If you’re a bit tired of visiting your usual holiday destination, a trip to the gorgeous and fun-packed coastal city of Jesolo provides the perfect dose of sea, sunshine and Italian charm. A lovely spot for tourists, the town is a popular destination for holidaymakers, both families, couples and groups of friends, coming to kick back and relax on its 15 kilometre stretch of sandy beaches. The beach bars and cafés also mean that you never have to stray far from the comfort of your sunbed to get a drink or snack! But Jesolo is gorgeous all year round – go in winter to experience the peaceful sensation of the deserted beaches, in which you can play with your dog or even meditate… No one will disturb you!
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But there’s more to this charming seaside town than just beaches. Aqualandia is one of the largest water parks in Europe, and has something for everyone to enjoy, from thrill seekers who want to plummet down the super fast slides, to those who want to bob around in the wave pool. Kids will also have a great time at the Jolly Roger Pirate Adventure sea boat ride, where entertainers will keep them busy with everything from face painting beards and moustaches to water fights.
In winter, Jesolo is a real treat! Soak up the Christmas atmosphere by strolling through Jesolo pack streets at Christmas time, and drink hot chocolate and mulled wine with the locals in Jesolo’s central square while celebrating the Epiphany or “Befana“, named after an old lady who brings sweets to well-behaved Children on January 6th. If you want to spend some hours in a cozy environment, visit the Aquarium, one of the best of Italy, or enjoy a night at one of Jesolo’s two theatres.
Being in a country renowned for its food the world over, you won’t be able to resist indulging in the delicious cuisine Jesolo has to offer. As you’d expect from a city the Adriatic coast, seafood and fish dishes are the staple regional cuisine, and the fish just couldn’t get any fresher than here! There are also a vast array of pizzerias for the less adventurous. Don’t forget to have your share of Prosecco and Pinto Grigio and to taste the popular bitter Italian drink ‘Spritz‘ for a real aperitivo experience.
So you’ve decided you want to visit Jesolo, but how are you going to get here? If you’re flying to Italy, Jesolo is only a 40-minute drive away from Treviso Airport or a 30-minute drive from Venice Marco Polo Airport, and there’s also a bus to this Adriatric paradise from both. Alternatively, you can take the train to San Donà-Jesolo station.
These are just some of the many reasons that 4.5 million tourists flock to this Italian gem every year. Don’t miss out on enjoying all the sunshine, relaxation and interesting sights that Jesolo has to offer!