Venice

Lagune

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Lido - Villas, pavilions, hotels, and gardens branded with the distinctive Art Nouveau style are to be found throughout Lido. Branching off Piazzale Santa Maria Elisabetta is the Gran Viale, which leads straight down to the seashore. Fine sandy beaches, the bracing sea air on mild spring days, and an exciting series of September events make Lido a popular resort. The summer headquarters of Venice's Casino and the Palazzo del Cinema, which hosts a major film festival every September, are located in the same square on the promenade (Lungomare Marconi), between the Quattro Fontane and Excelsior beaches. Pellestrina is a cheerful fishing village which is also known for its fine lace. To get there, catch a bus at Piazzale Santa Maria Elisabetta. The route will take you past Malamocco, seat of the first ever Venetian government, to Alberoni, and on to a ferry-boat which crosses the Malamocco harbour over to Pellestrina. Venice, Chioggia, Punta Sabbioni and Cavallino may all be reached from the Lido by public waterbus.

Cavallino - A coastline boasting broad beaches and shallow, safe waters is to be found just a short distance from Venice, at Cavallino. Tourist amenities, camping sites, hotels and holiday villages are plentiful at Cavallino. In addition to cycling and boat trips, visitors will enjoy seeing one of the area's most characteristic sights, the salt-water basins where fish farming is practised. Primitive wooden fishing huts, erected on stilts, are a particularly curious feature of the lagoon. Various neighbouring Adriatic resorts - Jesolo, Eraclea, Caorle and Bibione - are swiftly reached from Cavallino, while Venice is a short ferry-boat ride from Punta Sabbioni.