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The name Lido is both an archipelago in the Adriatic Sea near Venice and the main island of the archipelago. It is a resort where the peaceful atmosphere of a southern town coexists with the luxury of fashionable hotels, an abundance of expensive villas and the annual invasion of world stars during the Venice Film Festival. Yes, the famous festival, where directors fight for the Golden Lion statuette, takes place here. Every autumn, the island resort becomes the centre of social life, but several days pass, and with the departure of the last guests, it again plunges into a calm, measured life.
The archipelago with the large island of Lido di Venezia, or simply Lido, was known back in the Middle Ages. In 1096, he became famous because the relics of Nicholas the Wonderworker, obtained by the Venetians as a result of one of the crusades, arrived here. Benedictine monastery and a church were built to store the shrine, which still exists today.
But not only this attracted the Venetian aristocrats to Lido. The archipelago has always been famous for its pleasant climate and long coastline with beautiful beaches. Therefore, already in the Middle Ages, it was built up with private villas. These houses have practically not survived to this day. Still, in the 19th and early 20th centuries, many buildings in the neo-Byzantine style, in the spirit of Liberty and Art Nouveau, appeared here - they give the resort island an exciting flavour.
For centuries, Lido has remained one of the most attractive resorts in Italy for celebrities from all countries. At one time, George Byron and Sergei Yesenin rested here and lived here for a long time. Thomas Mann wrote his novels here and filmed the film masterpieces of Luchino Visconti. Finally, since 1934, the famous Venice Festival has been held on the Lido.
Interesting: the island of Lido di Venezia has become a stage for filming episodes of such famous films as "The English Patient" and "Casino Royale".
How to get to the island of Lido
The Lido Archipelago in the Venetian Lagoon is connected to Venice by ferry, so it will not be difficult to get there on your own. On the main island resort of Lido di Venezia, the same ATVO transport company operates as in the city, which means that you can use city passes.
How to get from Venice:
Option 1 By ferry: from any station of the Grand Canal by Vaporetto on the red line # 1, sail to the Lido S.M.E pier for 10-20 minutes.
Option 2 By ferry: from the Alilaguna station at Marco Polo airport, take the Vaporetto on line # 1 for about 20 minutes.