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Sitting in a Lido Cafe

It is 5:30 on a Monday afternoon.  While writing this entry I wanted to experience life on the Lido di Veneto.  I am in a cafe/bar where it appears to be the local hangout spot.  Sitting next to the canal and under an umbrella, I’ve got it made with lots of chips and a...

The LIDO of Venice #2

With the Lido experiences mentioned in my last post you’d think I would never want to visit the island again! So later, when I began to take charge of my own tours, I tended to stay in hotels located in Venice proper, even though they were twice the price. Consequently,...

The LIDO of Venice

My first few trips to Venice were spent on the Lido. As a young teacher, I enlisted a group of my students to travel with me to Europe, and I relied on a big educational tour company to do all the planning and guiding. This was great because I had no experience in Europe other...

The Lido Neighborhood

Staying on the Lido is like becoming a part of the neighborhood. Our hotel is in a residential neighborhood with absolutely no vehicular traffic. Although there are cars on the island, most people travel by bike or by foot. Plus, my hotel neighborhood is so peaceful and quiet. ...