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Lido Island Walking Tour (Self Guided), Venice

Lido is the largest island of Venice city. It is long, but not wide at all, very different from the circular form of the main city. Lido island is known for its very popular hotel where a movie was made and some other secrets that make this island interesting. Ready to explore? Put on your walking shoes!

Getting to Sight #1. The first tour stop (Hotel Des Bains) can be reached by: Water Bus: 5.1, 5.2, 6, 14, N. Alilaguna Bus: Verde (V)
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Guide Name: Lido Island Walking Tour
Guide Location: Italy » Venice (See other walking tours in Venice)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 7
Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.7 Km or 1.7 Miles
Author: nicole
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Hotel Des Bains
  • Planetarium
  • Lido Beach
  • Trattoria Favorita
  • Canal Alley
  • Lido Graveyard
  • Parrocchia San Nicolò al Lido
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Hotel Des Bains

1) Hotel Des Bains

This is one of the wealthiest hotels in Venice. The novel "Death in Venice" was written here, and the movie of the same name was shot here in 1971. The building itself was erected in 1900 and it always reflected the rich, sumptuous, magnificent wealth of Venice. It contains a few buildings with wonderful parks and swimming pools.
Sight description based on wikipedia
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Planetarium

2) Planetarium

Venice is the city where Galileo Galilei first unveiled the telescope in 1610. From ages 4 to 104 - this is one of the most amazing places in this city. It is able to accomodate 60 persons at a time and the astonishing view upon celestial bodies will stay many years untouched in your memory.
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Lido Beach

3) Lido Beach

Even though surrounded by the sea, Venice is not exactly a beach city. If looking for a warm and large beach, get "stranded" on the Lido island. Other than the beach itself, the island boasts magnificent sunset views. There are many little gift shops, Italian fast food restaurants and, of course, friendly locals to complete the picture. The place is also famous as the shooting location of the "Death in Venice" movie.
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Trattoria Favorita

4) Trattoria Favorita

Trattoria Favorita is a cozy restaurant in Lido, where locals and tourists have the joy of drinking some great wines, taste wonderful food and make conversation. Sometimes, the restaurant hosts local weddings. For some, this is one of the points that divides the northern and central parts of Lido Island.
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Canal Alley

5) Canal Alley

Lido island is not as fragmented by canals as Venice, this is why a canal alley is a rare thing in Lido. The authorities built this magnificent canal alley to give the city a fresh, green area that surrounds the water. The canal is not as large as the Great Canal of Venice, but if you're lucky you might get a chance to go on a little boat trip.
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Lido Graveyard

6) Lido Graveyard

A big part of Lido Island is occupied by a wonderful, green and peaceful place, the cemetery. No, no, it does not look like a typical, scary movie graveyard. The tombstones are mostly very old, each of them bearing a little part of the artistic heritage of Venice. The entrance is free. The flora within the cemetery is very varied and it looks more like a piece of heaven.
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Parrocchia San Nicolò al Lido

7) Parrocchia San Nicolò al Lido

The church of San Nicolò al Lido is located in the northern part of Venice's Lido, and houses the relics of St. Nicholas, patron of sailors. Here is celebrated the traditional thanksgiving mass of the Sposalizio del Mare ("Marriage of the Sea"). The complex is held by the Franciscan order.

The convent and the church, located to its main access to the sea, date to the origins of independent Venice, in the early Middle Ages. From here, in 996, 998 and 1000, sailed off the first expeditions against the Narentines and the Dalmatians. The Doge Domenico Selvo was crowned here in 1071.

The church, with a single nave, is annexed to a convent and a cloister, all dating to the 16th century. The façade is surmounted by a statue of Doge Domenico Contarini, who patronized the convent. The interior houses works by Palma il Vecchio (Madonna with Child) and Palma il Giovane (San Giovannino).
Sight description based on wikipedia

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