Magical places to visit and see around Jesolo in one day
Venice and its canals
During your holiday with children in Veneto and Lido di Jesolo, we suggest you to visit Venice, about 50 kilometres away.
Without cars, smog and traffic, the city will excite the little ones with its bridges, steamboats and dream atmopshere, and it will give them many memories to bring home at the end of the holiday.
Here is what we advise you to do in Venice in one day with the family:
- Visit the Peggy Guggenheim Museum where every Sunday from 3.00 pm to 4.30 pm, for the Kids Day, children from 4 to 10 years old can participate in fun workshops to discover modern art. The activities are free (included in the price of the ticket) but it is recommended to book because the places are very limited;
- Visit San Marco Square: children will be thrilled by looking at the Bell Tower, the Tower of the Watch (la Torre dell’Orologio) and the Cathedral, that deserves a inner visit to admire the mosaics. It is also unmissable to climb the Bell Tower to look at the panorama of the city with binoculars;
- Visit the Ducal Palace: in San Marco Square, your children can find out secret passages and itineraries, and pass on the Sighs Bridge (il Ponte dei Sospiri), as well as visit the prisons (from those Casanova escaped) and the Room of Tortures, that it is absolutely not striking for them. Once you exit from the Palace, take a break in the Royal Garden, it is worth!
- Natural History Museum: a must for families visiting Venice. Here children can see different kinds of plants and animals – the museum possesses more than 2 millions pieces! – and learn about the adventures of great explorers;
- A tour by steamboat: for children, it will be very funny to sail by steamboat on the lagoon, the famous Vaporetto. Moreover, until 6 years old kids do not pay! Furthermore, if the child is very little and needs the stroller, the boat is a fast and comfortable way to visit the city.
Verona for a romantic day
During your holiday in Veneto and Lido di Jesolo you must spend a day in Verona. For many people Verona is just the city of the Arena and of Romeo and Juliet’s love story, but it is not. Indeed, in the city you will feel immersed in art and culture, surrounded by a suggestive atmosphere in the alleys and the squares. It is not by chance that Verona is also called the “Porta d’Italia” (Door to Italy): because it reveals the beauties of Italy to those who come from the North. To make you fully appreciate the beauty of the city, the Jesolo Camping Village offers you a list of 10 things to see in Verona. We remember you that Verona is circa 25 km away from the campsite and you can reach it comfortably by car, train or, taking part in one of our trips, also by bus.
Among the many things to see, we definitely recommend the Arena di Verona, a Roman amphitheater that represents the city, along with the story of Romeo and Juliet. The Arena is the most famous monument of the city and overlooks the panorama. The Arena could receive until 30,000 spectators and, indeed, its elliptical shape has been studied in order to host the highest number of people. Today the Arena is the stage of great musical events and since 1913 (year of the first Aida by Verdi) of the summer lyrical season.
If you believe in the legend issued from Shakespeare's drama or not, Juliet’s House is absolutely one of the places to visit in Verona.Juliet’s house, described by Shakespeare in its drama, is located inside a Medieval tower-palace of the XIII century, at the street number 23 of Via Cappello. A splendid facade of bricks conducts visitors inside through a big door in Gothic style; on its sides some panels collect notes, signatures and senteces written by lovers. In the front part you can see the famous balcony on which, according to the play, Juliet stand to speak with her Romeo.
Considered one of the most beautiful squares of Italy, Piazza delle Erbe is one of the most magical places in Verona.
Here there are palaces, towers and statues of various periods that give life to a colorful mosaic, still more lively during the days of the open-air market, on Saturdays and Sundays. The most important buildings of Verona overlook the square – Palazzo del Comune, Torre dei Lamberti, Casa dei Giudici, Case dei Mazzanti, Palazzo Maffei and Casa dei Mercanti. In the centre of Piazza delle Erbe there is the Fountain of Madonna Verona, that uses the waters from the river Lori di Avesa.
Caorle, Venice in miniature
During your holiday at Adriatico Village in Lido di Jesolo you should visit Caorle, 30 kilometers away from the campsite.
Commonly the fame of Caorle is due to the Blue Flag beaches, the shallow sea bottoms and the beach resorts. The city that enchanted the well-known American writer Ernest Hemingway is however not only this. There are indeed a lot of places to visit in Caorle and in the nearby, such as the inner city thanks to that the city has get the nickname “Little Venice”.
The inner city, the old village of the fishermen, is with no doubt a place to visit in Caorle: you should have a walk through the calli, the little streets and admire the little colourful houses and the Cathedral in Byzantine style with its cylindrical bell tower. If the weather is good we suggest you to book a trip in the lagoon to visit the village of the fischermen with its famous “casoni”, the traditional huts from reed and mud. Unmissable are the walks on the see promenade along the Scogliera Viva, litterally the alive cliff, a real museum by the see, between the inner city of Caorle and the beach. Along the rocks of the cliff you can admire sculptures realised by well-known international artists and at the end of the walk the old Church of Madonna dell’Angelo.
Padua and the Scrovegni Chapel
About an hour's drive from Jesolo Camping Village, you will find the enchanting Padua, one of the most beautiful cities of art in the Veneto region. Places of historical interest and true masterpieces make it truly unique: from the Basilica dedicated to Saint Anthony to the Palazzo della Ragione, without forgetting the Scrovegni Chapel, the most beautiful work that Giotto ever created.