Venice Lido is an 11km long stretch of land south of the famous city of Venice, and the home of the world-famous Venice Film Festival. With excellent transport links to and from the city, a world-famous beach and some of the best self-catering accommodation in Venice, a holiday in Venice Lido is a great alternative to staying in the city centre, and a great base from which explore the beautiful city.
Venice Lido can be split into three distinct parts: the Lido itself at the north of the sandbar, the central area – known as Malamocco, and Alberoni at the southern tip.
Venice Lido is perhaps best known as the home of the Venice Film Festival, which takes place during late August or early September every year and is the oldest film festival in the world. Those who plan to visit during this period should book their Venice Lido holiday rental accommodation well in advance, as the popularity of the festival should never be underestimated.
The Malamocco inlet is the home of a 12th Century parish church and a number of other historical buildings that date back prior to the 15th Century. Alberoni is a great destination for golf lovers, as it is home to Circolo Golf Venezia, the only course on the Lido, and indeed the only golf course in Venice.
Made famous in Thomas Mann’s ‘Death in Venice’, Venice Lido Beach is a popular spot to relax on during hot summer’s days, and occupies a large portion of the Adriatic Coast side of the Lido. Shops, cafes, bars and restaurants can all be found nearby, so visitors never have to venture far when it comes to time to eat.
If goes without saying that those who choose to rent an apartment in Venice Lido will want to explore the remainder of Venice during their stay. Water buses will take you to and from Venice City Centre, and the top-quality museums, historical landmarks, piazzas and tourist attractions of the famous city are far too numerous to list here.
The weather of Venice Lido is typical of that in many European cities, with warm summers and cold winters. July and August are the hottest months in which to visit, with an average daily temperature of 22C and daily highs that approach 30C. 0C is not uncommon in the depths of winter, but that is not to say that a holiday in Venice Lido cannot be enjoyed during this time of year.
Venice Marco Polo Airport (VCE) is located on the Italian mainland, 29km from Venice Lido. Flights available from the UK include British Airways services from London Gatwick and London Heathrow and easyJet flights from Bristol, East Midlands and London Gatwick. A shuttle boat links the airport to Venice Lido, meaning easy access upon arrival.