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 Venice trip itinerary maker tool makes visiting Lido and other Venice 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 »
Amazing and peaceful island. Easy public transport service to Venice and near islands.
Amazing, beautiful, magical. Just perfect!
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