Lido Photos: Transportation
Alilaguna Linea Blu and Linea Rossa airport boats run between Marco Polo Airport and Venice San Marco with a stop at Lido Santa Maria Elisabetta (Lido S.M.E.).
Linea Rossa ("Red Line") is a seasonal line that operates from late April through October. It tends to be less crowded than the Blue Line, since it serves only one location in the city center.
ACTV Linea 17 car ferries arrive at the Lido San Nicolò ferry pier, north of the town center.
For more information about these traghetti, see our Venice-Lido Car Ferries article.
The Albergo Quattro Fontane, south of the Lido's main business district, is one of the few hotels that does have its own pier. Here, a porter watches guests leave after helping them from the hotel (which is a short distance away).
The five-star Hotel Excelsior doesn't just have a private pier--it has its own harbor, where boats that resemble large water taxis provide a shuttle service to Venice.
Motorized vehicles are legal on the Lido di Venezia. However, the island has no high-speed roads, so it's the perfect place for tiny, underpowered cars.
As you walk around the Lido, you'll see many vintage cars and trucks.
You'll also encounter canals and the occasional boathouse.
Next page: Lido photos: General scenes
Europe for Visitors (including
Venice for Visitors) with Cheryl
Imboden in 2001.
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