Lido di Venezia
Surf Club Venezia
Between June and mid-September ISA and IKO qualified instructors are out on the beach nurturing Venetian surfer dudes and teaching the...
Palazzo della Mostra del Cinema
Eugenio Miozzi’s rigid, Rationalist ‘Palace of Cinema’ seems as ill-suited to the playboy Lido as a woolly bathing suit. But its severe...
Monastero di San Lazzaro degli Armeni
Tours start in the glittering church and are conducted by multilingual monks, who amply demonstrate the order’s reputation for...
With its sexy baroque curves, stately porticos and exuberant sunburst demilune above the front door, the Lion’s Bar is the Lido’s most...
Located in the old Lido fish market, al Mercà is popular with students who come for the abundant cicheti , outdoor seating and...
Lido di Venezia information
The main draw here is the beach, but the water can be polluted and the public areas are often unkempt. Some of the beaches at the southern end of the island, such as those at Alberoni, are an exception. If you want to stay closer to the vaporetto stops, you'll pay about €10 to hire a chair and umbrella in the more easily accessible and cleaner areas of the beach.
The Lido became a fashionable seaside resort around the late 19th century and its more glorious days are depicted (in admittedly melancholy fashion) in Thomas Mann's novel Death in Venice .