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Lido, Venice

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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. Put Lido at the forefront of your travel plans using our Venice trip itinerary builder.
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Where to stay in Venice

Save money and avoid tourist crowds by booking your accommodation outside the historical center of Venice. Central Venice is full of picturesque canals and narrow lanes, but it is also extremely noisy and hectic throughout the day and late into the night. You can explore the ancient city's charms at your own pace by staying at a comfortable B&B or small hotel located in the city's residential suburbs. To stay close to the finest beaches and restaurants, check into a hotel on the island of Lido, the city's famous seaside resort.
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  • Being all vaporettoed out in the most beautiful city of Venice, we decided to give the legs a break.So we packed up for the beach. We left Canareggio, my favourite area in Venice, the old Jewish neigh...  more »
  • Interesting part of the Venice trip but the beach was a mess - disappointing. Great watching the sunset behnd the Venice from the bar on Lido  more »
  • Hop on hop off tour, we bought a day ticket on the vaporetto and we stopped here for a short while, totally different to Venice, would be good to hire a bike and spend the afternoon here.  more »