Venice & the Veneto - Giudecca, Lido & the Southern Islands (Chapter)
Other cities have suburban sprawl; Venice has medieval monasteries floating in teal-blue waters. To the south, the seaward side of the lagoon is sheltered from the Adriatic by the Lido, for centuries the beach and bastion of the city.
- immerse yourself in the bright serenity of Palladio’s Chiesa di San Giorgio Maggiore and ascending its campanile (bell tower) for spectacular views of San Marco
- lose yourself in Borges maze, Longhena’s elegant library and intriguing contemporary art exhibits at the Fondazione Giorgio Cini
- rent a bike on the Lido and pedal your way along the seafront promenade to the Alberoni pine forest at the southern tip
- restaurants & bars
Coverage includes: Neighbourhood Top Five, Local Life, Getting There & Away, Sights & Activities, Eating, Drinking & Nightlife, Entertainment, Shopping and Sports & Activities.
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