Why stay on Lido (what to do in Lido)?

LIDO is a thin strip of land, together with the island of Pellestrina and Chioggia encloses the lagoon of Venice and defends it from the sea. Golden beaches never too crowded and however large, shallow sea is also suitable for little children or swimmers, the LIDO is rooted in decades of the Belle Epoque. After the birth of the first seaside resort, the island became the town of noble holiday and royalty from all over Europe, actors and actresses, magnates of industry and finance world, fueling a myth that still it gives it a unique atmosphere. A fascinating past that has left a legacy to the island a vocation for tourism with a confidential and elegant and which manifests itself through beautiful villas and Art Nouveau villas.
The Lido also reserves other surprises like the ancient monastery of St. Nicolò, the historical and monumental heart of the island and the village of Malomocco, a small Venice with streets, squares, and houses leaning against each other. Do not miss the wonder of landscapes including the protected oasis of WWF dune Alberoni - with its wealth of animal and plant species - and of course the Lagoon with its picturesque scenery. The summer holiday at Lido also means sports and entertainment, with facilities dedicated to a number of disciplines including the renowned golf course at Alberoni, one of the most beautiful and oldest in Italy.
Every year the Lido hosts the International Festival of art Venice Film Festival, one of the most famous and historic in the world. All this just 15 minutes by waterbus from Piazza San Marco, "the world's most beautiful living room" as it is often called, and the uniqueness of Venice but from there far enough to preserve the quitnessand relaxed atmosphere..

B&B Casa Delle Rose - Via Smirne, 11, 30126 Lido VE, Italy


From Marco Polo Airport

ALILAGUNA waterbus blue line/red line, to Lido's stop (Santa Maria Elisabetta stop,1 hour trip) then 2 minutes on foot.

From Canova Treviso airport



To Arrive by car to Lido and the B&B you have to catch the FERRYBOAT(ACTV line N 17)departing from the TRONCHETTO ISOLA NUOVA dock.
ATTENTION:arriving from the north north-east of Europe(Austria,Germany,Czech Republic,Poland,Russia,Ucraine,Croazia,Greece,etc.etc.)Google Maps and Gps navigators might give you PUNTA SABBIONI ferryboat dock as the faster way to LIDO:that's NOT CORRECT .The Punta Sabbioni ferry doesn't work.You have to get to TRONCHETTO ISOLA NUOVA.
Remember to buy "MULTIDAYS ACTV TICKETS"even if you arrive by car!

From the Piazzale Roma terminal or Venice Santa Lucia railway station

Number 1 (ACTV) water bus to the Lido stop (end of journey, 50 minutes through the Gran Canal..wonderfull sight!!) or the number 5.1,5.2 or 6 to Lido (30 minutes,end of journey)..

From the Tronchetto car park and terminal

Number 2 ACTV water bus to Piazzale Roma, then change on to number 1 ACTV water bus to the Lido stop (end of journey, 50 minutes) or the number 5.1,5.2 or 6 to Lido (30 minutes, end of journey).

Reaching Lido, you will notice a great celestial (Temple votivo) dome. Get off the boat and direct you on the left toward the cupola; walk along the lagoon, walk on the bridge and turn in the first road on the right (Via Pietro Zeno). Go on untill, on the left side, you see Via Smirne at the end of which, on the leftside, you arrive to Casa delle Rose. Welcome!!"

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Chiesa di San Nicolò

San Nicolò al Lido is a church in Venice, northern Italy. It is located in the northern part of Venice's Lido, and houses the relics of St Nicholas, patron of sailors (shared with Bari). From this church, the traditional thanksgiving mass of the Sposalizio del Mare ("Marriage of the Sea") is celebrated. The complex houses monks of the Franciscan order.


Borgo di Malamocco

Malamocco was the first, and for a long time, the only settlement on the Lido of Venice barrier island. It was the location of the original home of the Doge of Venice. Located just south of the island's center, it is part of the Lido-Pellestrina borough of the Comune of Venice. It is sometimes mis-identified as Metamaucum, though the latter town was located on a nearby island, and was submerged by rising sea levels.Malamocco has a parish church now devoted to Santa Maria Assunta, but which was originally dedicated to Madonna della Marina, "Our Lady of the Sea".



Lido's golden sanded beaches are a great hideaway for Venetians seeking a bit of time out to enjoy the sun and sea while staying close to home. Lido is one of least crowded parts of the Adriatic coast but thanks to its close vicinity to Venice, it is the perfect holiday spot for tourists who want to combine culture with beach time. Once the island was a drawcard for Europe's noble elite. From 1857, the year in which the first great bathing establishment was built, tourists began to arrive making it Europe's most elegant seaside get away.From that golden era the only things to survive are the typical wooden capannas (beach huts) where one can change, eat and find some welcome shade during the hottest part of the day. This was a something special that other parts of Europe didn't have. The existence of the capanna meant that Lido was voted in the American magazine AskMen, one of the hot spot beaches in the world.


Palazzo del cinema

The Venice Film Festival or Venice International Film Festival (Italian: Mostra Internazionale d'Arte Cinematografica della Biennale di Venezia, "International Exhibition of Cinematographic Art of the Venice Biennale"), founded in 1932, is the oldest film festival in the world and one of the "Big Three" film festivals alongside the Cannes Film Festival and Berlin International Film Festival.The film festival is part of the Venice Biennale, which was founded by the Venetian City Council in 1895. Today, the Biennale includes a range of separate events including: the International Art Exhibition; the International Festival of Contemporary Music; the International Theatre Festival; the International Architecture Exhibition; the International Festival of Contemporary Dance; the International Kids' Carnival; and the annual Venice Film Festival, which is arguably the best-known of all the events.The film festival has since taken place in late August or early September on the island of the Lido, Venice, Italy. Screenings take place in the historic Palazzo del Cinema on the Lungomare Marconi and in other venues nearby. Since its inception the Film Festival has become the most prestigious international film festival in the world.



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The Alberoni beach is protected by the WWF and is a large, wild space continuously growing thanks to the protection it receives from the dyke at the mouth of the port. There is very little construction here, therefore the wildlife and vegetation thrives. It is a habitat for many different marine birds, among them the rare bee eater and Kentish plover as well as the ordinary gull and garzette. The continuous changing landscape is witnessed by the fact that the old Fort, the Alberoni Fort, which is the golf club of today, were first built close to the water's edge and are now a few hundred metres away.



The legend has it that it was a small incident occurred during the visit of Henry Ford – President of Ford Motor Company – to originate the idea of creating a golf course on the Venice Lido. Disembarking at the Hotel Excelsior in 1928 with its bag and clubs, Mr. Ford asked his friend Count Giuseppe Volpi di Misurata to try himself out playing at the nearest links. Regretfully, his host had to reply that there were no golf links in Venice and set out never to embarrass himself like that again in his life, although this sport was almost unheard of in Italy at the time. Count Volpi di Misurata, then shareholder and President of CIGA, the Italian Company of Grand Hotels, immediately started to search for a suitable area where to design a course abreast with the elegant architecture and facilities already existing on the island.



The historical Nicelli Airport, located in the prestigious frame of Lido in Venice, is glade to inform you that Its "gates" are open to host meetings, exhibitions and events.The airport, situated in the northern part of the Lido Island,is a fine example of a well-preserved architecture that goes back to the Thirties. With its ample innerspaces and the vast outer terraces, the airport is an extraordinary location that serves as shooting and film sets, fashion shows and exhibitions.