Piazza San Marco and its Basilica, Palazzo Ducale and tons of bridges: are not these the most famous and universally recognised features of Venice? Although, none ever believes that the wonders of this city could end here. Indeed, it is time to rediscover this unique city and to look at it in a whole new light.
Linked to the city and to the mainland by many water buses, Lido of Venice has been for long time the hub of Venice's tourist life, and it is still so for beach lovers and vip-watchers during the International Film Festival! But Lido hides a lot of wonderful surprises, especially for those who know it only for the combination of beach and relaxation. For example, not everyone knows that it can be visited also by bike.
Those who decide to live an adventure on two wheels in these places, with their own bike or with a rented one, can discover the wonders of Lido of Venice and Pellestrina. Starting from Lido, it is possible to ride along the waterfront and admire the Art Nouveau buildings and the amazing hotels hosting the most famous Hollywood stars. Exploring the places by bike, you can proceed at your own pace and enjoy the scenery. Suddenly, you will notice that the lavish surrounding buildings left place to quiet tree-lined avenues.
The route continues towards Murazzi, which were built to defend the city from the sea. Keep on biking, you will be surrounded by the rich vegetation of the area and by sandy dunes, until arriving to Malamocco, an “island in the island”. Completely surrounded by channels, connected by bridges to the island of Lido, Malamocco is among the oldest lagoon settlements. There you will live in the typical Venetian mood.
Proceed towards Alberoni area, among whose sand dunes, protected by WWF, it hides out the natural habitat of many seabird species. From Alberoni, you can take a ferry-boat and reach the island of Pellestrina, to end your excursion.
Unexpected landscapes, rich in nature and colours, fishermen's houses and boats are just some of the reasons why you deserve to live this enchanting experience. It is sometimes necessary, indeed, to leave the already beaten paths to find out the traditions, the historical roots and the nature of the Venice Lagoon.