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Lido (Venice)

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While it might not be the most beautiful beach in Italy, Lido offers location, location, location. One of the islands of Venice , Lido (just 10-minutes by vaparetto from St. Mark’s Square) offers a sandy beach escape in the middle of one of the world’s most visited cities. The grand old hotels along the 7-mile long island offer cabanas and other beach services. The public can also access the beaches for a small fee.

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