"She never went near the Lido, of course"
1920's travel poster for Venice and the Lido
Public Domain1920's travel poster for Venice and the Lido - Credit: Vittorio Grassi (1878-1958)

The Lido de Venezia (Venice Lido) is a sandbank in the Venetian Lagoon, one edge of which is a stretch of sandy beach used by tourists from the nearby hotels.

One of these hotels, the Grand Hotel des Bains, was the setting for Thomas Mann's novel Death in Venice, as well as the location for the film version of the novel, directed by Visconti.

The Lido is also the location of the Venice Film Festival which takes place annually in late August or early September.




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