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Holidays in Lido di Jesolo place you in the stunning Venetian Riviera. With miles of sandy beaches, seafront attractions and a beautiful promenade for leisurely walks, this truly is a sun-seekers paradise. Lined with traditional striped sun loungers, the golden sands invite you to relax and soak up the glorious Venetian sun while watching the gently rolling waves of the Adriatic sea.
Ideal for families with its aquariums, zoos and Aqualandia, Italy’s biggest waterpark, there is plenty to keep kids of all ages busy. And the fun doesn’t stop when the sun sets, there is a huge range of upmarket bars and restaurants lining the main street. Holidays here are also perfect for couples who want sun, sea and retail therapy, with Via Bafile at the heart of the town offering a trendy centre for shopping and dining.
Our Lido di Jesolo hotels are located on the beachfront and offer unforgettable Italian experiences, combining Italian hospitality and sophistication. Stay in the beautiful 4-star Hotel Cesare Augustus and enjoy an al fresco breakfast in the stunning gardens before relaxing on the private beach. Families might prefer to stay in the Hotel Le Soleil, one of the most renowned hotels in Lido di Jesolo, which boasts a wellness and spa complex for the adults and a baby club for little ones.
At Citalia, we know Italy better than anyone else which means we have the expertise to provide you with the ultimate Italian experience.
Let Citalia take you off the beaten track and show you the hidden gems, including Lio Piccolo, a tranquil oasis of calm. We suggest hiring bikes and taking a gentle cycle ride to the lagoon where you can experience unspoilt nature and peaceful stillness, perfect for those who like birdwatching or just want to get away from the crowds for a few blissful hours.
Those with a sweet tooth should visit Cioccolateria Veneziana, a family run chocolate shop and factory in Venice. Pop in for a tour and learn how a professional artisan crafts chocolate of all varieties before stepping into the shop and being dazzled by the variety on offer. It’s a good idea to take a big shopping bag, as you’ll want to buy plenty to sample.
The Venetian Riviera is home to golden sand beaches, museums, theme parks and designer outlets, and with something around every corner, there is plenty to keep you entertained.
Visit the Museo Storico Militare Vidotto, a wonderful museum filled with a selection of Italian uniforms, military equipment and vehicles. This family run museum offers guided tours and is a must for those interested in military history or Italian history. Continue to the Chiesa Parrocchiale di San Giovanni Battista, a beautiful church with breath taking architecture inside and out and full of history from one of the most fascinating cultures.
Build your holiday beyond the beach and take the train to Padua, one of the oldest cities in Northern Italy. Browse the markets in Piazza delle Erbe and Piazza della Frutta, which have resided in the same spot since the Middle Ages and offer a huge range of local produce and wares. No trip to Padua is complete without a visit to the Cappella degli Scrovegni, which is decorated with priceless frescoes by Giotto, the famous Italian painter and architect from Florence. After sundown, join the crowds for a spritz in Piazza dei Signori, a traditional Italian pastime.
The Venetian Riviera is known for its seafood and Lido di Jesolo is no exception, with plenty of fresh fish dishes to choose from, as well as the well-known Italian classics.
A speciality of the area is sarde in soar. Translated as sweet and sour sardines, the dish consists of fried fresh sardine fillets marinated in lightly cooked onions, usually with vinegar and finished with raisins and pine nuts which combine to make this a tangy and delicious dish. Often served with wine as a small plate appetizer known as cichéti, it offers a real taste of traditional Italian cuisine.
For a local twist on an Italian classic, try Bigoli, an ancient type of pasta that dates back to the time of the Venetian Republic. Characterised by its long thick consistency and rough outer layer, Bigoli holds its sauce well and is often served with anchovies and onions to create Bigoli in Salsa, a signature dish of Venice.
Those with a sweet tooth should try visiting the area during the Carnevale to sample a real Venetian sweet treat. Fritole are a symbol of the Venice Carnival and have similarities to the doughnuts we are familiar with. These sweet pastry fritters are traditionally eaten as part of the festivities and are made from a rich batter, moulded into balls and laced with grappa-soaked raisins and pine nuts before being dusted with sugar. These delights can be found in Venetian pastry shops and cafés, so be sure to sample a few.
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