TOWN OF JESOLO IN THE VENICE PROVINCE
Jesolo (or Iesolo) is a 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 on the Adriatic Sea between the rivers Sile and Piave. The urbanized area lies on an island of sorts, bordered 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. Today the city's economy is mostly based on tourism. Jesolo is a famous seaside resort thanks to its abundant holiday facilities and its 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.