The--or simply the "Lido," in local parlance--is a barrier island that separates the Venetian Lagoon from the Adriatic Sea.
By vaporetto or public water bus, the Lido is only a few minutes from Venice's historic center, which makes it popular as a dormitory suburb of Venice and a summer resort for tourists.
As a visitor, you may find the Lido appealing for several reasons:
In the warmer months (say, from mid-May to mid-October), you may prefer theambiance of the Lido to the more crowded urban landscape of Venice's city center--especially if you're traveling with children who might appreciate a villa hotel with a large garden or a day at the beach.
you're arriving or departing by
(Alilaguna airport boats run frequently between Venice's Marco Polo Airport, the Lido, and the Marittima ship basin.)
In this 13-page guide, we'll cover the Lido's high points and offer advice on topics such as hotels, transportation, and what to do during your stay.
To get started, go to page 2, where we'll give you an overview of the Lido di Venezia and its location in the Venetian Lagoon. Or use the menu below:
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|Lido di Venezia - Introduction|
|Layout and orientation|
|Getting to the Lido|
|Lido to Venice by waterbus|
|Hotels: Lido's main street|
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|Beaches and recreation|
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