The land today surrounding Jesolo was once a lagoon constituted by many little islands: the biggest one named the Romans Equilium (hence the name Jesolo) because of the local tradition of horse breeding. The Romans occupied this land and « modernized » it by building roads, bridges, villages and through reclamation works. Thanks to its strategic position near to Venice, Jesolo has been a significant centre for the improvement of maritime trade in the northern Adriatic sea, and is still today one of the most renowned bathing places of Italy. The development and success of Jesolo as an international beach took place since the post-war times. The increase was really impressive. “They say that Jesolo dues its success to Venice, – wrote the journalist Dino Villani in 1958 – but I think this is not completely right. Who could not bear the costs of a stay at the Lido may have increased the number of guests in Jesolo, but could not offer such a big amount. The new guests, very many because of the spread of the habit of summer holidays and stays on the sea, often prefer a beautiful but not expensive place, where they can live free”. A beach for everybody, a coast extending for miles and miles, gradually getting deeper sea dephts.