Lido di Jesolo is a popular beach resort just north of Venice. Jesolo began life as a residential town but was converted into a seaside resort in the 1950s so that visitors from across the world could enjoy the long expanse of beach that ran parallel to it. Lido di Jesolo is one of Italy’s few purpose-built resort towns, reminiscent of popular European tourist destinations like the Costa del Sol. It has kilometres of sunbeds, tourist shops and arcades running along the seafront. As such, it’s an easy place to explore and has excellent nightlife that’s enjoyed by locals and tourists alike. The seaside town stretches along a pretty area of coast, with more than 16 kilometres of flat golden sand to explore or sunbathe on. Lido di Jesolo is around 40 minutes’ drive from Venice’s Marco Polo Airport and daytrips into Venice can be easily organised through a local tour company.