Sights on Lido di Venezia

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The island Lido di Venezia is directly opposite the old town of Venice and a district of Venice. In strong contrast to Venice itself, Lido di Venezia is a modern island. Many people live here in normal apartments and detached houses. There are also many hotels, restaurants and other facilities for tourists. There are rather few old buildings worth seeing in the modern Lido. Nevertheless, there are some things you should have a look at. Below are some interesting attractions and sights on the island of Lido.

The beach of Lido

The most important attraction, because of the beach many tourists come to Lido. The Lido beach is more than 10 kilometers long and consists to a large extent of fine, gold-colored sand.

The beach is certainly the most visited attraction on Lido..

Map of the island of Lido

The long island of Lido is in the east of Venezia.

The old town of Mallamocco

Malamocco is the most beautiful village in the south of the island. From our point of view, the old town centre is the most beautiful sight on the island of Lido near Venice.

One of the great old village squares in Malamocco

Mallamocco was once the capital of the island. Today the town in the middle of the island has barely more than 1,000 inhabitants. In this online travel guide we have written a few pages about the village of Malamocco: More about Mallamocco

Herculaneum Tickets: Online Tickets for the ancient sight

The Palazzo del Cinema

The Venice Film Festival has existed since 1932 and is one of the three largest film festivals in Europe (alongside Cannes in France and Berlinale in Berlin). The Venice Film Festival is held on the island of Lido from the end of August to the beginning of September each year (2020: 28th August to 7th September). The highest award is the Golden Lion.

All year round you can watch the famous Palazzo del Cinema on Lido. The attraction is in the city on the Adriatic side, about one km on foot from the ferry port.

In Italian the great building is called "palazzo del cinema", the film festival is called "Mostra internazionale d'arte cinematografica di Venezia".

Our tip: Buy tickets for waterbuses beforehand

It is not always easy to buy tickets abroad. You don't know where to buy tickets, foreign ticket machines are difficult to use, there are language problems, queues, etc.

The 1, 2 or 3 day valid tickets for the waterbuses (ferries) in Venice are needed by almost every tourist. These tickets can now be bought on this english website.

The tickets for the bus from Venice airport to the city are available on this page in English language.

Noble Hotels


Among the most important sights on the island of Lido di Venezia are 2 to 3 hotels. Almost next to the above mentioned film palace is the elegant Hotel Excelsior, for us the most beautiful building on the island. From the street, one also sees the own big boat parking lot of the Hotel Excelsior. Hotel guests are comfortably transported from here for example to the airport or to Venice.

Hotel Grande Albergo Ausonia & Ungarn

Another famous sight in the form of a hotel is the Grande Albergo Ausonia & Hungaria. It is only a few hundred meters away from the central ferry port "Santa Maria Elisabetta" (water buses to and from Venice). The hotel also has a luxurious restaurant with the best reputation. There are several other traditional, noble hotels on Lido.

Old Jewish Cemetery Lido

Some tourists also visit the Old Jewish Cemetery of Venice in the north of the island of Lido. Especially the many centuries old gravestones make the cemetery a sight. The "Antico Cimitero Israelitico" is a little more than one kilometer north of the big ferry terminal of the island "Santa Maria Elisabetta". The Jewish Cemetery on Lido can be reached from this port by foot in 20 minutes or by bus (Line A, northbound). English name: Jewish Cementery Lido

There are few other sights on the island of Lido itself. Most guests come to Lido to spend the night. They come because of the beach or to make day trips to Venice. The old town of Venice is only 15 to 20 minutes away from Lido by public waterbus. From nowhere else you can get to San Marco, the tourist highlight of Venice, faster and easier than from Lido.


Important: This article was translated by a non-native English speaking person. We apologize for mistakes.




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