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The site of the Venice Film Festival, Lido runs 11 km (7 mi) along northern Italy but is separated from the mainland by a strip of water. The sandbar island is home to 20,000 Venetian residents and a handful of casinos and hotels. Many of the hotels are near a wide beach along the Adriatic Sea. This spot inspired Thomas Mann's novel "Death in Venice." The sandbar, now a tourist haven, once was home to the doge of Venice, as well as to one of the first settlements in the region. Check out British traveler writer Robin Saikia's history of the island in "The Venice Lido" for a comprehensive overview of the island's history. Our Lido di Venezia trip itinerary maker tool makes visiting Lido and other Lido di Venezia attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
A relaxation day to give our feet a rest from all the sightseeing! A water taxi to the lido & an easy 10 minute walk to the beach. We had the option of the free public beach or to pay €18 for two... more »
We visited the free beach area of Lido - there is plenty of space, options to rent umbrellas, there are lots of logs you are able to sit on. The water is lovely and warm to paddle and swim in... more »
Lido itself is a sweet town but if you are going for the beach, avoid Les Bains. They will try to charge you 45 Euros for one sunbed and umbrella. The woman I dealt with was so rude I just walked... more »
Amazing and peaceful island. Easy public transport service to Venice and near islands.
Amazing, beautiful, magical. Just perfect!
If you have only one day to spend in Venice this might not be a good a idea, but if you have a few days in the area and you feel like you want "something different", then I'd advise you to come to Venice Lido. It has very different atmosphere, feels more like a holiday resort at the sea with palms and beaches (and no canals). Adriatic side of the island has huge sandy public beaches (free), the water is calm and clean, it takes 15-20 minutes and a nice walk to get there by foot from the vaporetto station. In September Lido di Venezia is home to the Venice International Film Festival.
OK OK OK---please do NOT try to tell me that this is NOT some kind of magical mystery tour!! We were coming toward the end of the most wonderful amazing trip ever, when--from Venice (of all places on planet Earth)--we decide to go to the beach! We get ourselves to Lido di Venezia and there on the beach is one of our favorite families ever..who had moved back to Tokyo the year before! Umm...Thank you, God!
The lido (beach part) was an easy walk (20-30 mins)from the waterbus stop. We got to Blue Moon beach and saw the eye watering entry price (€18 per person, towels etc could be I think but someone else may be able to verify) and decided to follow the free beach signs instead. At the free beach there was a desk for towel, chairs and parasol hire. There were 6 of us (4 adults and 2 small children) so we asked for 2 parasols and 5 or 6 chairs. We were told no we were t allowed two parasols and no we weren’t allowed that many chairs. When we asked why she didn’t explain and shrugged us off even though we were paying for all of this with the steep deposits. We had to negotiate just to get one parasol and three chairs. It was such a hot day and we didn’t have a great time as most of us adults sat in the blazing sun with not much shade. For the price we paid to use the facilities here (toilets and changing room use cost extra) and the inconvenience we did think we should have paid to go to Blue Moon as at least we would have got everything we needed by paying and it probably wasn’t much different in price. The beach was also less packed. Otherwise the beach was clean and the water was really warm. The kids had a great time in the water and in the (very hot) sand.
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