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Aqualandia

Water slide © Wikimedia Commons
Water slide © Wikimedia Commons

On the Lido de Jesolo is Aqualandia, an extremely popular water and theme park that has been earning rave reviews from visitors to Italy. Aqualandia is situated on an island near Venice, and just strolling around the place and lounging on the beaches is an adventure. Much more than a water park, Aqualandia has something like 26 attractions, including one of the highest water slides in the world and one of Europe's highest bungee jumping towers. All the expected, tried and tested water park attractions can be found, as well as lots of extra entertainment. A huge central pool is the hub for swimming and relaxation on the many comfortable loungers, and there are some fun shows and music events as well as lots of restaurants and shops, and the popular Vanilla Club for those who want to party. There is plenty to entertain people of all ages. A fun day at a water park is a great treat for children and a nice break from traditional cultural sightseeing. All attractions, shows and activities are included in admission, except bungee jumping. In the peak summer period visitors should be prepared for long queues; it is best to arrive early to avoid a long line at the entrance.

Address: Via Buonarroti 15, Lido de Jesolo

Website: www.aqualandia.it

Transport: By car, exit the motorway before reaching Mestre; take the Mestre bypass toward the Marco Polo Airport. Continue along this road to Jesolo and follow the road signs to Lido di Jeselo. Signs to Aqualandia are displayed prominently.

Opening times: Opening dates and times vary seasonally, but when open the park is generally open between 10am and 6pm. Check website for details.