A 11km long sandbar across the lagoon with captured European imagination in the 1850s… the beach resort had been born. Its success was further propelled by the thriving business brothels brought in. Residents of Lido are a lot more cosmopolitan than actual Venice. Lido is also where the Venice Film Festival plays out every year. Various movie scenes have been filmed here. Enjoy strolling, and enjoy the little canals and cafes. The Adriatic Sea is wonderful, so go ahead and have a splash.The beaches aren’t exactly open to all; there are two big public beaches, but hotels own all the rest. Basically, if you’re sick of Venice, this is where you come to chill.
Also, visit nearby attractions which are covered in Venice itinerary 3 days.
Venice Lido Travel Tips
- Don’t get into vaporettos designated "for residents only."
- Get a Venice travel card if you’re staying in Lido
- Try and find the Maxi-Coni gelato ice cream in the evenings.
- Drink the Bellini.
- Check out the Lido Casino.
How to Reach Venice Lido
- The Alilaguna station waterbus will deliver you to Lido from the airport in 30 minutes.
- From Venice, just take waterbuses 1, 52, LN, or 2 from Saint Mark’s Square.
- Trattoria Andri
- Trattoria Favorita
- Duemila pizzeria ristorante
- Il Corvo Nero
- Locanda Scarso
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29.46% of people who visit Venice include Venice Lido in their plan
4 PM - 5 PM
27.54% of people start their Venice Lido visit around 4 PM - 5 PM
People usually take around 3 Hrs to see Venice Lido
55.23% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Venice Lido
Venice Lido Reviews & Ratings
I would definitely recommend paying Lido a visit. We got a taxi boat from SAN Marco and it was just a short ride away and about a 10 minute walk straight down to the beach which had lovely views, was really clean and you can sit and have food and drinks on the beach. I’d definitely go back again!
GORGEOUS place I love it
If you have only one day to spend in Venice this might not be a good a idea, but if you have a few days in the area and you feel like you want "something different", then I'd advise you to come to Venice Lido. It has very different atmosphere, feels more like a holiday resort at the sea with palms and beaches (and no canals). Adriatic side of the island has huge sandy public beaches (free), the water is calm and clean, it takes 15-20 minutes and a nice walk to get there by foot from the vaporetto station. In September Lido di Venezia is home to the Venice International Film Festival.
Beach was not so great. City is fine though
We spent the day at the Lido beach Blue Moon and it was awesome! It's just a few stops by water taxi outside of the busy Venice streets and it was beautiful and relaxing! Blue Moon is a free beach, so you can set your towel up for free. The umbrellas and beach chairs are available to rent for a few (for one umbrella and two chairs it was 18 euro, and for one umbrella and one chair it is only 12)!