Lido, Venice – where romance meets art in a beautiful landscape

Venice is one of the most romantic and charming destinations of the world. Although, during the summer, the sultry weather and the crowded places make the city less attractive, especially for tourists looking for relaxing holidays. Lido of Venice is the perfect destination to combine beach holidays and cultural events. Lido is the beach of Venice: a long and narrow piece of land between the city of Venice and the Adriatic Sea.

It is very easy to get there: from the airport of Venice or the train station you can simply take a steamboat (Vaporetto) that will bring you to Lido in around 20 minutes.

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Vaporetto number 1 leaves every 10 minutes from the centre of Venice and the trip to the Lido takes around 15 minutes.  If you want to reach the Lido by car, you can take a ferry from Venice that will bring you there in 45 minutes.

TRAVEL TO LIDO, VENICE

  1. AIRPLANE to Venice Marco Polo Airport (airlines such as Monarch Airlines or British Airways flight there)
  2. WALK– Marco Polo, Venice Airport to S.  Zaccaria (Pieta) A (duration: 10 minutes)
  3. STEAM BOATFROM £5.40/5.60€/$6.30 – S.  Zaccaria (Pieta) A TO Lido (duration: 20 minutes)

If you do not have your own car, the easiest way to move around Lido is by bus, but it is also possible to rent a bike and enjoy a suggestive ride in the seafront.

TRAVEL IN LIDO, VENICE

  1. BUSFROM £1.15/1.80€/$2 (75 minutes of use)
  2. RENT A BIKEFROM £3/3.70€/$4.3/hour to £7/8.7€/$10/day (per 1 bike)

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Last summer I spent one amazing week in Lido of Venice, and, even if I’m from the north of Italy myself, the beauty of this place surprised me.

The Lido offers an amazing view of the city of Venice that is particularly beautiful at sunset. The atmosphere is very friendly and there are different places where you can relax and spend your time.

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Last summer I spent one amazing week in Lido of Venice, and, even if I’m from the north of Italy myself, the beauty of this place surprised me.

The Lido offers an amazing view of the city of Venice that is particularly beautiful at sunset. The atmosphere is very friendly and there are different places where you can relax and spend your time.

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I particularly like the Pachuka beach, situated in North area of Lido. This beach includes an open space with a special area designed for people who want to enjoy the sea with their dogs, called “Bau beach”. Pachuka restaurant offers wide range of Italian seafood and live music at evening time.

RESTAURANTS SUGGESTIONS:

  1. Ristorante Ai Murazzi – prices in average:£30/38€/$43
  2. Al Covoprices in average: £30/38€/$43

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Alberoni beach, situated in the opposite part of the Lido, is also very beautiful. This is the perfect place for swimming because of the clearness of the water: it is considered the best beach of Lido. At Alberoni beach is also possible to take part of different activities such as SUP (Stand Up Paddle), windsurf and kite surf.

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Another place I really like, especially for the happy hour, is the suggestive café at the airport Nicelli. Inside the small airport of Lido there is a lighting space designed to enjoy a 40s atmosphere while drinking a cocktail. If it’s your first time in the North of Italy I strongly suggest you to try Campari Spritz cocktail, a typical aperitif that Italian people use to drink before dinner.

Nicelli price/quality: £15/19€/$21

If you are at Venice Lido you must also try malcotti: characteristic soft bread that is perfect with Nutella.

  • The bread can be bought in pretty much all local bakeries. The cost is very similar to regular bread (about 40 pens each). Sofia suggests buying the Nutella at any grocery store and then take it to the beach for the best afternoon snack!

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Lido of Venice is not only famous for good food and nice beaches, but also for cultural reasons.

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Every year, from the end of August until the beginning of September, Lido of Venice hosts the Venice Film Festival, an international event that brings Hollywood celebrities to the Venetian lagoon. Last September I lived an amazing experience: seeing Johnny Depp during this glamorous event. I think that Lido of Venice is an underestimated holiday’s destination that offers a range of activities and wonderful places to visit.

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HOW TO GO TO THE VENICE FILM FESTIVAL

Usually people see the stars of the Venice film festival just from the outside of the theatre (you can see them walking on the red carpet, and they come close to you) but if you want to buy the ticket to see the film festival you can find them online and they cost around £40-£48/50-60€/$56-$68 (it depends on the seat and the time you book).

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Venice, Italy – take a note

With the carnival just around the corner what better city to write about but Venice? The famous city, in fact also known as “City of Masks”, is  located in the northeastern part of Italy is locate in a group of 118 small islands separated by canals and linked by bridges.

The name is derived from the ancient Veneti people who inhabited the region by the 10th century BC.

The city is sited in the Venetian Lagoon, between the mouths of the Po and the Piave Rivers. Venice is world famous for its architecture and its artwork that lay in a beautiful landscape to the canals. In fact the city is also known for its several important artistic movements, especially the Renaissance period. With a strong link to arts it was also the city where the musician Antonio Vivaldi was born.

The city in its entirety is listed as a World Heritage Site, along with its lagoon.

While in Venice make sure to try the cake Tiramisu, originally from Italy means in English “pick-me-up” (or “make me happy” if translated more provocative).

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Tomorrow Sofia Casotto, raise and born in Italy, gives us the best insights and suggestions on how to spend some unforgettable days in Venice. She choose to talk about Lido, a small island on the Venetian Lagoon where the Venice Film Festival takes places every September. Don’t miss out, after all who’s better for tips about the an Italian place than a genuine Italian?

“Last summer I spent one amazing week in Lido of Venice, and, even if I’m from the north of Italy myself, the beauty of this place surprised me.”

Sofia Casotto

Country: Italy

Country’s capital: Rome

Official language: Italian

Currency: Euro(£1 =1.41 euro)

Population: 264,579 inhabitants

Total area: 414.57 km2