Jesolo, Province of Venezia, Veneto
- Population: about 22,000 inhabitants
- Zip/postal code: 30016
- Dialing Area Code: +39 0421
- Frazioni & Localites: Cortellazzo, Lido di Jesolo, Passarella di Sotto, Valle di Lio Maggiore.
History - Antiquity
History - the Middle Ages
Very soon Jesolo and Eraclea strated to fight each other, until in 808 both were destroyed by the Franks: by that time their lagoons had been filled with debris and terrain, and could be reached from the mainland. A slow decline began, until in 1466 also the episcopal see was removed. The glorious Jesolo was reduced to a land of malaric swamps.
History - Modern Times
In 1930 the name of Jesolo was resumed, and an evergrowing miracle transformed the city into the second European beach resort of the time. The first bathing establishments became famous: the Bagni, Hotel Marina, Vidi, Bagni Miramare, the Centrale.
What to see
- The so called Ancient Walls, the remains of Santa Maria di Equilium which was built over a pre-existent church to San Mauro. The cathedral was similar to Saint Mark's in Venice. Excavations have brought to light fragments of paving mosaics of the 6th century.