Nice restaurant which also offers accommodation. Chef Michele Potenza is often seen on national TV.edit
Ristorante Michelangelo, Viale Oriente 152, Jesolo (In Jesolo Lido, very close to Cortellazzo), ☎ +39 0421 980029, . Nice restaurant where you can eat finely prepared fish dishes. Pretty close to the village of Cortellazzo.edit
You will find pizzerias everywhere in Jesolo. Here’s a brief list of some recommended ones:
Apollo 2000, Via Oriente 105, Jesolo Lido (Direction Cortellazzo, just past the Camping Malibu, you will see it on the right.), ☎ +39 0421-362216. 00-15.00, 18.00-3.00. An institution in Jesolo and one of the best places to eat pizza in town. Also restaurant.15-30 €. edit
Pizzeria da Berton, Via Gorizia 71, Jesolo Lido (Near the west end of Jesolo and places like Terrazzamare and Camping International. Just few metres away from the main street.), ☎ +39 0421 370594, . 6PM - 2AM. edit
Pizzeria Capri, Piazza De Santis, Jesolo Lido (just off Via Bafile, really close to Piazza Drago and Piazza Marconi), ☎ +39 0421382055 (email@example.com), . The eatery opened in 1965 and has been recently renovated. Highly recommended if you’re staying around the area.edit
Magnolia, Via Bafile 114, Jesolo Lido (Really close to Piazza Trieste), ☎ +39 0421 92524 (firstname.lastname@example.org), . Sushi and Pizza. This recently renovated eatery offers a wide range of options.edit
Pizzeria Mille Luci, Via dei Mille 1, Jesolo Lido (Piazza Nember), ☎ +39 0421 972178. 11:30 - 14:30, 17:00 - 00:30. One of the oldest pizzerias in Jesolo. Usually very crowded. Don’t miss it if you’re around here.edit
Pizzeria Stiefel, Via dei Mille 65, Jesolo Lido (After Piazza Nember). Another historical eatery in Jesolo. The pizza here is great and they use their own ingredients to create some unique recipes. Friendly staff.edit
Pizzeria Da Pino, Via Aleardi, Jesolo Lido (You will find the restaurant in the Torre Aquileia), ☎ +39 0421 372895 (email@example.com), . The Jesolo outlet of this brand, quite famous in the area of Venice and Treviso. Here you will eat the “Pizzalonga”, that is you can order 50 cm or 1 metre of pizza with anything you want. Also restaurant. This place is huge, so you won’t really need to book in advance and in any case you will not wait for a long time to have a seat.edit
Jesolo has the obvious McDonald’s and Burger King. You will find them very close to the Famila shopping mall. McDonald’s (also McDrive and McCafe) is very close to the SeaLife entrance. Burger King (also Drive) is on the other side of the road. They both stay open until late.
Black Cat Pub, Via Silvio Trentin 40, Jesolo Lido (Between Piazza Mazzini and Piazza Aurora), . Nice and friendly pub. Good selection of beers.edit
La Floridita, Via delle Meduse (Just off Via Bafile, close to Piazza Marconi. Go towards Piazza Trieste and you will see it on the right just before the Bounty Pub). Nice and small bar reminding of Central and South America. Ask the staff for some special rhums. Open until late. Relaxed and friendly.edit
Garden Pub, Via Verdi 125, Jesolo Lido (Between Piazza Marina and Piazza Nember (actually just few metres before Piazza Nember)), (firstname.lastname@example.org). 19:00 - 03:00. One of the historical pubs in Jesolo Lido. Open until late. Huge selection of beers and tasty snacks.edit
Gasoline Road bar, (Piazza Mazzini, below Maxim Tower), ☎ +39 0421 371866 (email@example.com), . A sort of road bar in Piazza Mazzini, below the Maxim tower. Usually packed with locals and bikers. You can’t miss it as it has a huge sign.edit
John Martin’s, Via Bafile 512, Jesolo Lido, ☎ +39 0421 370234. Nice pub. Good beers and snacks.edit
Mary’s Pub, Via Bafile 548, Jesolo Lido (Very close to Piazza Mazzini). Another historical pub in Jesolo Lido, recently renovated.edit
Morgan’s, Via Bafile 225, Jesolo Lido (Close to Piazza Brescia), (firstname.lastname@example.org). Noon - 4AM. Small but friendly pub on the main street.edit
