The Venice Lido is one of the most well-known islands in the Venetian Lagoon, a fully-fledged watershed between the city and the open sea.
With its low and sandy coast, the Lido stretches for about 11 kilometres and attracts tourists with its slow pace and delightful architecture.
Seamlessly connected to the centre of Venice by traditional steamboats, the Lido is the only island in the Lagoon that can be explored by road: tourists can even get there by car, thanks to convenient ferries which leave from Tronchetto.
Most visitors, however, prefer to explore the island by bicycle. This way you can easily move between the Lido - the main centre where you will find all of the accommodation - Malamocco, a colourful fishing village, and Alberoni, a port mouth, characterised by high sand dunes, which is nestled in a haven protected by the WWF.For those visiting the Lido, definitely not to be missed are the Abbey of St. Nicholas, which dates back to the 10th century and is the resting place of a part of the remains of the patron saint of sailors, the impressive Liberty architecture of the early 20th century hotels overlooking the Marconi waterfront, and the nearby reserve of Cà Roman, a paradise for birdwatchers. Hotels, apartment complexes, B&Bs, historic homes and campsites offer a wide variety of options to tourists wishing to stay on the island, where you can also enjoy sports such as golf, tennis and horse riding.