The public beach at Lido offers different types of beach sports such as beach volleyball, beach soccer etc. Because the beach is rather big and long, there should be enough space for sports even during the crowded summer season.
Legend has it that in 1926 Henry Ford, President of the world famous Ford Motor Company of America was a guest at the exclusive Hotel Excelsior on the Lido; and included in his personal luggage was, naturally, his golf clubs and equipment, the sport of Golf being most popular in America, but yet virtually unknown in Italy.
Ford ‘s wish during his visit was to play golf, but was disillusioned to discover that no Golf Course existed in Venice. Count Giuseppe Volpi di Misurata who was the President of the "Italian Company of Grand Hotels" (C.I.G.A.) became immediately enthusiastic with the idea of constructing a golf course on the island of Venice-Lido......
The present structure of the course, considered generally to be one of the best in Europe, is due largely to the dedication, passion and competence of President Otti Croze, who also was for a long period of time a Vice President of the Italian Golf Federation.
The course is rich with trees of may species, including maritime pines, willows, poplars and mulberry. Being founded on dune land the course drainage is natural, and throughout the year is verdant and playable.