Lungomare delle Stelle
Jesolo’s Lungomare delle Stelle, also known as the Italian ‘Walk of Fame’, is a fascinating walkway along the seafront that is reminiscent of Hollywood’s famous ‘Walk of Fame’. Just like the famous Hollywood Walk of Fame, along Jesolo’s Promenade of the Stars you can find the handprints and autographs of illustrious personalities from the world of show business. This fascinating attraction pays homage to the celebrities who have visited Jesolo, creating a unique experience for visitors and allowing them to immerse themselves in the history and art of the artists who have left their mark on popular culture.
The first edition in 2001 saw the participation of the illustrious film actor Alberto Sordi. On 9 August, Sordi came to Jesolo to attend the inauguration ceremony of the “Lungomare Alberto Sordi” and leave his fingerprints and autograph on a cast exhibited at the Azienda di Promozione Turistica in Piazza Brescia 13 in Jesolo Lido. During a press conference, the actor recalled that he had been a guest in Jesolo forty years earlier during the filming of the movie ‘Venezia la luna e tu’ (1958, directed by Dino Risi) and that he had kept wonderful memories of the location.
In the second edition, in 2002, the world-famous actress Gina Lollobrigida was the guest star. The event, which took place on 8 August, was well attended by the public. Lollobrigida also left a cast of her hands and her autograph in Jesolo. In honour of the famous “bersagliera” of “Bread, Love and Fantasy” (1953, directed by Luigi Comencini), the parade that saw her starring through the streets of Jesolo was accompanied by the Jesolo Bersaglieri Fanfare.
In 2003, the third edition had as its guest the famous tenor Andrea Bocelli. On 11 August, like his predecessors, Bocelli attended the inauguration ceremony of the plaque dedicated to him, leaving a cast of his hands and his autograph. On the same evening, the singer gave the guests of Jesolo a magical moment, performing two songs from his repertoire.
2004 was the year of the wonderful and lovely Veneto soprano Katia Ricciarelli, known worldwide for her extraordinary vocal talents. On the evening of 3 August, in Piazza Aurora, Ricciarelli thrilled the audience with her liveliness and received lengthy applause from the numerous tourists present, dedicating some famous musical pieces to them.
In the following years, many other famous people have been dedicated a plaque. These include Carla Fracci, Mike Bongiorno, Lino Banfi, Mara Venier, Christian De Sica, Nancy Brilli, Sophia Loren, Umberto Veronesi, Alessandro Del Piero, Federica Pellegrini, the Pooh and Bebe Vio.