Palazzo della Mostra del Cinema
A seaside Fascist monument, this rigid airport-terminal structure seems as ill-suited to the playboy Lido as a woolly bathing suit. And...
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...
Ah, this is Lido living: celeb-spotting and cocktails on a historic 1900 stile liberty (Liberty style) veranda elegantly secluded by...
While others tan the middle of the day away, foodies head for a leisurely lunch at this canalside restaurant. The menu focuses on simply...
The Lido 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 northern end of the island (and the vaporetto stops), you will pay a small fortune (up to €10 for a sun-lounger) 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.