Attractions

Top Choice Church in Giudecca, Lido & the Southern Islands

Chiesa di San Giorgio Maggiore

Solar eclipses are only marginally more dazzling than Palladio's white Istrian stone facade at this abbey church. Begun in 1565 and completed in 1610, it owes more to ancient Roman temples than the bombastic baroque…
Top Choice Cultural Centre in Giudecca, Lido & the Southern Islands

Fondazione Giorgio Cini

In 1951, industrialist and art patron Vittorio Cini – a survivor of Dachau – acquired the monastery of San Giorgio and restored it in memory of his son, Giorgio Cini. The rehabilitated complex is an architectural tr…
Monastery in Giudecca, Lido & the Southern Islands

Monastero di San Lazzaro degli Armeni

Tours of the historic Armenian island monastery start in its glittering church and are conducted by multilingual monks, who amply demonstrate the institution’s reputation for scholarship. After passing through the 1…
Gallery in Giudecca, Lido & the Southern Islands

Le Stanze del Vetro

The exquisite beauty of the island of San Giorgio Maggiore has been further enhanced thanks to the Cini Foundation’s project, Le Stanze del Vetro (The Glass Rooms). The building was once part of a boarding school an…
Church in Giudecca, Lido & the Southern Islands

Chiesa del Santissimo Redentore

Built to celebrate the city’s deliverance from the Black Death, Palladio's Il Redentore was completed under Antonio da Ponte (of Rialto Bridge fame) in 1592. Inside there are works by Tintoretto, Veronese and Bassan…
Gallery in Giudecca, Lido & the Southern Islands

Galleria Michela Rizzo

Tucked behind the waterfront is the unassuming entrance to this fascinating contemporary-art gallery. Michela Rizzo has long championed local artists such as Mariateresa Sartori, but her gallery hosts exhibitions by…
Gallery in Giudecca, Lido & the Southern Islands

Casa dei Tre Oci

Acquired by the Fondazione di Venezia in 2000, this fanciful neo-Gothic house was built in 1913 by artist and photographer Mario de Maria, who conceived its distinctive brick facade with its three arched windows (it…
Beach in Giudecca, Lido & the Southern Islands

Spiaggia di San Nicolò

This wide, sandy beach is popular with Venetian families. Situated towards the northeastern end of the Lido, it is quiet and spacious. There are plenty of amenities, including a restaurant, bar and showers.
Notable Building in Giudecca, Lido & the Southern Islands

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 Fascist lines were well in keeping with the ambitious modernism of the era, whe…
Island in Giudecca, Lido & the Southern Islands

Lido di Venezia

The Lido is no longer the glamorous bolt-hole of Hollywood starlets and European aristocracy that it once was, but its groomed shellac beaches, scattering of art nouveau buildings and summering Venetians sipping pro…