Primafila Music Cafe, Via Pindemonte 3, Jesolo Lido (Piazza Internazionale), (email@example.com), . This is one of the main spots in Jesolo’s nightlife, recently moved to a new location (very close to the old one). Very crowded.edit
The Royal Oak, Via Bafile (Between Piazza Marconi and Piazza Trieste), . Just a normal pub. Open from early morning until 2 AM. Good beers (mainly from Belgium) and snacks.edit
Terrazzamare Teatrobar, Piazzetta Faro, Jesolo Lido (At the very end of Jesolo Lido), ☎ +39 0421 370012, . Probably the best nightspot in Jesolo. In the past 20 years Terrazzamare developed from a small bar to a venue which organized, promoted and hosted some of the biggest events ever happened in Jesolo, with international artists performing right on the beach. Duran Duran, Tiesto and Fatboy Slim among the others. Gets packed in the weekend and it is quite expensive. If you’re not into this then you might consider coming here late afternoon to enjoy a spritz watching the river, the sea and lighthouse at sunset in a very chilled out atmosphere. Now run by the same team of Il Muretto.edit
Jesolo has literally hundreds of accommodation options. A wide range of hotels, from the very cheap and uncomfortable ones to high-priced luxury seafront hotels, plus apartments, guesthouses and some camping villages.
Camping International, Via Alberto da Giussano, ☎ +39 0421 971826, . This is probably the best camping village in Jesolo Lido and it has been recently awarded as the best camping in Europe. Top class services, private beach, very close to the famous Terrazzamare Teatrobar. Ideal for familiesedit
Camping Malibu Beach, Viale Oriente 70, ☎ +39 0421 362212, . In the area of the Pineta, this camping is really good for families. It has different accommodation options (pitches, caravans, bungalows) and a private beach. It hasedit
Camping Waikiki, Viale Oriene 144 (In the area of the Pineta, at the end of Jesolo Lido (very close to Cortellazzo)), . edit
There are many other camping villages in the coastal towns near Jesolo, especially in Cavallino and towards Eraclea Mare and Caorle.
Hotel Morena, Via Bafile 221, Jesolo Lido (Close to Piazza Brescia), ☎ +39 0421 381320 (firstname.lastname@example.org, fax: +39 0421 386337), . Three-star hotel and Bed & Breakfast on the main street of Jesolo Lido. Walking distance from attractions like Sealife and Tropicarium Park. Beach at 1 minute walking. Also has restaurant and pizzeria.edit
Hotel Villa Roberta, Piazza Trento 6, Jesolo Lido, ☎ +39 0421 370099 (email@example.com), . Family run two stars B&B. It’s a basic accommodation but it is nice and clean. 100 metres from the beach and 50 metres from the main street.edit
Camping Jesolo Baiaholiday, ☎ +39 041 53 01210, . Camping-Village Cavallino is located between Jesolo(close to Venice ) and Punta Sabbioni. The Camp site is equipped with both pitches (ideal for campers, caravans and tents), and a camping village with movable homes and parking places.edit
Hotel Regina, Via Bafile 115, Jesolo Lido (Close to Piazza Trieste), ☎ +39 0421 93400 (firstname.lastname@example.org, fax: +39 0421 93047), . 3 star hotel and Bed and Breakfast, on the main street. One minute walking from the beach.edit
Hotel Janeiro, Via Altinate 128, Jesolo, ☎ +39 0421 961050 (email@example.com, fax: +39 0421 362934), . Seafront hotel with lots of services: bikes, tennis, parking and garden. 41 rooms with seaview.edit
Hotel Casa Bianca al Mare, Piazzetta Casa Bianca 1, Jesolo Lido (Between Piazza Brescia and Piazza Mazzini), ☎ +39 0421 370615 (firstname.lastname@example.org, fax: +39 0421 371659), . Four stars hotel opened in 1936 which makes it the oldest hotel in Jesolo Lido. Old style and elegant, really beautiful. Seafront restaurant.Expensive. Price range from 180€ to 490€ per person per night.. edit
Park Hotel Brasilia, Via Levantina 2° acc. al mare 3, 30016 Lido di Jesolo - Venezia, ☎ +39 0421.380851 (email@example.com). Four star hotel, a member of the Worldhotels First Class Collection International chain. It faces the Adriatic Sea, and has a private beach.edit
