Città di Jesolo

The beach of Jesolo.

Coat of arms

Location of Jesolo in Italy

Coordinates: 45°32′02″N 12°38′27″E / 45.53389°N 12.64083°E / 45.53389; 12.64083
Country Italy
Region Veneto
Province / Metropolitan city Venice (VE)
Frazioni Jesolo Lido, Jesolo Pineta, Passarella di Sotto, Cortellazzo, Ca' Pirami, Ca' Fornera, Passarella di Sotto, Piave Nuovo, Ca' Nani
  Mayor Valerio Zoggia
  Total 95 km2 (37 sq mi)
Elevation 0 m (0 ft)
Population (22 March 2012[1])
  Total 23,988
  Density 250/km2 (650/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Jesolani
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
  Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 30016
Dialing code 0421
Patron saint St. John the Baptist
Saint day 24 June
Website Official website
Location of Jesolo in the province of Venice.

Jesolo (or Iesolo) [ˈjɛːzolo] is a seaside resort town and comune in the province of Venice, Italy.


The town lies north of Venice, between Eraclea and Cavallino-Treporti. Jesolo gives its name to a lagoon of 22 square kilometres (8.5 sq mi) on the Adriatic Sea between the rivers Sile and Piave. The urbanized area lies on an island of sorts, delimited by the rivers Piave (on the east) and Sile (on the west), and an artificial canal called Cavetta.


In Roman times the lagoon extended over the area now occupied by the town. There were several islands in the lagoon, the biggest of which was known as Equilium, the place of horses. It is thought that Jesolo represents a corruption of this name.


The city's economy is mostly based on tourism. Jesolo is a seaside resort with abundant holiday facilities and its 15-kilometre (9 mi) beach called Lido di Jesolo. At the height of its touristic life, Jesolo was hosting 6 million tourists per year. Currently these have dropped to around 4.5 million tourists per year due to the competition from new resort towns.

Notable people


Football teams:

Twin towns

Notes and references

  1. Data from Istat

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