Lido Travel Guide

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Lido Highlights

  • Pro
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     An alternative Venice, Beaches, Open spaces, link to the mainland fishing town of Chioggia 

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     All of a sudden, you have to watch for autos again! 

  • In a nutshell
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     Sweet escape from Venice 

Lido Things to Do

  • A seaside resort.

    Half way of the 20th century, the Lido became a seaside resort and therefore the main attraction for many to the Lido is the famous beach, which is frquently mentioned in many publications (mainly Venetian) as one of the most beautiful beaches in the world. We didn't agree with that as the public beach was not well-maintained and was covered in...

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  • 12 km long and the main land barrier.

    The island of Lido is 12 kilometers long and forms the main land barrier between the city of Venice and the open sea. For many years a succession of Doges made their way out to the shallow waters of the Lido to celebrate the Ceremony of Venice's marriage to the sea by dropping a ring into the waters.We had a great walk via Gran Viale Santa Maria...

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  • Death in Venice!! Hotel Des Bains

    After watching the film Death in Venice a couple of times, I was curious to check out the hotel where the film was set on Lido. I'd visited Venice a few times, but hadn't ventured to Lido, until my visit at Christmas 2009. I was quite disappointed to find that the hotel- Des Bains was boarded up, and the beach in front of it was in the process of...

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  • Santa Maria Elisabetta

    Via Santa Maria Elisabetta is the main street of Isola de Lido, all the main activity of the island is concentrate it here. You can find all kind of restaurants, bars, gelaterias, supermarkets, souvenirs shops, etc. Is very nice for a walk until the end of the street where is the sea promenade and the beach, if you want to swimn or sunbathing.**Via...

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  • Lido Beach

    First place we visited after leaving the luggage in our room was the beach, we found information about lido beach and all that it says was good, we arrived late about 8 in the evening it was very quiet, some people walking and few ones enjoying the water of the adriatic sea. We went again on friday afternoon and this time was full of people, the...

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  • Shells on Lido Beach

    There are lots of sea shells on the public beach at Lido, and you can actually take a few beautiful ones home as sourvenirs. However, do be carefully of walking barefoot on the beach because of these shells :)

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  • Public Beach (Part 3)

    There is a elevated walkway connected to the entrance to the public beach at Lido, and this will lead all the way to the sea area. The views of the beach, sea and surrounding areas from this walkway are very good, and it can be very windy here.

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  • Public Beach (Part 2)

    There will be lots of people at the public beach during the hot summer season, so be prepared for the crowds. Besides sun-tanning and swimming, there are beach sports such as beach volleyball, beach soccer, leg paddling boats etc here. Personally, I think that the sand on this beach is not so good because it is rather rough with lots of shells....

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  • Public Beach (Part 1)

    Many people visiting Venice may not know about the long stretch of beach at Lido, or simply do not have enough time to visit. If you have the time, you can come down to the beach (see my transportation tips on how to get to Lido). Once you arrive by the vaporetto (water bus), simply follow the crowd and walk along Gran Viale Santa Maria Elisabella,...

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Lido Hotels

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  • Hotel Rivamare

    Lungomare Marconi, 44, Venice, Veneto, 30126, Italy

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

    Hotel Class 2.5 out of 5 stars

  • Hotel Arizona

    Via Padova, 42, Jesolo Lido, Veneto, 30016, Italy

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

  • Hotel Des Bains

    Lungomare Marconi 17, Venice, Veneto, 30126, Italy

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Couples

    Hotel Class 4 out of 5 stars

Lido Restaurants

  • Great pizza!

    We left the beach via the Excelsior Hotel, a great example of a hotel built in art-deco style. It really overlooks the beach and sea. Finally we walked all the way back to the south part of the island. We passed by "Forte di San Nicolo" and "Forte die Sant", two 16th century fortresses. Besides that we had a look at the Jewish Cementery, with its...

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  • A lively place for locals to meet

    I walked past this place late morning on 26th December-Boxing Day to me, Santo Stefano for most of those gathered in and outside. I enjoyed my glimpse of their 'celebrations', but wandered past-returning later, when the groups of families and friends had dissipated.. It took me a while to get myself sorted here-there was a cafe area inside, where I...

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  • Good food

    On Via Santa Maria Elisabetta you´ll find many restaurants and locals where you can have a nice meal for a good price. If you want to take the food to the hotel there are too, we found this one in Santa Maria Elisabetta and the food was very good.**En Via Santa Maria Elisabetta encontrarás bastantes restaurantes y locales en los que puedes comer...

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  • Ice Cream

    When you are at Lido especially during the hot summer season, eating ice cream will be a heavenly delight. There are many shops selling ice cream along Gran Viale Santa Maria Elisabella, the main street of Lido from the vaporetto (water bus) station to the public beach area. There are lots of flavours to choose, and the cheapest ice cream is $1...

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  • Restaurant, pubs and entertainment

    If you are looking for restaurants, pubs and entertainment while at Lido, then the best place would be along Gran Viale Santa Maria Elisabella, the main and most popular street in Lido. It is very easy to locate this street because it is just next to the vaporetto (water bus) station at Lido, you just need to see where the crowds are going and just...

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  • Garden dining & good food

    Walking along Lido town, I came across Ristorante Parco delle Rose and it caught my attention because it had a beautiful garden and you can dine under a canopy or under the trees. The service was quick and selection of dishes on the menu was what you'd expect from a local restaurant. A small stone walkway in between flower bushes leads you to the...

