Venice & the Veneto - Giudecca, Lido & the Southern Islands (PDF Chapter)
This is the Giudecca, Lido & the Southern Islands chapter from Lonely Planet’s Venice & the Veneto guidebook.
Other cities have suburban sprawl; Venice has medieval monasteries floating in teal-blue waters. To the east and south, the seaward side of the lagoon is sheltered from the Adriatic by Pellestrina and the Lido di Venezia, for centuries the bastions of the city.
- immerse yourself in the bright serenity of Palladio’s eye-catching Chiesa di San Giorgio Maggiore and ascend its campanile (bell tower) for spectacular views over San Marco
- view Palladio’s cloister, Longhena’s elegant library and a precise reproduction of Verone-se’s vast Wedding Feast at Cana in the refectory where it originally hung, at Fondazione Giorgio Cini
- gain insights from one of the resident Armenian monks as you tour around Monastero di San Lazzaro degli Armeni, their island home
- restaurants & accommodation
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