Meet Jesolo, a hidden gem on the Adriatic Coast. An hour's drive from Venice, and 45 minutes by boat to the Venetian lagoon, this seaside resort town in the province of Veneto (pronounced as Yezolo) is a kind of island on its own, and is host to several upscale hotel establishments and beach clubs, as well as a 15 kilometre-long beach where you can run, sunbathe, take long walks, purchase yet another swimsuit, and enjoy the region's specialities served in style by the sand. The pace here is relaxed and laid-back, perfect for groups of friends and family trips. Beaches here are well-organised with beach clubs, life guards and showers available all day, including restaurant service and bars that serve everything from water to cocktails come happy hour. If you're travelling with children, activities include mini-golf, amusement rides and rock climbing arcades.
A traveller's best bet is to come here and enjoy something different, where the weekend is experienced like a local with no specific itinerary in mind. One of the best ways to do this is to take your pick among the hotels and enjoy some down time. Falkensteiner Hotel & Spa Jesolo offers a year-round resort experience that is worth exploring. Between casual swimming and sunbathing, guests can venture back to the hotel where the lounging experience extends from the poolside to the spa facilities and host of mind, body & soulful treatments.
Noteworthy kitchens include Da Guido with exceptional cooking standards in a contemporary ambiance. Romantic settings are well accomodated in the garden, and Cucina da Omar where fresh seafood is stirred with a mixture between Italian recipes and unconventional, modern twists.
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What's in the area?
1. Day trips to Venice - whether you opt for the one hour drive or the scenic boat ride, the classic landmark is close by, and you can shift into tourist mode amid the ongoing pulse of Venice, from the annual Redentore Feast to the Venice Biennale and Lido FIlm Festival.
2. Tour of the region's lush landscapes, perfect for cycling trips, nature hikes and day-long wine tastings at the plethora of wineries.
3. Day trips to Treviso and the region are highly recommended. The area is full of charming cities and towns such as Asolo, where famous writers, artists and poets sought inspiration, and the picturesque Bassano del Grappa that offer casual sightseeing, beautiful views and excellent dining experiences.
4. Tax-free shopping at McArthur Glen's Noventa di Piave Designer Outlet.
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For more ideas and inspiration, browse the travel section Across Italy.
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