Shopping on the Lido
For much of the year, the Lido is a dormitory suburb of Venice. Shops and services are geared mostly to locals, and you'll find a much wider variety of shops in Venice than on the Lido.
Still, if you're in a shopping mood, you'll find a reasonable assortment of boutiques (along with a handful of souvenir shops) on the island's main business street, the.
Another shopping street is the, which starts off as a pedestrian zone to the right of the Gran Viale as you walk inland from the Lido S.M.E. waterbus station. On Saturdays, vendors set up stalls along the street and under a shelter on the Via Vettor Pisani, across a canal from the Via Lepanto.
If you need to wash clothes, follow the Via Lepanto a few blocks until you reach a laundromat on the left side of the street. (The lavanderia is on the ground floor of a modern apartment building with a façade of stone blocks. Rates aren't cheap, but they do include detergent and fabric softener.)
For outdoor markets, try at Via Falcier on the Lagoon side of the Lido, near the sports fields. It's open on Fridays from 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. On Tuesdays, a with both food and non-food items operates in the same location from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m., a.k.a. Il Mercato del Contadino, on the Riva di Corinto
During the warmer months, you can buy swimwear and other beach-related items in a shop at the Lido's public bathhouse.
Do you need to load up on picnic supplies, stock the kitchen of a self-catering apartment, or buy pesto and pasta for the folks back home? Try the Lido Restaurants and Food page) and , a deli, bakery, and confectioner that offers a wide assortment of food gifts. Rizzo also has a café next to its shop on the Gran Viale Santa Maria Elisabetta, not far from the waterbus station.(see our
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