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Jesolo was already inhabited in Roman times and had the name of Equilium. The name varied from Equilio, Exulo, Iesulo, Giesolo and Jexollo, until the mid-16th century when it took the name of Cavazuccherina, due to the excavation of the old Zuccherina Quarry. The village became a municipality on 22nd December 1807 when Napoleon I, King of Italy, established it. On the 18th August 1930 the village took the name of Jesolo, thanks to a decree by King Victor Emanuel.
It was not until 1984 that Jesolo was given the title of “City”, as a result of a decree by the President of the Republic at the time, Sandro Pertini, “To recognise and reward the dedication of the people of Jesolo to the economic and social life of the area”. One of the first hotels was Hotel Aurora, which was built in 1928.