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Venice Lido

…and is an ideal destination for a relaxing day by the sea in one of the most iconic places of the Lagoon. The Lido is a 12-km-long, sandy island bordered by the ports of San Nicolò and Malamocco. Its width varies from 300 to 1000 meters. One of the key features of the Lido is its Art Nouveau architecture. But that’s not all: every year, between the end of August and early September, the Venice International Film Festival puts the Marconi seafront right in the spotlight.

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The Venice International Film Festival

The Venice International Film Festival is one of the three major film festivals, together with Cannes and Berlin. After the Oscar, it is the oldest film event in the world: the first edition dates back to 1932, between 6th and 21st August. Every summer the films in competition are screened at Palazzo del Cinema, which is also a good chance to spot the most famous Hollywood stars on the red carpet. The main prize is the Leon d'Oro (the golden lion), which celebrates the symbol of Venice, the Lion of San Marco.

How to get to the Lido

From our hotel, just reach the Sant’Elena vaporetto stop and you will immediately see the island on the horizon. The Lido is only one stop away, on lines 1, 5.1 or 6.

Art Nouveau architecture
There are about 250 villas and Art Nouveau buildings at the Lido. We point out some of the most representative ones that you’ll have the chance to admire while strolling along Viale Maria Elisabetta or along the seafront: Hotel Hungaria, Hotel Des Bains and Hotel Excelsior.
Malamocco
It is a small village located in the central part of the Lido, that boasts very ancient origins. Malamocco, heir to the ancient Roman Metamaucum, welcomes its visitors with a peaceful atmosphere and provides them with a faithful glimpse of how life was on the island about a century ago.
The Lido by bicycle
The bicycle is one of the best ways to get around Venice Lido. Rent a bike near the vaporetto dock and set off to explore the island. At the Lido you’ll see just a few cars around, the route will be pleasant and easygoing.

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