With its golden sands and wealth of family attractions, the Venetian Riviera is Italian beach life at its best. Whether you want to laze away your days with a good book on the beach, or fancy braving the thrilling slides at Aqualandia water park, you’ll have plenty to keep you occupied on holidays to the Venetian Riviera. And if you want to experience the grand architecture, museums, and fabulous food of Venice itself, you’re only a short ferry ride away. With so much to see and do, families and couples have everything they need for a relaxing, fun-packed holiday.

Things to do

If you’re on holiday in the Venetian Riviera and you're looking to take a break from the beach for a while, then a good bet would be to take a ferry to Venice. To start with, you could explore the stunning Piazza San Marco square, which is overlooked by St Mark's Basilica, a huge Italo-Byzantine church dating back more than 1,000 years. Both inside and out, it's one of the city's most imposing landmarks, and a powerful symbol of the wealth of the Venetian Empire, which lasted 1,100 years. Head to the beautiful 16th-century Rialto Bridge above the Grand Canal, then see a concert or opera at the Teatro La Fenice theatre.

For something extra special for your Venetian Riviera holidays, hire a gondola for an hour or so, which will let you get the best views of the Renaissance buildings from areas that you can’t reach on foot. However, gondolas can be rather pricey, especially in the peak season, and they are by no means essential. Sometimes, it's just as enjoyable, and arguably more exciting, to explore Venice spontaneously rather than following a strict schedule. If you're eager to get away from the touristy areas, head up to Cannaregio, where you can immerse yourself in traditional Venetian life, see the Jewish ghetto, and explore the lively cafés.

The Lido island is also home to many beautiful Italian Art Noveau buildings and the Chiesa di San Nicolò di Lido, a church dating back more than 900 years.

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In the summer months temperatures reach the high 20s to low 30s (°C).

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Venice Marco Polo (VCE) airport is 32km from Lido di Jesolo; 94km from Lignano Sabbiadoro; and 96km from Bibione.

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