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Lido Transportation

  • Vaporetto

    The best way to reach Lido is using the vaporetto, the boat service used in the lagun of Venice. There are few vaporetto lines that goes to Isola di Lido, num 52 is very good because it takes 35 minutes if you go to Santa Lucia Train Station and 10 minutes to Piazza San Marcos. Line number 1 is ok too but is allways crowed of tourist because is the...

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  • Leg paddling boats

    When my wife and I were at the public beach of Lido, we saw many leg paddling boats on the beach, but none were in the sea (maybe the waves were strong on that day). I think you can actually rent one of these boats and have fun on the sea, but you need to check the prices firsy (perhaps the best way is to ask the lifeguards as the lifeguard station...

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  • Bicycles

    When you are walking along Gran Viale Santa Maria Elisbetta (the main street of Lido linking the vaporetto (water bus) station to the public beach, you will come across a bicycle rental shop as shown in the photo. The bicycles here can seat 2 people and rather interesting with even a roof attached. You can consider taking a ride on one of these...

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Lido Local Customs

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    Two round pins system.

    by Jerelis Written May 1, 2012

    Maybe it sounds a bit weird, but as an experience traveler I know that you every now and then need this kind of information in advance: electricity in Italy is 230 Volts, alternating at 50 cycles per second. If you travel to Italy with a device that does not accept 230 Volts at 50 Hertz, you will need a voltage converter.

    There are three main types of voltage converter. Resistor-network converters will usually be advertised as supporting something like 50-1600 Watts. They are light-weight and support high-wattage electrical appliances like hair dryers and irons. However, they can only be used for short periods of time and are not ideal for digital devices. Some companies sell combination converters that include both a resistor network and a transformer in the same package. This kind of converter will usually come with a switch that switches between the two modes. If you absolutely need both types of converter, then this is the type to buy.

    Outlets in Italy generally accept 1 type of plug: Two round pins (see the picture). If your appliances plug has a different shape, you may need a plug adapter. Depending on how much you plan to travel in the future, it may be worthwhile to get a combination voltage converter and plug adapter.

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Lido Warnings and Dangers

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    Lifeguard at Lido beach, Italy 1 more image

    by victorwkf Written Aug 3, 2007

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    Similar to all other beaches worldwide, you and your family needs to take precaution while at the public beach of Lido. There are lifeguards around, but you need to take note that the waves of the Adriatic Sea can be very strong and the water off Lido beach is not very clean and clear. Also, the sand on the beach has lots of shells, so take note if you are walking barefoot.

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Lido What to Pack

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    Here we go ...

    by Jerelis Written May 1, 2012

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    Luggage and bags: * Map and guidebook;
    * Crackers;
    * 2 Liter of water;
    * Fruit / power bars.

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: * Hiking boots;
    * 1 extra t-shirt;
    * Shorts with many pockets;
    * Sunglasses;
    * Fleece type jacket;
    * Hat / cap;
    * Raincoat.

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: * Lip balm;
    * (Neck) sunblock;
    * Band-aids.

    Photo Equipment: * Camera and lots of films!
    * Filter;
    * Extra batteries;
    * Lens 210 mm.

    Miscellaneous: * Binocular;
    * Compass.

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    • Hiking and Walking
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Lido Off The Beaten Path

  • Malamocco

    A short stop can be made in Malamocco, a historic village that, before the foundation of Venice, was chosen as capital of the Venetian State. It has long since lost its former glory but on the church square, don't miss the fifteenth-century Gothic buildings that include the praetorian palace and the church of Santa Maria Assunta.

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  • Lido Venice & Brief History

    The name of Lido island comes from "Litus" (meaning both shore and entrance, harbor). it always belonged to venice and most times protected the historical city from the fury of sea an the menacing enemies' ships. This is why the island was often used for military purposes, for instance during the Turks invasions. Among the historical events with...

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  • Lido Island

    Besides being so close to Venice, the island of Lido has always acted as a link with the long chain of islands dividing the Adriatic Sea from the Lagoon: it is a narrow strip of land squeezed between two different water systems, making the island an excellent, healthful place to stay. During his sojourns in Venice in the 1820, Lord Byron would come...

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Lido Sports & Outdoors

  • Beach sports at Lido Beach

    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.

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  • Golf Club Lido Venice

    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...

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  • Reaching the Adriatic Sea

    One of the significant moments of my honeymoon in Europe (June 2007) is to finally reach the Adriatic Sea at Lido beach. My wife and I started our honeymoon in Vienna where we experience the history and architecture of this great city, then to Salzburg and the Austrian Alps area to experience the mountains, waterfalls, valleys etc of Europe, then...

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  • Great views of Venice on vaporetto ride

    When you are going from Lido to Venice via the vaporetto (water bus), you will get to see very good views of the Venetian lagoon, especially the beautiful buildings and architecture of Venice as the vaporetto approaches the island. Get your camera ready, and you can go up to the standing area of the vaporetto to take your photos because there is...

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  • A brief history of Lido

    The name of Lido island comes from "Litus" (meaning both shore and entrance, harbor). it always belonged to venice and most times protected the historical city from the fury of sea an the menacing enemies' ships. This is why the island was often used for military purposes, for instance during the Turks invasions. Among the historical events with...

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