Jesolo in Italy is one place no beach lover can afford to miss. This sleepy coastal town is very popular with foreign tourists, especially Germans and Austrians, and boasts of some of the longest beaches in Italy. Its wide range of hotels, shops and attractions next to the beach are the reason why Jesolo sees up to 6 million tourists per year. Currently this has dropped to around 4.5 million tourists per year due to the competition from new resort towns. But if you find yourself adding to the tourist influx, use this guide for the best things to do in the Italian gem:
1. Visit the Tropicarium Park
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Tropicarium Park is a historic and adventurous place, great for both adults and children. You will see all kinds of animals here, like reptiles, sharks, snakes, turtles, tropical fish, and also spiders, scorpions and insects on display in the water tanks. The specially created area of the Butterfly Gallery, along with the Shark Expo are the huge areas that make up the exhibition. The terrifying sharks belong to 24 different species from all over the world!
Address: Via Aquileia, 123, 30016 Lido di Jesolo, Jesolo VE, Italy
Website: Tropicarium Park
2. Piazzo Drago
The Piazza Drago is a street square which is very popular among tourists. It is now overlooked by two tall towers in the skyline of Jesolo, and a major architectural achievement for the place. Piazza Drago is a popular destination for a nice walk during summer evenings. It lies on the busy Via Bafile with various shops, bars, good quality restaurants and ice cream parlors. People now recognize the Piazza Drago from the two large towers with their colored tips! It is a pleasant place to walk around with an ice cream in hand, and it is only a short walk from the beach.
Address: Piazza Drago, 30016 Lido di Jesolo, Metropolitan City of Venice, Italy
Website: Piazzo Drago
3. Have a fun-filled time in New Jesolandia
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New Jesolandia is an amusement park which is located in the vicinity of Aqualandia and Pista Azzurra di Jesolo. It is built in the outer parts of Lido di Jesolo and offers attractions and entertainment for the young and the old. The amusement park is a family entertainer and families who come here spend high quality, fun moments together. The park is open until late at night and has more than 35 attractions, it also has an ample lounge area and a well stocked confectionery stand. The park offers promotional evenings with big discounts to the public every evening.
Address: Via Lucio Battisti, 30016 Jesolo VE, Italy
Website: New Jesolandia (in Italian)
4. The Wheel of Venice
In the city of Lido di Jesolo, you will see the Wheel of Venice from where you can oversee the entire city of Jesolo. It is a great Ferris wheel and once inside the cabins, you will enjoy the air conditioning. Tourists say that it is a bit expensive at 10 EUR (11 USD) for three rides, but most don’t seem to mind as it is a fun thing to do with your family and gives you a terrific view of the entire city of Jesolo.
Wheel of Venice
Address: Piazza Brescia, 11, 30016 Lido di Jesolo VE, Italy
5. Civico Museo di Storia Naturale
Civico Museo di Storia Naturale is a natural historical museum. It is located in a public park and it displays the history of mankind. It also focuses on the study of paleontology and animal science. It is the oldest civic museum and is built in striking red stone, which was designed by world famous architect Giovanni Cerutiis. It has some amazing exhibits, making it even better than some of the biggest museums in Europe. It has a huge collection of stuffed animals and fossils and a large amount of paintings as well. The entry fee is 5 EUR (5.50 USD) for adults and it’s free for kids.
Civico Museo di Storia Naturale
Address: Corso Venezia, 55, 20121 Milano, Italy
6. Become a kid again at La Gang del Bosco
This iconic shop in Jesolo has a wide selection of wooden toys and knickknacks that are able to enthrall any kid and adult alike. The creations here are very creative and children will love them, as they will last for a lifetime. This retailer exclusively sells leading brands like Trudi, Hape, Schleich, Sevi, and Janod.
La Gang del Bosco
Website: La Gang del Bosco
7. Have a blast at Aqualandia
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This water park in Jesolo resembles a Caribbean island. It is surrounded by palm trees and plants and flowers, combining relaxation, extreme sports and good water attractions for children, adolescents and families. The park has 8 theme areas with 26 attractions; it has 7 life shows and a total of 8 animations to satisfy all the visitors. Funnyland is a small park in Aqualandia, which is completely inspired by children’s comics and it is loved by kids. Spacemaker has the distinction of being the world’s tallest chute, with a speed of 100 km p/h (60 mi p/h). You can also go for a bungee jump here, and there is music on the beach like they have in California. There is also beach volleyball to enjoy, and a fitness center as well. Enjoy the good eating places during you time here, which cater to every taste.
Address: Via Michelangelo Buonarroti, 15, 30016 Lido di Jesolo VE, Italy
8. Lido di Jesolo Sea Life Aquarium
The Sea Life Aquarium is a nice place to spend an hour or so with kids. It’s close to the beach, so you can take a break from the sun. Many of the displays are interactive. They have lots of tanks and over 5000 species. The aquarium is not huge, but they do have some unusual species. Visitors can watch them feed the sharks, and look at the seahorses, rays and different environments. Informative staff are on hand to explain some of the interesting facts about the fish. If you pre-book, you can jump the queue. On rainy days, it’s a popular destination.
Lido di Jesolo Sea Life Aquarium
Address: Piazza Venezia 28 | Piazza Milano, 30017, Jesolo, Italy
Website: Lido di Jesolo Sea Life Aquarium
9. Visit a military museum
The Museo Storico Militare Vidotto is open every day in June, July, August. In other months, you may visit it on Saturdays. Covering the last century of the military and the police in Italy, history buffs will enjoy it. There are many vehicles which you are allowed to explore, plus uniforms and other equipment.
Not all of the exhibits are from Italy, and they also have weapons from other countries. The business is family-run and they are very helpful and kind to their clients. Out of season, they recommend you call ahead to make sure they are open.
Museo Storico Militare Vidotto
Address: Via Roma Destra 131, 30016, Jesolo, Italy
Telephone: 0421 350898
Website: Museo Storico Militare Vidotto
Exotic beaches and shopping in Jesolo
Boasting of some of the longest and cleanest beaches in the whole of Italy, Jesolo is surely one place no beach lover can afford to miss. That’s not all there is to Jesolo though, as it also has ancient monuments and galleries that draw tourists in huge numbers. Also boasting of the largest waterpark in Europe, how can someone not want to come to Jesolo with all these different attractions!
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