A bucket-and-spade classic
The essence of traditional Italy, Lido di Jesolo’s a scene of blue-and-white-striped loungers sitting before rolling waves. This sun-freckled resort offers kilometres upon kilometres of beach, with waterparks and fantasy lands to boot. It’s got a beside-the-pier vibe with more charisma than you can shake an ice lolly stick at. After something more active? Hop on a bike and explore the coast – it’s really flat so makes for a gentle ride.
Delicious dinner and drinks
Take your taste buds on a gastro adventure while in Lido di Jesolo. Graze on cicchetti, the local version of tapas, or take a waterside seat and sample fish risotto or crab gnocchi. A tall glass of ice-cold Aperol spritz is usually the cocktail of choice in these parts or you can go for a fizzy glass of prosecco, another regional speciality.
A day trip to Venice has to be on the cards while in Lido di Jesolo. Immerse yourself in pure architectural beauty as you get lost in the maze of bridge-filled backstreets or cruise down the Grand Canal in a gondola. Pink-tinged Doge’s Palace, huge Piazza San Marco and epic St Mark’s Basilica are all must sees. For a real Venetian experience, stop off at Harry’s Bar for a Bellini – this is where it was created after all.