Lido Venice, Italy
Posted by Avital Pinnick on July 19, 2012
I waited nearly an hour to take this photograph of Venice at sunset!
The Lido, or Lido di Venezia, is an 11-km long island built on a sandbar that lies between Venice and the Adriatic sea. It’s a quiet resort area with lavish, colorful hotels and huge beaches. We walked down the main street, Gran Viale Santa Maria Elisabetta, from the vaporetto stop to the shore of the Adriatic sea. It reminded me of Tel Aviv, actually.
Like Venice, Lido has canals. Unlike Venice, Lido also has cars and buses.
These hotels were photographed on Santa Maria Elisabetta.
The Grande Albergo Ausonia & Hungaria was built in 1905. It is known for the more than 7000 polychrome tiles that cover the building’s facade.
The entrance of the hotel has a sign inviting passersby to come inside and take photographs, so I wandered around a couple of the art nouveau rooms.
I thought this was a St. Mark (winged lion) towel hung to dry but now I see that it’s a banner attached to the balcony.
Me and the Adriatic Sea.