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"Private Tour: San Polo Walking Tour - Merchants
"Private Tour: San Polo Walking Tour - Merchants Courtesans and Painters""In a city where west met the east exotic items like silk and oriental spices were traded along with copper and wood. Many of the courtesans lived in sumptuous apartments and were accomplished musicians and brilliant conversationalists. They were even secretly used as spies for the state.The second part of this tour allows you to admire the Gothic Frari church which dwarfs the eastern section of San Polo. Built by Franciscans in around 1250 it is one of the city's largest places of worship. You will admire its striking interior
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Skip the Line: Best of Venice Private Tour Including San Marco Doges' Palace and Gondola Ride
"See the very best Venice has to offers in one day private walking tour. Explore historic sites including an extended visit to St Mark’s Basilica with our very knowledgeable English-speaking guide. No queuing and VIP treatment all the way with this exclusive package. You will be immersed in Venetian culture as you meander through Venice perhaps Venice’s most famous landmark. Here you can admire the magnificence of the Doge’s Palace and with 'skip-the-line' tickets you will soon be inside discovering the beautiful ceilings with frescoes by Tintoretto and walls adorned with paintings by V Venice’s famous lover and writer was imprisoned in one of the palace attics before managing to escape? Next is the highlight of the tour; the spectacular Basilica San Marco. The guide will point out how eastern architecture and western design have come together to create the Basi some made in the city and others plundered during the crusades. Of particular interest are the 11th century mosaics some of the few treasures that have survived the Basilica’s floods and fires over the centuries. This carefully designed guided tour includes many other famous sites includingCampo San Giovanni e Paolo
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Venice Like a Local: Private Walking Tour
"A secret walking tour that will allow you to know the best preserved and authentic face of the city: narrow streets and canals beautiful squares and churches.Discover the areas of the city less frequented by the bustle of tourists and experience the authentic Venice following routes more peculiar than the classic tourist tours. There are numerous examples of places that bridges and facades.The tour departs from the top middle section of Rialto Bridge and explore the secret spots of Rialto and San Polo area. The route can be customised according to your personal wishes."""Discover the authenticity of Venice and visit those hidden pathways and secret spots like a local. Explore the city's streets during this 2-hours walking tour with the help of knowledgeable local guide.title=Highlights&1=%3Cp%3E2-hour+private+walking+tour+of+Venice%3C%2Fp%3E&2=%3Cp%3ESee+the+hidden+side+of+Venice+only+locals+know%3C%2Fp%3E&3=%3Cp%3EGet+away+from+the+crowds+to+see+authentic+Venice%3C%2Fp%3E&4=%3Cp%3EChoose+a+morning+or+afternoon+tour%3C%""
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Lido di Venezia Tips (27)

War Memorial

After seeing the similarities between Venice and Murano, I was expecting something alike in Lido.

What a surprise! Lido is a modern continental neighbourhood, more Mestre than Venice. Even the unique monument I could see in the island was modern and absolutely different from Venice.

Built after WW1, this temple is clearly seen when we approach in the vaporetto.

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solopes
Mar 31, 2016

Lido beach

I know the rules: Never, but never, make a final idea of a beach in winter. So, this was only a first impression: thin but dark sand, wide beaches and empty restaurants and stalls.

I shouldn’t have gone to Lido in winter! It left me with no intention to return in summer. And I KNOW that in summer, it will be totally different.

Two weeks later I had a dinner with a couple of Canadian VTers in Nazaré. Winter in Nazaré! What a difference… But I will check Lido in summer!

Well... almost!
I didn't return to Lido (yet), but I spent a week in summer in a beach close to it, being almost its continuation - Lignano Sabbiadoro. It's different... as expected, and as I describe in Lignano page.

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solopes
Mar 31, 2016

Lido Venice hotel reservation

I´ve booked an Hotel direct on lidodivenezia.it, because I´ve found a loto of informations about lido di Venezia there. there are calendars of events, concerts, theatre and local holidays.
There are many hotels listed here, I´ve choosed for Villa Edera because is very close to Vaporetti, the place to ship to Venice, in just 10 minutes.
Lido is a very beautiful island, green, a long beach and good restaurants.

vismay99
Aug 05, 2009

Great escape from Venice

Just a few minutes by vaporetto from Venice Island, Lido Island is an 18km long stretch of land and it's a great excursion if you've had your share of historic buildings and want to see some greenery.

