Venetian Riviera Italy
The Venetian Riviera has more than its fair share of exuberant Italian style, fantastic food and excellent beaches. And if this isn't enough, some of Italy's most beautiful cities are within easy reach.
Lido di Jesolo is a friendly, purpose-built resort alongside mile upon mile of soft white sand. You can look forward to days spent soaking up the sun on a beach bright with colorful sun beds and parasols. Here, the waters are warm and safe, making it a great place for children. Watersports are largely confined to nothing more energetic than a gentle hour on a pedalo.
As the sun goes down, indulge in the wonderful Italian pastime of a leisurely evening stroll around lively piazzas lined with bars and restaurants. Shops stay open late and after an hour or two's browsing you'll probably want to relax over a meal, a glass of wine and one of the delicious, oversized ice-creams that the Italians make so well. And, if your preference is for bars with music and nightclubs, you won't be disappointed - there are plenty.
It would be a shame to come to the Venetian Riviera without spending some time in Venice. You won't fail to be moved by the city's unique atmosphere, canals criss-crossed by bridges, palaces, piazzas and basilicas - and fantastic shopping! A ride in a gondola is memorable but expensive a tour on a water-bus is more reasonably priced.
If you fancy spending time away from the main resort, there's plenty more to see within easy reach. Follow romantically in the footsteps of Romeo and Juliet with a visit to Verona, discover Renaissance Florence or enjoy the dramatic scenery of the Dolomites and Lake Garda.
Combine sun, sea, sand and sightseeing. There's a great family atmosphere here in the summertime - if you're traveling as a couple you might prefer the slightly quieter (and cooled) months at the beginning and end of the summer.