venice film festival in lido

Lido of Venice

Venetian Lido is a thin island 12 km long, which divides the Lagoon of Venice from the sea; it connects San Nicolò port to Malamocco one, and the island is reachable only by boats and ferry-boat.

Lido is one of the few Venetian Lagoon island in which you can find driveways.

It was already love deeply in 1820: a lot of poets and writers chose this places as destination or dwelling place; whe can remember George Gordon Byron and Thomas Mann. All over the island we can find buildings of the 18th century, like "Murazzi", a work to protect the Lagoon from the Sea. Near Lido's downtown, architecture becomes rich in liberty stile buildings and in green parks, while the large lined with trees street which passes throught the island, from Lagoon to sea, is named "Granviale". The Ancient center of Santa Maria Elisabetta, placed at the end of Granviale, in the seaside, is full of last 18th century buildings now used as hotels. Here you cand find also Santa Maria Elisabetta Church; from it's opposite square, a long avenue called "Riviera" leads to San Nicolò, where it is possible to admire the 17th century reconstructed church: in the ascension day, in this place, the ancient "Serenissima Republic" was celebrating the "Marriage with the Sea", a tradition carried out until today. Interesting is the ancient Jewish Cemetery, not far from the Church and builded in 1389.
Across this place, in the beach side, you can find the "Lungomare". It's divided into "Lungomare Marconi" and "Lungomare D'Annunzio" by Granviale, where there is "Piazzale Bucintorno" known as Blue Moon. Both are very striking and they look like big tunnels made of longleaf pines: they cover all the plage, from the Hospital near San Nicolò, up to Murazzi.

The Beach

Lido Beach owes its notoriety to natural fine and golden sand dunes.
The water is clean and still thanks to the seawalls, named "pennelli" (in eng. "brushes") which starts from the shore of every private beach. This name is due to the fact which this seawalls push out in the sea, narrowing the entrance of the Venetian Lagoon into which there is the harbour.

On San Nicolò's seawall (East) and on Alberoni's one (West) the building of MOSE is in progress; MOSE is a system to protect Venice from high tides.

The opportunities which Lido offers are various, from "arenili liberi" of S. Nicolò and Alberoni, characterized by the natural habitat of the ancient sand dunes, to the rocks of "Murazzi", up to the fancy and expensive beach plants on the middle of the island. The first beach plant goes back to 1857: it's called "Grande stabilimento balneario eretto sull'Onda viva del Mare".

The downtown of Lido began to enliven of visitors, which bacame more and more numerous, tagging the island "Golden Island".
But the "Capanna" (in eng. "hut") is the feature of Lido's beach. It's composed by a big cabin with veranda and by a tent and the all "Capanna" has the colors of its beach plant.

The Cinema Festival of Venice

The Cinema Festival of Venice takes places every year, between the end of August and the beginning of September, into the historical Palazzo del Cinema, situated on Lungomare Marconi at Venetian Lido.

It's the older cinema festival in the world, in fact the first edition was celebrated in 1932. Come to 37th edition in 2006, the festival is placed into the more comprehensive background of Biennale di Venezia, a cultural festival including a contemporary art exposition. The first edition had place in concomitance with the 18th Biennale.

The foremost award of the festival is the Leone d'Oro (in eng. "Golden Lion"), which portraies the lion of San Marco Church, simbol of Venice. This award is considered one of the most important by film rating, equal to the "Golden Palm of Cannes" and the "Golden Bear of Berlin". All awards always in countertrend with "American OSCAR", which usually take place in Spring.

Lido of Venice Accommodation

We hope to please suggesting some facilities such as hotels, inns and bed & breakfast in Lido of Venice in order to help you find accommodation or rooms in Lido of Venice or nearby. Try out our Lido of Venice accommodation deals finder.

Hotel Hotel Villa Mabapa Lido of Venice

Hotel Villa Mabapa

Riviera San Nicolo' 16

Location: Lido of Venice

hotel Hotel Villa Mabapa 4 stars Lido of Venice

Surrounded by peaceful gardens, Villa Mabapa is an Art-Nouveau building with a quiet location on Venice-Lido. It is 700 metres from the Lido San Nicol...

Hotel Villa Mabapa, online reservation: you can book your room at the hotel "Hotel Villa Mabapa" by clicking on its name and visiting its own page.

room rates starting from 86,40 €

Hotel Hotel Villa Stella Lido of Venice

Hotel Villa Stella

Via Sandro Gallo 111

Location: Lido of Venice

hotel Hotel Villa Stella 2 stars Lido of Venice

Located in Quattro Fontane, a central area of Venice Lido, Hotel Villa Stella is just 200 metres from Palazzo del Cinema, and less than 2 km from the ...

