Run to visit Jesolo in the days of the Half Marathon
June is the ideal month to visit Jesolo, and not just because the season begins when you can relax on its long beach of fine sand. The last weekend of the month is the Jesolo Moonlight Half Marathon & 10K, with races suitable for everyone, in a suggestive and unique atmosphere.
A very long coastline overlooking the Adriatic Sea and a beach of very fine sand from the erosion of the Dolomite rocks, all in a relaxing and cheerful environment. And then the Venice lagoon, the amusement parks and the historical artifacts: there are many good reasons to visit Jesolo, before diving into the great party of the “Saturday night race” which starts on June 26 at 7pm.
Jesolo Moonlight Half Marathon & 10K
The Jesolo Half Marathon, with a course of 21k meters combined with a 10K meters course, is becoming year after year an unmissable event for athletes and their families and an opportunity to visit Jesolo. Both races are run “in the moonlight”, starting at sunset and sliding and flat tracks that cross suggestive landscapes immersed in nature and very different from each other.
After the start in the central Piazza Milano, where the Moonlight Village is set up with all the pre and post-race services, you immerse yourself in the countryside on the outskirts of the city, along the Cavetta Canal until you reach the tourist port of Cortellazzo. You will run alongside the suggestive mouth of the Piave river and then head towards the Lido through the green avenues of the luxuriant pine forest. Finally, the lapping of the sea waves in the moonlight will accompany you in the last kilometers along the beach, before crossing the finish line in the heart of Jesolo nightlife, still in Piazza Milano.
Jesolo Moonlight Half Marathon & 10K is an event suitable for everyone, thanks also to the Family Run, a non-competitive race that takes place on a track of about 5 kilometers, the morning before the Half Marathon. The next day you can relax all together on the long equipped beach.
- For the Moonlight Halfmarathon (10€ of discount):
- For the Moonlight10K (5€ of discount):
At the time of registration, runners are invited to choose their accommodation on our platform to increase the socio-cultural benefits of the event: half of our commission will be donated to social projects in the area.
Visit Jesolo in 1 day
A lagoon pearl a stone’s throw from Venice, this city has been famous since ancient times for its strategic position: just think that the Romans chose it as a destination in which to shelter their merchant ships. It is from the second half of the twentieth century that Lido di Jesolo has become a leading holiday resort in northern Italy, with its 15 kilometers of beach where there are establishments equipped for fun and relaxation. Between the port of Piave Vecchia and that of Cortellazzo, in fact, you will find all kinds of entertainment: from sailing courses to beach volleyball, from playgrounds for children to areas with Wi-Fi, perfect for a technological holiday and for remote working.
If you plan to visit Jesolo only for 1 day, do not miss the promenade along the seafront where you will notice the beaches, the piers that stretch out from the coast, creating an original scenario. Going east you will arrive in one of the most characteristic villages of the Venetian town, Cortellazzo, a small town where you will discover the close link that binds Jesolo to the surrounding lagoon. The town is located on an important river route that reaches the mouth of the Piave river and is the best place to try the typical local cuisine: taverns and restaurants prepare tasty recipes with the catch of the day.
Visit Jesolo in 2 days
In the hinterland lies the small hamlet of Jesolo Paese, the historic center of the town. Crossed by the river Sile, it is a village that experienced its maximum development in the 1930s. Among the things to see in Jesolo certainly cannot miss the Church of San Giovanni Battista which, rebuilt in 1910, has its roots in 1102 when, in the space now occupied by the religious building, a monastery was erected. Undoubtedly, the seventeenth-century bell tower stands out which, 27 meters high, is one of the symbols of the village. Also modernized during the twentieth century, it is equipped with a carillon that resounds throughout the town.
Those who stop to visit Jesolo for a short time should include the archaeological site of the Antiche Mura in their tour. In this area of 36,000 square meters, the remains of the ancient Equilius, a lagoon settlement from the Roman era, were found. Your attention will be captured by the remaining intact portions of the Cathedral of Santa Maria, a church that in size, in the Veneto area, was second only to the Basilica of San Marco in Venice. Built on the layout of a previous early Christian temple, it has sections of the floor with mosaics with floral motifs probably dating back to the sixth century.
Visit Jesolo in 3 days
Do you want a fun-filled holiday? The town in Veneto is home to numerous theme parks where you can enjoy yourself, such as Sea Life. This is not simply an aquarium, but a place to discover the natural habitats of over 100 aquatic species from all over the world. Go through the ocean tunnel and you will be faced with sharks, tropical turtles and moray eels, then continue towards the lagoon bottoms and freshwater pools. If you love nature, when you visit Jesolo do not miss the Tropicarium Park: divided into three sections, it houses 400 specimens of animals, from Magellanic penguins to iguanas, but also crocodiles and caimans, up to the colorful butterfly garden.
Also organize a visit to Eraclea, the beautiful seaside resort surrounded by a pine forest. Its beach stretches for 4 kilometers between sinuous dunes that alternate with strips of water, providing an excellent setting for a trip to the hinterland on horseback or by boat. In the hot season, Aqualandia is unmissable, the park that reproduces a Caribbean island in an area of about 80,000 square meters. Slides, bungee jumping, free climbing and rapids to be tackled on the raft are just some of the attractions that will give you the thrills of adrenaline.
Practical information to visit Jesolo
Weather in Jesolo: located on the coast of the Venetian lagoon, the climate in the town of Veneto is typically Padano, mitigated by the proximity of the Adriatic Sea. The weather in Jesolo foresees hot but not muggy summers, thanks to the pleasant sea breeze, and humid and cold but never freezing winters.
Public transport: the town is well served by an urban and suburban bus service that will allow you to move easily throughout the Jesolo area.
Urban Wi-Fi: by e-mail you can request the activation of the account that will allow you to surf with free Wi-Fi both in Jesolo Paese and Jesolo Lido, but also in the nearby towns of Cortellazzo, Ca ‘Fornera and Passarella.
Typical products: if you visit Jesolo have had fun around the city, you will be just as satisfied as you sit at the table. Jesolo’s cuisine is the triumph of fish specialties, with a menu that ranges from poenta e schie, the soft yellow polenta on which fried lagoon prawns are placed, to sardines in saor, all accompanied by excellent wines of the local tradition.
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