Most of you that know me know how much I like going to Italy, for those that don’t well you’re going to learn a little more about me and a little about Italy.
Since I was about 9 months old I have been going to Italy every year, to be more specific a place called Lido di Jesolo. From a young age I have stayed in many hotels up and down Jesolo, some are now gone or have been taken over.
Lido di Jesolo is a beach resort near Venice, the beach and resort is very long with many shops, hotels and places to eat.
Why do I keep going back? No, I don’t have any family in Italy my parents just feel in love with the location as its near Venice and a few other places.
Lido di Jesolo for me is a home from home now, as soon as the plane lands I am instantly relaxed. I know where places are, and how to get to them.
I love the food, beach and seeing Venice.
Years ago I met a family from England, and for years we kept meeting every year. This was something I always looked forward to, as I could meet them again. We stayed and still do keep in touch with this family all these years.
What you will find about Lido di Jesolo, or Italy as a whole. A lot of people will either love it and keep going back, or they will hate it there is never an in between its always one of the other.
The Resort :
The resort is always getting little updates, and modernised which is always nice to see from year to year.
Lido di Jesolo has many little snack bars, and restaurants so you will never not find a place for a quick bite or a meal.
There are many shops ranging from cheap to very expensive, and these can be gifts to clothes.
The beach is a favourite for everyone to visit as all the hotels are very close to it, and it’s a very very clean and safe beach.
Jesolo is on flat land, so this is also a perfect area for anyone who has poor mobility, old or in a wheelchair.
Top Things To Do :
Jolly Rodger :
If you have kids then this is for you.
You go on a large ship that looks like something from Pirates of the Caribbean, and it sails out to sea. Music plays and then the kids are given a drink of juice, then play with fake swords.
At one point the ship sails to a deep part of the sea, and another Jolly Rodger from further up the resort comes to its side. The kids are then given water balloons and they throw them at each ship.
If you like water parks then this going to be your favour thing to do when here.
This place has everything you would expect from a water park, tidal machines to very long slides at crazy angles. It also features the highest bungee tower in Europe.
The park has been designed very nice, with lots of palm trees and many different tropical plants.
Just a heads up, make sure you have sun cream on or stay in the shade. If its a very warm day, you will catch a lot of sun.
Sea Life :
This is a more recent attraction added within the past few years, at a shopping centre called Laguna Shopping.
I have still to try Jesolo’s Sea Life Centre but from what I have heard, it’s really good and interesting to visit.
Jesolo Lighthouse :
Not a special thing to do, but a nice walk to see and take photos. Every year I visit Jesolo, I leave the room early (before breakfast) and take a nice long walk down to the Lighthouse. Its very relaxing and a lovely walk as the sun is just coming up and the beach is at its quietest.
One of the biggest attractions Jesolo has for me, is how close it is to a lot of nice places to visit.
Venice for me is a magical place to visit, its like stepping back in time. Yes, its busy, but if you go at certain times of the day it won’t be as bad. One thing I keep hearing people say is “Venice ohh its smells,” every year I visit Venice and only maybe twice I have smelt it bad but the reason was the weather was very warm and they were cleaning a canal out. So don’t listen to what people say.
I will be doing a blog post on Venice soon keep watching out for that.
You can visit Verona as part of a joint tour, the Verona Lake Garda excursion. I have done this three times now and enjoy every moment.
Most of you will know Verona for one reason, Romeo and Juliet as this is where their famous balcony is.
You get about two and a half hours here, the first part you follow the tour guide and the second you get to do what you like. Since I have been a few times, I just go off and enjoy the full time to myself.
Lake Garda :
As I have said above this is part of the joint excursion.
Well, Lake Garda has to be seen in person to appreciate the beauty of the location. On arrival you see the sea view and this is amazing, you can if you like go out on a boat for a little time with a guide and see it from there. I have done this once and it was nice, but it does take up time you could spend at the shops.
There is not really a lot to do here, but it is worth a visit. It’s a very relaxing place to visit, and one maybe at some point I would like to stay for a long weekend.
As you can see from all the above text and photos, Jesolo offers a lot to do. You can go and relax or go and see sights or a little of both. The above is just a little of what Lido di Jesolo has on offer so check out the website link below.
If you do visit Italy try and see a few sights, and also try some of the local food and ice cream.
For more information on what you can find on Lido di Jesolo visit www.jesolo.it and select the language you want the page to be presented in.