At a glance
Float down the famous canals on a gondola
Wander the arches of St Mark's Basilica
Disappear down winding streets to find the best gelato
Top things to See and Do in Venice
The words ‘Venice’ and ‘beach’ aren’t often uttered in the same breath, unless you’re talking about the sunny strip in L.A. In fact, most people don’t know that Venice has a beach. But it does – Lido. Not to be confused with Lido di Jesolo, this is actually an island southeast of Venice – a slender sandbank that sits between city and sea. It’s got a string of great beaches to laze on. If that’s not enough sand to satisfy, there’s another stretch just under an hours’ boat ride across the water. Lido di Jesolo offers up all the froth and bubble of a classic Med holiday resort. Think parasols and buckets and spades aplenty. Plus plenty of watersports to make the sea as tempting as the sand.