Hotel Orient & Pacific, Piazza Torino 1, 30016 Jesolo (Venice), ☎ +39 0421 961285 (fax: +39 0421 961621), . near the beach and the Bafile pedestrian area. Offer rooms with all the best services.BB: 60€ HB 69€ FB:78€ (person per night).. edit
Hotel Cavalieri Palace, via Mascagni 1, Jesolo Lido (Piazza Nember), ☎ +39 0421 971969 (fax: +39 0421 971970), . Air-conditioned room with side or front view on the sea. One of the best hotels in town. The nearby kiosk on the beach (Chiosco Veliero) is known for organizing parties sometime during summer.70€-90€, HB 80€-105€, FB 105€-120€.. edit
Grand Hotel Luxor & Cairo, Via Padova 47, Jesolo Lido (Close to Piazza Nember), ☎ +39 0421 971422 (fax: +39 0421.971423), . Four stars hotel with pool, wellness center, restaurant and baby club. Private beach.edit
Hotel Salus, Via Verdi 35, Jesolo Lido, ☎ +39 0421 372842 (fax: +39 0421 372615), . Four stars hotel. Great services, private beach, swimming pool and restaurant.Room rates start from (vary based on the season): Full board € 62.00 - Half board € 54.00 - Overnight stay and breakfast € 49.00. edit
Jesolo is overall a safe place, although you might encounter unpleasant situations. Just use your common sense and follow basic rules. Do not leave anything valuable inside your car, or at least don’t leave anything clearly visible from the outside. Do not walk in poorly lit areas late at night and after midnight avoid the beach as there have been episodes of smugglers and violent crimes. Please note that the beach is patrolled by private security agencies: behave yourself, do not sit on sunchairs or sunbeds as they are property of hotels and residences.
During the day, on the beach, you might be approached by people (mostly Asians) offering massages or other services: do not accept as this is an illegal activity and if caught you will be fined up to 2500€. Same apply if you get caught buying things from hawkers.
You will see hawkers (mostly from Indian region and China) scattered along the main street at night, they will try to sell you roses, toys and other stuff. Kindly refuse or be sure they won’t leave you alone. If you spend a night in a bar you will easily see the same hawker 4 or 5 times: even if you refused the first time he will not stop asking you to buy something.
If you come from a cold country and you’re not used to get tanned, do always use a sunscreen cream to avoid burnings, especially recommended for kids. Try to avoid the beach in the hottest hours (Noon - 4PM). You can get sunscreen creams in many places, but asking a pharmacy is way better as they sell better products.
Around the Venetian lagoon you can visit other smaller islands, which are worth a visit. There is also the Lido, which is a long narrow island with more modern buildings, hosting a youth hostel and a hotel, also the place where every September the annual Venice Movie Festival is held.
Venice - One of the most famous cities in the world, simply amazing.
Burano - Nearby island with typical textiles and painted houses.
San Lazzaro - Nearby island with Armenian monastery and impressive art collection, some world class pieces.
Mestre - Mestre is the Mainland, but still part of Venice, it is a modern town and there is nothing really worth to see here.
If you have a car you can easily reach many other places around Jesolo. You can visit Treviso which is 40 minutes away, or going up to the hills and mountains to visit Conegliano and taste the best Prosecco wine in Italy. Or you can go on towards Vittorio Veneto and Belluno before reaching the Dolomites and the beautiful valleys among th Alps, and towns like Cortina d’Ampezzo.
Following the coastline northward you can visit beautiful towns such as Caorle or Bibione, or Lignano and Grado with its beautiful lagoon. You can take the A4 motorway to visit the region of Friuli Venezia Giulia and the historical towns of Udine and Trieste which is at the border between Italy and Slovenia and also very close to Croatia.
If you’re into history and archaeology you can’t miss the chance of visiting the beautiful town of Aquileia, near Udine, or the archaeological area of Quarto d'Altino, near Treviso.