The history of Jesolo is closely linked to that of Venice, as heir to the ancient lagoon city of Equilio, one of the founders of the lagoon league that would later lead to the birth of the Serenissima. The territory of Jesolo extends along the Venetian coast, on a flat area overlooking the Adriatic Sea and bordered by the Venetian Lagoon and the rivers Sile and Piave. Jesolo boasts what is known as the longest pedestrian island in Europe. The shopping street is populated by over 1200 shops, restaurants, bars and clubs. The long beach of Jesolo stretches for 15 kilometres between the port of Piave Vecchia and the characteristic port of Cortellazzo, passing through the shady pine forest.