Monday, August 24, 2015

Jesolo Lido

 Almost 2 years ago I wrote one of the first posts on my blog about the most popular North - Eastern's coast in Italy – Lido di Jesolo (Venice). This summer I was in Jesolo for more than 2 weeks.

For those who're saying one cannot go alone on the beach and not get bored or feeling lonely, well it's not true.. I spent the most of the time alone and it was amazing. I remember that last peaceful week with such a nostalgy. 
Imagine you wake up by the sound of the waves, you jump out of bed and run to the terrace and admire the wonderful sunny day, the sea, the beach, you have your breakfast while enjoying the amazing view, then you go on the beach and there you have everything you need for a perfect day: sand, sea, sun, relaxe, a book, music...a lot of music, magazines, cold drinks, more sun, the sound of the waves which brings you peace...just what you need...

and let's not forget about the walks on the beach, the breathe taking sunrises and colorful twilights, sea view, night walks on the beach, mm I wanna go back in time..
As I said in my previous post, there are a lot of things you can do in Jesolo and now there are even more. What's new ? A corn labirinth, a sightseeing bus and a ferris wheel.
And of course there's still the 13km long street with shops, restaurants, bars and everything you want.
This year I saw the sand sculptures, but I missed the air extreme show and a concert which I wanted to see that was a 3 minutes walk from where I was staying..Well that's just me ..- being me.
Sand Nativity 2015

Every year there's a theme for this festival. This year the theme is 'The war'

How it's done:
A pound-up is a specifically engineered solid block of sand created with hand or power tampers by compacting wet sand into containment forms. This will render a mass of solid and densely packed snad inside the forms. From this solid block a snad sculpture is carved, as the forms are removed in sequence from the top of the pound-up, down. All forms are removed in the final process and nothing remains except a densely packed mass of sand and water that has been sculpted into the finished artwork.

Amazing and hertbreaking.. Isn't it? and than there's the thought of how much work! but it's so beautiful..
I have a new friend, Zooga 
vintge gelato truck
colorful bike racks in Piazza Nember
If you happen to be in Jesolo, don't miss the aperitive at Capanina beach

 And a more simply type of 'sand sculpture' :


  1. We're off to Venice in a few weeks and haven't decided what to do yet, the idea of a a bit of beach to catch the last of the summer sounds perfect! Love those sand sculptures, so much work and dedication! Thanks for the inspiration!

    1. I went from Jesolo to Venice, a dailly ticket (with return) costed 20 euros with the bus + ferry boat since I love ferries..:)
      And if you're going to Venice just make sure you don't miss BURANO
      And when you're here, if you need help, or just want to drink something just let me know I live 1 hour away ;)

  2. I love those sand sculptures! These are beautiful photographs. Europe is definitely on my list - but for now Asia and Oceana are on my list. This post definitely made me want to go exploring ASAP. Thanks for sharing!

    1. Thank you!
      If you'll come to Italy (the Northern part) let me know, we can meet and share travel experiences since I wasn't in Asia... :)

  3. I love the sand sculptures! This place looks like so much fun :)
    Simone x | The Aussie Flashpacker

  4. Those solid sand art are awesome! Love this post. You photographed them very well. Thanks for the inspiration!

  5. Lovely place, that sand art is amazing too. I visited here when I was around about 5 or 6. I don't remember much apart from getting lost on the beach and the police having to look for me! Maybe we should go back!

    1. ahahaa well I'm sure you won't get lost this time if you'll come :))