History of Jesolo

Jesolo... centuries of history in one name...

It began as a little Roman village under the domination of Altino with the name of “Equilio”, due to the horse breeders in the area. It was a strategic point for Venetian commerce on land and was established as a municipality by Napoleon I on 22.12.1807 with the name of “Cavazuccherina”, which became Jesolo only in 1930 by royal decree of the king at the time, Victor Emanuel III.

In the early 20th century, the Jesolo area was the subject of important land reclamation, which made it ripe for the birth of tourism.

Jesolo, which was affected by both World Wars, was first part of the defensive front created by the Italian army to stop the Austro-Hungarian advance towards Venice and then – from 1943 to 1945 – was occupied by German troops. The remains of forts and trenches can still be found across the coastline and inland area.

Another event showed the town’s ability to face difficulties – the flood of 1966. The water submerged large areas of Jesolo town and the Lido, including the site of the TERMINI Beach Hotel & Suites, which had been built just a few years earlier and, surrounded by the waters of high seas for days, risked collapsing. These are unforgettable moments that are impressed upon the minds of those who experienced them.

Jesolo was soon on its feet again and experienced years of an economic and tourism boom, becoming a favourite destination for showbiz and sports personalities.

The 1990s saw an important urban renewal project in Jesolo, by the internationally famous Japanese architect, Kenzo Tange. This was the turning point towards an ultra-modern image and function for Jesolo.

Once there was a village, a deserted beach, a natural paradise washed by the waves of the Adriatic sea. Now there is an avant-garde resort, with skyscrapers that reflect the sky, full of colour and lights, but with the same unique sea and golden sand as always at its heart.

Jesolo, a resort immersed in nature.


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