Since Lido is part of the Venice lagoon, not a Caribbean island, do not really expect golden sands and swaying palm trees...
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If you are visiting Venice for the first, second or third time, spending the day on the beach may not be the best idea as there is always something new and exciting to discover in this city.
Anyway, if you are having an overnight in Venice and you've always wanted to take in the atmosphere of the Lido island of Venice, which is where Thomas Mann's novel Death in Venice is set, you might as well take a quick dip in the Adriatic sea. Namely, the island of Lido di Jesolo is where Venice beaches are. It is also the home to the famous Venice film festival.
The beaches are not overcrowded (unless you happen to go on Sunday when it's invaded by Venetian families), they offer sunbeds and parasols and there are drinks and snack bars, too. Most beaches are associated with hotels and can be visited by guests only so make sure you find the public one.
Since Lido is part of the Venice lagoon, not a Caribbean island, do not really expect golden sands and swaying palm trees, consider it just the closest getaway from the hustle and bustle of the city for the locals and people living in the area.
If you decide to visit the island of Lido di Jesolo, one of the best ways is taking the hop-on hop-off boat...
Highlights: Perfect for cruisers with overnight or those who don't want to focus on Central Venice only; a handy transportation service between the cruise terminal, San Marco, Murano and Lido
Departure times: Departure from Ferrovia Compartimentale S. Lucia - lato F30:
NO CRUISE DAYS
Tour departs from Ferrovia Compartimentale S. Lucia, however you may board the boat and exchange your voucher at any of the stops listed below:
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