VENICE BEACH - lido di Venezia

Venice may be surrounding entirely by water, but there are few beaches in the city.

The best beaches are found on Lido, an almost 7-mile long sandbar sitting in the Venice Lagoon and Adriatic Sea.

Just 10 minutes by waterbus from St. Mark's Square, this area has the well-earned nickname of the "Island of Gold" thanks to its unique beauty and sandy golden shores. The loveliest beaches are in front of Lido's historic grand hotels.

The Hotel des Bains, immortalized in Thomas Mann's "Death in Venice," is lined with thatched beach huts while the
Hotel Excelsior beachfront sports elegant white cabanas.

The beaches are open from May through September




enjoy the sun