Jesolo green route
Starting from Piazza I Maggio, in the centre of Jesolo Paese, the itinerary follows Via Drago Jesolo going up along the right bank of the river Sile and leaving behind the built-up area. From here on the natural element prevails over everything else: flora and fauna lend themselves to nature lovers and photography enthusiasts, while side roads allow you to explore the nature of the place. The most panoramic part of the itinerary is reached by taking Via Lio Maggiore, the dirt road that starts across from Torre del Caligo, a small, early medieval fort of which today only the base remains. In this way you venture into lagoon of Venice for more than 7 km until you reach a panoramic tower for a 360° view of the lagoon valleys: Valle Drago Jesolo, Valle Fossé and Valle Cavallino on the left, Valle Grassabò and Valle Lio Maggiore on the right. Going back inland, continue to follow the course of the Sile backwards to Santa Maria di Piave, where you can cross the river thanks to a cycle-pedestrian bridge. From here it is possible to head again towards Jesolo along the left bank of the river.
Barene (sandbars) are dry land strips within or close to the lagoon that border with the brackish water and they are the ideal environment for the growth of Limonium, commonly known as “fiorella di barena” (sea lavander or marsh-rosemary).
Salt marsh honey derives from its flowers and its unique taste (sweet at first, then salty and balsamic, with a final bitter note) is due to the effect of brackish waters.
With a little detour from Jesolo Paese, you can reach the archaeological area “Antiche Mura” (Ancient Walls): it preserves the remains of the medieval cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta ad Equilium (XI century) and theEarly Christian building dedicated to San Mauro (V century), which was part of a larger monastic complex that has not yet been excavated.
The finds from the archaeological site are kept in the Tiepolo Room of the Tourist Info Office of Jesolo Lido, accessible upon prior reservation.
|RIDE:||MTB or city bike with resistant tyres|
|SUGGESTED PERIOD:||Spring or at sunset|
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Medium-easy in difficulty