Lido di Venezia: Part 2

Lido di Venezia: Part 2

 It covers the island’s military role in the defence of Venice and its lagoon islands; together with the urbanisation and development of the island in the 19th and 20th centuries, as a suburb of Venice and its most famous holiday resort.

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Lido di Venezia: Part 1

Lido di Venezia: Part 1

This post covers more general descriptive, historical and cultural information, to help maximise your appreciation of what the island has to offer. Just a few kilometres south of Venice, it has a quite different atmosphere and appeal; that makes a great day away from the city, especially in the warmer months.

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Lido di Pellestrina

Lido di Pellestrina

A long thin island, forming a barrier or “lidi”; between the southern Venetian Lagoon and the Adriatic Sea. The main industries of the island are market gardening, fishing, tourism and lace making.

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Santa Maria delle Grazie

Santa Maria delle Grazie

It has been a hospice for pilgrims, a convent, powder store and a hospital for infectious disease. Currently it is a private regeneration and development project, with a theme of “well-being, rest and recuperation”.

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The Island of Sacca Sessola

The Island of Sacca Sessola

The Island of Sacca Sessola  An artificial island created in 1870, the island of Sacca Sessola has been a fuel store, hospital and since 2015; a luxury hotel and spa resort. Now houses the JW Marriott Venice Resort and Spa and can be accessed by a private shuttle...

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The Island of Le Vignole

The Island of Le Vignole

The Island of Le Vignole A sparsely populated island just 1km northeast of Venice; the Island of Le Vignole is mostly agricultural in nature; but also a military site. It is a world away in character from the main city, yet close-by and rarely visited by tourists. It...

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