From the first moment I stepped into Lido , I can see that it is completely different. First, the buildings are modern and there are public buses on the streets. Trees and rosebushes line the streets and makes a good change from all the cobble streets, bridges and close alleyways

Hotels and restaurants here are also less expensive and provide better value. Summer is a popular time for Venetians and Italians because of the beaches. I might want to stay here the next time I visit Venice :-)

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Jun 10, 2007
 
 
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Lido de Jesolo

Dont be disappointed with the color of the water because the new part of the city is situated in the part of Lide in front of the city.You can reach easily by boats 35-45 minutes to the lido
and you can enjoy the Adriatic sea and wonderful beaches.

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traveloturc
Jul 27, 2006

The Lido

If the crowds in Venice get too much, jump on a ferry and take the 15 minute trip across the Lagoon to the Lido. We stayed here during our holiday and its peace provided a welcome contrast to the crowds over the water.

From the ferry terminal it is no more than a 15 minute walk down the main street to the beach. On the way you will pass stunning examples of art deco architecture such as the tiled facade of this hotel, which reminds you that at the beginning of the 20th century, the Venetian Lido was the place to spend your summers. The Grand Hotel des Bains, which featured in the film 'Death in Venice' overlooks the beach. The beach itself isn't very nice though.

You can hire bicycles for an afternoon to explore the island further, perhaps going down the seafront to see the area where the Venice Film Festival is held. The cafes along the main road are quite reasonably priced should you work up a thirst!

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Rachael71
Jul 23, 2005

Lido - More than just the beach!

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 16th and 17th century tomb-stones. Finally we once again ended up at Grand Viale Santa Maria Elisabetta and enjoyed a great pizza!

We enjoyed our visit to the Lido and do remember that there's much more than just the beach!

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Jerelis
Jun 24, 2005

Lido - 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 litter from some of the locals and tourists that used the beach and the water was also very polluted!

The Lido is at its most popular during the first week of September when it hosts the famous Venetian film festival. During this time the whole island is besieged by Hollywood, film-makers and press from around the globe.

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Jun 24, 2005
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"Wandering around Venice with Suvanki"
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"Amore eterno per Venezia la Serenissima :-)"
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Lido - 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 Elisabetta all across the island and ended up at the famous beach. We passed The Grand Hotel des Bains. This hotel is Built in 1900 and was remodeled in 1989. It’s set in the heart of a lush centuries old park. We learned that it has been partially restructured In 1989, but respecting its original layout and its period decorations. The hotel still retains the essence of its Belle Epoque Style with extraordinary wrought iron balustrades. Besides that it has elegant facades and palladian inspired colonades.

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Jerelis
Jun 24, 2005

The Lido...

I decided to go to The Lido which is a land barrier between the lagoon & the Adriatic Sea.
This is also a fashionable seaside resort if you are happen to be in Venice.
We can reach here by vaporetto :
No: 1, 6, 14, 52 or 82.
My photo is showing just after I got of from the vaporetto & walking along the main street in Lido. The sights are just pretty different than in Venice...

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coceng
Feb 24, 2005

Lido

Hotels aplenty on Lido. Expensive too. Cater for families & lovers who think Venice is too historical & romantic to be in.
This area is good for stroll-by because the sights are just different than in Venice itself.

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coceng
Feb 24, 2005

Lido

We could see cars & buses on this island. How do they get on here, I forgot to ask. Anybody can explain ?
If you could bring one, do so, maybe this could give you a chance to wander the uncharted spots.
Here on Lido, there are many shady spots so unlike Venice itself which is fill with people, canals, gondolas etc.

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coceng
Feb 24, 2005

Things to Do Near Venice

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San Polo District - Sestiere San Polo

The church of San Giulian, commonly called San Zulian in Venetian dialect, is situated on the Merceria, the main shopping street of Venice. Originally it is structure from the 9th century but...
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Ca' Pesaro

This is one of the many museums in Venice. Ca'Pesaro is the International Gallery of Modern Art and Oriental Art Museum in Venice (although I was not so much intrigued by their oriental collection...
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Canal Grande

this will be my pictures foe the night view of the grand canal The Grand Canal is the main artery of Venice that splits the city rougly into two halves and of which 4 bridges cross the grand canal at...
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Campo Santa Margherita

Piazzas are the happening centers here and there throughout the city. Some have less activity than others. This one was quite busy. I think because it was near the schools for the kids. We noticed...
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Palazzo Grassi

The "Punta della Dogana" building has now been restored by the French billionaire François Pinault. A new museum opened on June 6, 2009 as new centre of contemporary art displaying artists from the...
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Ca' Rezzonico

The baroque palazzo Ca' Rezzonico at the Canale Grande - with its striking facade of white marble - is one of the finest examples of Venice city palaces now open to the public. It was built in the...
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