Lido di Venezia
Venice Lido is a thin island that stretches between the Venice Lagoon and the Adriatic Sea, bordered by the St. Niccolò ports and Malamocco, and connected to the city by vaporetto line. Since ancient times, in the north of the site there was the Benedictine Abbey that later was used to house the remains of St. Niccolò, patron saint of sailors. The coast of the island is characterized by the eighteenth-century Murazzi, sea defense works. Towards the old town, the architecture is rich of Art Nouveau buildings and green parks; on the opposite side, a very picturesque promenade, with a long avenue that runs along the beach, which owes its fame to the natural dunes and clean water.