Welcome to paradise
Situated between the Venetian Lagoon and the Adriatic Sea, Venice Lido is a 12-kilometer-long narrow strip of white sand, well connected to the heart of eclectic Venice by public transport. Thanks to its unique position located between two marine systems, the island benefits from idyllic weather conditions and light Adriatic breezes balancing out the heat of the Venetian summer.
During the first half of the 20th Century, the Lido was seen as ‘the Golden Island’ because of its wonderful architectural structures inspired by the ancient Belle Époque. There’s also its cultural heritage, social events, sports activities and quality of life, while famous guests were drawn to the timeless beauty of its white beaches.
International poets and writers chose Venice Lido as a ‘place of delights’. During his time spent in Venice, Lord Byron used to ride through the fields, while Henry James described the island as ‘a genuine and untouched place’.
The Lido’s beaches were formed following the construction of two large dams at St. Nicolò (North) and the Alberoni (South) and other smaller ones starting from the shores in front of each bathhouse called “pennelli”. The first bathhouse ‘Grande stabilimento balneario eretto sull’Onda viva del Mare’ was built in 1857.
Today, Venice Lido is a glorious stretch of sunshine and sand, providing the perfect backdrop for the Venice Film Festival every September and making it a great place for celebrity spotting.
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“In Venice the architecture gives the emotions of music.”
Carlo DossiItalian Writer, Politician & Diplomat
“Venice is like eating an entire box of chocolate liqueurs in one go.”
Truman CapoteNovelist, Screenwriter, Playwright & Actor
“There is something so different in Venice from any other place in the world, that you leave at once all accustomed habits and everyday sights to enter an enchanted garden.”
Mary ShelleyNovelist & Travel Writer
“It is the city of mirrors, the city of mirages, at once solid and liquid, at once air and stone.”
Erica JongAmerican Novelist, Satirist & Poet
“A splendour of miscellaneous spirits.”
John RuskinEnglish Art Critic
“To build a city where it is impossible to build a city is madness in itself, but to build there one of the most elegant and grandest of cities is the madness of genius.”
Alexander HerzenRussian Writer & Thinker