The main island.
Nearby island with famous blown glass studios
Nearby island with textiles and painted houses.
Nearby island with an Armenian monastery and an impressive art collection, including some world class pieces.
Mestre is the mainland, but still a part of Venice.
Jesolo is one of the most important beaches in Italy, just 45' from Venice by car or by boat (ferry from Treporti to Venice).
If you are staying in Venice and wish to avoid the more touristy and expensive areas, along with the accompanying noise, Lido is an under-appreciated gem. Trendier and more residential than traditional Venice, it still offers small canals, a variety of dining and impressive views of the city from across the Lagoon. At times it feels reminiscent of Palm Beach, Florida, with its upscale homes, historic architecture and its easy, island feel.
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