Hotel Villa Stella, online reservation: you can book your room at the hotel "Hotel Villa Stella" by clicking on its name and visiting its own page.

room rates starting from 70,00 €

Hotel Hotel La Meridiana Lido of Venice

Hotel La Meridiana

Via Lepanto 45

Location: Lido of Venice

hotel Hotel La Meridiana 3 stars Lido of Venice

Featuring a large garden, Hotel La Meridiana is on Lido Island, a 2-minute walk from the beach. The hotel is close to the vaporetto stop for Saint Mar...

Hotel La Meridiana, online reservation: you can book your room at the hotel "Hotel La Meridiana" by clicking on its name and visiting its own page.

room rates starting from 44,85 €

Bed and Breakfast Villa Angelica Lido of Venice

Villa Angelica

Marcantonio Bragadin, 12/B

Location: Lido of Venice

Villa Angelica is a completely restored house in liberty style dating from the beginning of the twentieth century and offers refined rooms in Venice Lido.

Villa Angelica, online reservation: you can book your room at the Bed and Breakfast "Villa Angelica" by clicking on its name and visiting its own page.

Where to buy local handicraft products around Lido of Venice

In the globalized market has become very difficult to buy local crafts in places that you go to visit. Let us, therefore, to suggest the reliable shops where you can buy the authentic pieces and not imported.

New Arte Fuga Burano

New Arte Fuga

Location: Burano

The New Arte Fuga shop in Burano offers exclusively original Murano glass objects of its own manufacture.

New Arte Fuga, buy online: you can send your enquiry to "New Arte Fuga" by clicking on its name and visiting its own page.

Burano Tours and Venice Tours

Boat tours to Burano Murano Torcello Venezia

Boat Excursion to Murano, Burano and Torcello

Duration: about 4 hours

Period: available all year!

This fascinating boat trip in Venice islands offers you a Murano, Burano and Torcello half-day sightseeing tour without taking too much time away from visiting Venice: this Venice lagoon trip has, in fact, a total duration of four hours and includes short stops on all three islands. A pleasant and economical way to make a trip to Burano, Murano and Torcello, departing from the central San Marco Square. For your Burano tour's reservation, please click on the button below.


Boat Trip to Murano and Burano

Duration: about 4/41/2 hours

Period: from 1st April to 31st October

This boat trip in the lagoon will allow you to concentrate the 4 hours at your disposal to visit Murano and Burano, the two most famous islands of Venice. The stops on the islands will be about an hour in Murano, where you can admire the glass working in a glass factory and an hour and a half in Burano, where you can visit a typical lace shop. The guided tours to these places will still optional and you can choose how to manage your visit to the islands. Also this tour departs from Piazza San Marco.


And if you prefer the same excursion, but having lunch in Burano:


Discover Burano's Secret Corners

Duration: 45 minutes

A tour to visit Burano with a tourist guide who will accompany you to the most beautiful spots. Thanks to this guided tour in Burano, you can admire both the famous corners of the island and its hidden corners that only local people know.


An alternative option of this tour is the half-day excursion to Burano and San Francesco del Deserto.


These tours start from the island of Burano, so you need to reach the scene with the line 12 ACTV water bus.


Gondola Tours in Venice

Duration: variuos

In our section about the gondola tours in Venice, you can book the gondola ride you like directly online, starting from 31,00 €. If you are looking for a romantic evening in Venice and unforgettable, we recommend you the Venice Redentore in private gondola, the Historical Regatta in private gondola, or the gondola serenade.


Week end in Venice

Plan your weekend in Venice: take a ride in our section dedicated to museums, events, tours, attractions and hotels in Venice and lagoon islands.
Compose online your holiday package in Venice, adding to cart individual services and booking them all at once!

All these services are offered by a venetian tour operator.

Local Handicrafts

Murano glass shop

New Arte Fuga - Lume Glass Factory

Via Giudecca, 132 - 30142 Burano (Venice Italy)

The New Arte Fuga shop in Burano, which is also a small glass factory, offers exclusively original Murano glass objects of its own manufacture.

Inside this shop it's possible to enjoy for free the "glass lume processing", typical of the area around Murano.

Download the coupon for "New Arte Fuga" by clicking on the button below: showing it in the shop you will be entitled to a discount or a freebie.

Burano Accommodation

Laguna Blu Bed and Breakfast in Burano

Burano Bed and Breakfast

Calle Daffan, 379 - 30142 Burano

Book your room in Burano, in the heart of the Venice Lagoon. Stay directly in the quiet Piazza Baldassare Galuppi of Burano.

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