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.
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There are cars and buses here so remember to cross roads carefully. If coming by the number 1 non summer schedule from piazzale Roma over an hour, San Zaccaria 20 minutes. If in the summer number 2... more »
If you have a spare 1/2 day, take the vaporetto to Lido and walk the main strip to the beach at the other end Stop by for a drink and bite to eat....lovely lifestyle more »
Amazing and peaceful island. Easy public transport service to Venice and near islands.
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