Lido di Venezia Places to Stay

Find the best prices for discount hotels, b&b's, apartments to rent and hostels on Lido Island near Venice Italy. Accommodation located at the waterfront, near the sandy beach, and for the Venice Film Festival in September.

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Location of Lido di Venezia : Lido Island is the barrier between the Adriatic See and the lagoon of Venice.

By Vaporetto Waterbus : Lido can be reached in 15 - 20 minutes by ACTV vaporetto water bus from Venice city centre. Water-buses 1, 6, 11, 52 or 82 will take you to Lido Island from the center of Venice.

By Ferry : from Tronchetto parking near Piazzale Rome there is a ferry service to Lido di Venezia. Road sign : "Tronchetto ferry-boat per il Lido". The boat lands at San Nicolò, a few blocks above the Lido's central city business district.

Nearest rail station : the city centre of Venice Italy is served by Venezia Santa Lucia train station, located west of the city center. From the main railway station on Piazzale Roma you can take a vaporetto (water bus) ACTV, either line 5.1, 5.2, or 6 which takes about 40 minutes. There are also the slower but more beautiful lines 1 and 2 that follows the Grand Canal to the Rialto Bridge and San Marco. Line 2 travels to Lido island's hotels and beaches only in season. Another option is to take a private water taxi, but they are more expensive.

The city has several daily connections with the city centre of major Italian cities like central Milan, old Florence and downtown Rome.

International rail connections are available from among central Munich (Munchen Hauptbahnhof), downtown Vienna (Wien Hauptbahnhof) and the City Centre of Paris (Paris Gare de Lyon).

Nearest airport : the closest international airport is Venice Marco Polo airport, located on the mainland near Mestre. The smaller airport Treviso, mainly used by low cost carriers, is located 25km or 16miles from the city centre of Venice Italy.

Lido from the Airport : From the airport you can reach Lido island by taking public transport boats Alilaguna Rossa or Blu (red or blue). Boats leave every 30 minutes and it takes about 55 minutes to get to Lido. Private water taxi's are also available.

Venice Italy Accommodations on Lido Island

Venice Lido

Venice Lido accommodation. Cheapest rates for beachfront hotel rooms on Lido di Venezia island, home of the annual Venice Film Festival in September and home of the best beaches of the city.

Venice Lido is a lovely island with fine sandy beaches and hosts the famous Venetian film festival, held every year during the first week of September.

There is an excellent choice of great value and 4 and 5 star hotels, b&b's and self catering apartments located on the island. The Venice Film Festival site and the beach can easily be reached from these hotels. Some accommodations are situated right on the beach. If you are travelling with kids, many hotels on the Lido boast swimming pools.

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Venezia Lido Resort Island

Venice Lido is a quiet, peaceful and green thin island and a enjoyable seaside resort that stretches between the Adriatic Sea and lagoon. The island is only 15 minutes away from St. Mark's square (Piazza San Marco), both by public or private transportation. Lido is also known as the golden island of Venice, its beach is spread all along its 12-km length. If you want to relax on the beach, after all that walking in Venice, then Venice Lido island is the place to do it.

Lido is one of the few places in Venice (other than the mainland) that allows car traffic, is home of the anual Venice film festival every September, and boasts the only golf course in Venice. You can also get around the island by public buses, which run the length of the island along the main street.

Beaches

The main island attraction is the famous beach celebrated in Thomas Mann's "Death in Venice", in front of the renowned Hotel Excelsior Venice and the Des Bains. Many of the beaches on Lido are private beaches owned by luxury hotels and resorts. But towards the northern and southern ends of the island there are public beaches.

Free Beaches

  • Spiaggia Libera San Nicolo located between Pachuka Beach and the sand dunes
  • Spiaggia Libera Blue Moon
  • Spiaggia Libera located between the Private beaches of Miramare and The Excelsior
  • Spiaggia Libera Alberoni Beach next to the Private beach Alberoni
  • Murazzi Rocks

Private beaches on Lido island

  • Pachuka Beach -- Via Ing Klinger 1, San Nicolo
  • Paradise Beach or Spiaggia Paradiso -- one of the best private beaches, Piazzale Rava
  • Venezia Spiagge Spa -- Lungomare D’Annunzio, Piazzale Rave
  • B.each -- Lungomare Gabriele D’Annunzio 20
  • SAB - Stabilimenti Attività Balneari beaches : Des Bains Beach in front the Hotel Des Bains, described by Thomas Mann in his Death in Venice. Quattro Fontane Beach and Excelsior Beach in front of the Hotel Excelsior (meeting point for movie stars)
  • Spiaggia Consorzio Alberghi C.A.P.L.I -- Lungomare Guglielmo Marconi 22
  • Caribe Beach -- Lungomare Guglielmo Marconi 58
  • Spiaggia Miramare -- Lungomare Guglielmo Marconi 61/c
  • Stabilimento balneare Sorriso -- Lungomare Marconi 71
  • Spiaggia Kuyaba -- Lungomare Guglielmo Marconi 85
  • Spiaggia Eurpiel -- Lungomare Guglielmo Marconi
  • Bagni Alberoni -- Strada Nuova dei Bagni 26

Venice Film Festival

The Venice Film Festival or The Mostra Internazionale d'Arte Cinematografica is the oldest one in the world. The first international film festival was held here in 1932. Screenings take place in various venues, but the main venue is the historic Palazzo del Cinema on the Lungomare Marconi. Several hotels can be found within easy walking distance of the Venice Film Festival.

Affordable lodging near beach - film festival

The Westin Excelsior Venice Lido Resort - ( Hotel in Venice Lido Italy )

Seasonal resort - open from April 1st to October 31st. The charms of Venice Lido, with its exclusive private beaches, are legendary.

Hotel Des Bains Venice Lido Resort - ( Hotel on Venice Lido Island in Italy )

The Hotel Des Bains, Venice Lido Resort, is a charming resort situated on Venice Lido.

Ca 'Del Moro - ( Hotel on the island in Venice Lido Italy )

Built in 2007, the hotel is part of a comprehensive sports resort in the exclusive island of Lido, with swimming pool, tennis courts, football pitches, and an ample, state-of-the-art gym.