In this chapter we will discuss one of the most famous islands and controversies of Venezia, driven by the film festival, the Lido di Venezia.
The Lido di Venezia is a 12 km long thin strip of sand, which forms a natural barrier between the Venice lagoon and the Adriatic Sea. This strip of land is characterized by the eighteenth-century Murazzi, which start from the town of Alberoni until almost the square of the Casino, and are a precious and imposing building in Istrian stone, built by the Republic of Venice, to protect the banks of the lagoon from erosion of the sea.
This massive structure replaced the previous Palade, that is, stilts filled with large boulders. The Lido of Venice is bordered at the extremes by Porto San Nicolò and the town of Malamocco, and it is one of the few Venetian islands where there are carriage roads. Easily reachable from the whole lagoon with the classic vaporetti, this lovely town is made up of numerous Art Nouveau buildings and several green parks. To embellish the island we find its beaches, formed by natural dunes of fine and golden sand, where the strong waves of the Adriatic Sea beat daily, with its clean and transparent waters.
The bathing establishments are located in the central part of the island, characterized by the typical cabins with veranda or by a wooden structure covered with colored curtains, which attract a large number of tourists from all over the world every year.
It is said that this is the least Venetian island of the lagoon, since before the nineteenth century the Lido di Venezia was a simple stony dune, in short, a wild place to organize outdoor parties during the summer, especially under the full moon. Today this residential suburb, thanks to the many hotels, is the place where locals and tourists mix to sunbathe and have fun.
Cinema lovers also flock to the Lido every year at the end of summer for the International Film Festival. The first edition was held in 1932 and was so successful that the Palazzo del Cinema was built four years later. Throughout history, the event has attracted many important names from the world of cinema but has also had to face protests. Despite this, even today, it remains one of the major events at national and international level.
◊ THE VENEZIA PROVINCE ◊
Holds an artistic and cultural heritage like few other areas in the world, its lagoon has been the cradle of local civilization and its coastline offers renowned seaside resorts. This province, rich in resources, hides elegant villas and pretty villages, even if the most precious and brilliant stone is represented by the island of Venice, an island which has a beautiful fish shape which protect the most beautiful, romantic and mysterious city in the world. It’s built on a series of marshy islets. Unfortunately it is subject to the tides of the Adriatic Sea and frequent floods but continues to survive in spite of all the predictions. Plan your holidays in the Venezia province, our tips and suggestive photographs will help you to take the right path for your trip.
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The Veneto Region, nestled in the north-east of Italy, is a mix of history and traditions and, all of it, is enriched by the liveliness of its inhabitants and by a wide range of typical products all to be savored. From the highest peaks of the Dolomites, he embraces and welcomes each visitor with brotherly warmth, accommodating him among the many lounges of his cities of art, giving him unforgettable emotions. Turning between the pages of this site, you can organize your next holidays in the Veneto region and thanks to the many photos published, everything will be very simple.
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