Jesolo is the most important tourist center of the Venetian Riviera , not only for large tourist facilities that make it one of the most important centers in Italy for accommodation bathing , but also for the central location that makes it an ideal base for excursions and trips to many cities of artistic interest in the Veneto and Friuli Venezia Giulia.
Not just sea and lagoon, but also the inland Veneto area: just 39 km from Jesolo is Treviso and the whole of its province. It is a place that is easy to reach and full of areas to discover. These begin in the historic centre of Treviso, with its splendid frescoed homes, porticoes and canals where the water of the Sile runs, past natural oases and old mills. Its heart is piazza Dei Signori, set against the Palace of the Prefecture (built between 1874 - 1877) and the imposing Civic Tower. But there is also the Thirteenth Century Palace, built at the beginning of 1200; Palazzo del Podestà and the long road underneath the porticoes that goes from Piazza dei Signori, to the old cathedral. Ancient Roman walls enclose the city and today almost 4 km of these are still visible. Don’t miss the Casa dei Carraresi, a 14th century inn that today hosts international exhibitions. Moving towards the Marca of Treviso, something else not to be missed are the 100 wine routes. These start in Eastern Veneto and stretch as far as the hills where, around patrician villas, there are hectares of magnificent vineyards, with traditional routes for ‘white wine’, including Conegliano and Valdobbiadene, and the reds of the Right Piave. There are also spiritual itineraries, in search of monasteries and sanctuaries, many of which are present in the province, as well as itineraries to discover red chicory from Treviso, which grows in the Southern part of this vast area.
Padua Padua is one of the most charming and dynamic towns in Italy. The historical centre boasts a wealth of medieval, renaissance and modern architecture; here a fascinating mix of historic and new, of centuries-old traditions and metropolitan rhythms creates a unique atmosphere. The medieval palaces, churches and cobbled streets emanate a sense of history and culture, the shops, markets and locals, a sparkling vitality and vibrant modern life. Welcome to Padua, a town of vast cultural and artistic heritage! You shoud not miss: la Basilica di Sant' Antonio, il prato della Valle, il caffè Pedrocchi, il palazzo della Ragione with the beautifull squares.
Jesolo Ambient Bike
Jesolo Ambient Bike, a guided excursion to explore the over 150 km cycling tracks of the city, has been organised in Jesolo. There are six tracks ideated and planned in collaboration with Jesolo Patrimonio to integrate the touristic offer and give the opportunity to discover the territory and its characteristics in contact with nature.
To the South is a long, golden beach and to the North is the lagoon. The backdrop is an unmistakeable skyline: Venice. Just a strip of lagoon separates the seaside resort from the most beautiful city in the world. Once you arrive at Punta Sabbioni terminal, by car or the ATVO bus service, it only takes 40 minutes by boat to reach the historic centre of Venice. Therefore, you can combine a relaxing holiday with an unforgettable cultural experience. In just a few minutes you can walk through St. Mark’s Square, on the Rialto Bridge or through the galleries of the Biennale and the Accademia. You can visit churches and museums or simply lose yourself in the countless narrow streets of this unique city. Treat yourself to a magical experience, literally suspended amongst the waters, fascinated by the wonders and special features that Venice has to offer – including its cuisine and wine. From Punta Sabbioni you can also take a boat to the islands of the Northern lagoon: Burano, Murano and Torcello, ancient places full of appeal, as well as centuries-old culture.
Riviera del Brenta
A River of Venetians Villas : Through Padua and Venice The Venetian aristocracy used to have their summer villas built alongside the River Brenta, a natural extension of the Grand Canal. An extraordinary historical, cultural and artistic setting where the harmonious connection between architecture and landscape is still considerable. Dante, Palladio, Tiepolo, Canaletto, Goldoni, Goethe, Byron, Jappelli and many other illustrious artists have sang, played, painted and contributed with their art to the beauty and originality of this land. The 200 and more venetians villas, facing the River Brenta, surrounded by their majestic parks are today an interesting set for guided tours, exhibitions and international events.
The lagoon islands
The Venice Lagoon is home to Burano, Murano, Torcello and Mazzorbo, the most important islands after Venice’s historic centre. They offer great days out with plenty of excitement and history, which you can visit by public transport (the ACTV, leaving from the Terminal at Punta Sabbioni or the Treporti Ricevitoria). You can also take the “lance” – private boats that leave both from Jesolo and from the nearby Municipality of Cavallino-Treporti. These are extremely interesting visits in terms of ethnography, landscape and art where a short itinerary is packed with an extraordinary amount of points of interest. This is the historic, artistic and popular heart of the Northern Lagoon that reveals the multiple, contradictory aspects of its current reality to visitors. It is an experience to be savoured, in a state of mind to discover the beauty of the noble signs of history for which this part of the Lagoon has been the setting and which can be combined with a great gastronomic experience, discovering the typical dishes of the Venice Lagoon in the many trattorias on the island. Don’t miss the urban landscape of Burano with its 1000 colours and the Lace Museum in piazza Galuppi, the Murano glassworks, the Torcello archaeological museum with the church of Santa Fosca and Santa Caterina in Mazzorbo with its lagoon landscapes.