What to do in Venice and on the Lido in summer

What to do in Venice and on the Lido in summer

Whether you choose to immerse yourself in the culture and art of Venice or relax on the beaches of the Lido, the summer will offer you unforgettable memories.

Summer in Venice is an experience you will hardly forget. Imagine strolling through calli and campielli, while the sun shines on the waters of the canals, creating golden reflections dancing on the historic palazzi. Your Venetian adventure can begin at St Mark’s Square, the beating heart of the city. Here, surrounded by the magnificence of St Mark’s Basilica, you can admire the golden mosaics that tell ancient stories. If you fancy a breathtaking view, climb the Campanile: from the top, Venice will reveal itself in all its beauty, with the red roofs of the houses and the labyrinth of canals.
You can’t say you’ve experienced Venice without a gondola ride: silently navigating the canals on a gondola is a romantic and unique experience. Every bend in the canal reveals picturesque views, and the gondolier often tells stories and legends of the city.
Art lovers should not miss a visit to the Gallerie dell’Accademia, which houses one of the most important collections of Venetian painting, with masterpieces by artists such as Titian, Veronese and Tintoretto: each room is a journey through time, allowing you to immerse yourself in Venice’s rich artistic history.

A trip to the island of Murano is a must. World-famous for its glass art, the island offers the chance to see a master glassmaker creating beautiful glass objects, providing a unique experience.
The island tour can continue with a visit to Burano, famous for its colourful houses and lacework. Every nook and cranny is perfect for a photo opportunity, and the handmade lacework is a true masterpiece of craftsmanship.
A gastronomic tour cannot be missed. Venice is famous for its bacari, the traditional bars where you can enjoy cicchetti, small snacks accompanied by a good glass of wine.
Finally, taking the vaporetto along the Grand Canal is the best way to see some of the most beautiful palaces in Venice, such as the Ca’ d’Oro Palace and Ca’ Rezzonico, and cross famous bridges such as the Rialto Bridge.

The Lido di Venezia, a thin island separating the lagoon from the Adriatic Sea, is famous for its sandy beaches, such as the public beach of San Nicolò, an ideal place for a day of sun and sea. The waters are calm and inviting for swimming, and the pace of life is more relaxed, perfect for a rejuvenating break.
The Lido also offers the opportunity to practice water sports such as windsurfing, kitesurfing and sailing, to rent a bicycle to explore the seafront, to go birdwatching or hiking in the Alberoni Nature Reserve.
Everything becomes an ideal place to relax and immerse oneself in nature, far from the tourist hustle and bustle.
In the evening, a dinner on the Lungomare Marconi is the perfect way to end a day at the Lido, enjoying the excellent food and relaxing atmosphere overlooking the sea.


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