Located on the Venetian coast in front of the Adriatic Sea, Jesolo is part of the province of Venice and has 24.000 inhabitants.
It was a former lagoon, reclaimed by the Romans who here built bridges, streets and villages. Later Jesolo was the stronghold of the resistance to the Longobardic invasion. In the place Le Mure can be visited the foundations of 2 cathedrals, the most significant ruins of the old town: the first is dated in the 8th- 4th century, the other in the 11th.
Recently Jesolo has been involved in an ambitious plan of city relaunch, which saw the construction, followed by world-renowned architects, of modern skyscrapers, apartments and commercial structures.
At 3,5 km from Jesolo, there is Lido di Jesolo, one of the most well-known seaside resort of the high Adriatic Sea, with 14 km of coast from the estuary in Piave Vecchia to Cortellazzo, surrounded by several pine forests.
Jesolo is a holiday town with great numbers: 400 hotels, 15.000 villas, apartments and bedrooms to rent and tens of campsites. The nights in Jesolo attract young people from many towns in Veneto, especially during the weekends.
It is possible to dance and to listen to every kind of music, there are pubs, discos (among them the Vanilla Club), piano bars and a wonderful 24-hole minigolf (web site: http://www.minigolfjesolo.it). Moreover there are a lot of gastronominc opportunities, with pizzerie, cafeterias and restaurants for every taste and every price. During the summer, to enliven the town, are organized concerts, music festival, fashion shows, cultural meetings, traditional festival and fireworks.
From Jesolo it is possible to leave for very interesting trips, like those to Venice, Treviso, Padova and the Brenta Riviera, or to go shopping at Noventa di Piave Designer Outlet in Noventa di Piave, where you can find more than 150 famous fashion brands, with prices reduced from 35% to 70%