San Nicolò di Lido

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9 travelers at this place:

  • Day3


    October 2 in Italy

    Heute stand für uns das Inselumland von Venedig auf dem Reiseplan. Nach einem erneut opulenten Frühstück im Hotel begaben wir uns in die Innenstadt, wo wir uns für die Nutzung der Wasserwege ein Ticket besorgten. Sogleich saßen wir in einem der Wasserbusse in Richtung der berühmten Glasinsel Murano. Als wir anlegten, schien die Sonne und setzte die wunderschönen Häuschen der Manufskturinsel in Szene. Nach einem Rundgang mit Snacktime (AperoliSprizz) setzten wir mit dem Wasserbuss auf Burano über. Hier bewunderten wir die farbenfroh gestalteten Fassaden der kleinen Häuschen des verschlafenen Dorfes. Märchenhaft. Letzter Halt war die Strandinsel Lido bevor wir in die Altstadt und dann in unser Hotel zurück kehrten. Hier bot sich uns die Schönheit des endlos anmutenden Mittelmeerstrand. Im Hotel angekommen ließen wir den wunderschönen letzten Tag unseres traumhaften Urlaubs gemütlich ausklingen.Read more

  • Day4

    Ein gelungener Tag

    April 23 in Italy

    Zu schnell vergingen mal wieder die letzten Tage.
    Unseren letzten, sehr erlebnisreichen Tag genossen wir nochmal in vollen Zügen.

    Begonnen auf dem Panoramadach des Luxus-Einkaufszentrums Fontego dei Tedeschi, gefolgt von einer Fahrt auf dem Canale Grande und einer Radtour mit dem Double Bike auf Lido.

    Ein letztes schönes Abendessen rundete den Tag gelungen ab.
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  • Day2


    December 28, 2016 in Italy

    In Lido angekommen gönnen wir uns erst mal einen kurzen Kaffestopp, bevor es dann zu Fuß weiter geht, bis wir den Strand erreichen. Dort angekommen schauen wir uns ein wenig um und entschließen kurzerhand das herrliche Wetter (15 Grad und Sonne) und die herrliche Aussicht, bei einem Drink in der Strandbar zu genießen ☀️🍻🍷😉Read more

  • Day8

    Venice - nearly..

    June 17, 2017 in Italy

    Stats: 105.6 km, 110 m elevation gained, 745.7 km from the start.

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    We enjoy our breakfast in the hotel and start into the day with a little bit of heartache since it is the last day of cycling. Another long, but very flat section lays ahead of us. We are lucky with the direction of wind and the first kilometers are fast and easy. After 55 km the first break. It is 12.35, we are thirsty, need some shade to cool down and are more than happy when we finally reach a supermarket in one of the villages. What we didn't know was the schedule of Italian siesta: 12.30 to 4 p.m. No chance to get anything. Fortunately the bakery is still open. Unffortunately they charge us a ridiculous amount of money for two bottles of water and some cookies.
    As we are approaching Venice, the roads become busier and we see more cars with foreign license plates. We stop again in Lido de Jesolo to buy some food for the evening at one of the shopping centers but find this crowded area rather ugly. Good to get away from here soon. There is a nice cycleway between Laguna Veneta and the river. No cars and few other people. At the end of this Viaa Christo Re we have to cross a floodgate, but it's closed as there are some boats passing. While we wait for it to open again we meet Piedro. He is on a day trip from his hometown to Venice. Like us he loves travelling by bicycle and we have a good time talking about our experiences and future trips. We ride together to the Punta Sabbioni ferry station. Unfortunatly the next ferry is a small one and they do not allow us to take the bicycles on board. Thus we have to wait another 30 minutes for the next boat. Thanks to tha chat with Piedro the time is passing by quickly. At the Lido ferry station we say goodbye to him, as he has to continue to the train station.
    We go to meet our AirBnB host and leave our stuff in the accommodation. The interior of the flat, the furniture and decoration looks as if his grandparents were living there. I'm wondering if I will find the dead grandma if I open the closets. The most expensive accommodation during this trip is also the least tasteful.
    The outside is not so much better I think. We go for a walk along the beach - which is at least free of other tourists at this time of the day. But the seemingly never ending lines of beach chairs and little huts in three, four or five rows give us an idea of what it looks like here during the day. I wonder why people spend their holidays like this. I wouldn't last an hour in this place. Anyway, everything here is extremely touristy and after a week on the bicycle, most of the time in remote places, it is weird to be here.
    I hope than Venice itself can somehow compensate my disappointment from today.
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  • Day9


    June 18, 2017 in Italy

    Unlike all the days before we don't have to pack our bags in the morning. Instead we walk to the supermarket around the corner, get some fresh fruit for breakfast, and enjoy it under the morning sun on a bench at the Lido ferry port. After that we take one of the ferries to Venice. We get off at Sant Elena to explore the city from this side. This part appears to be a bit abandoned as many of the houses are at least partly uninhabitated. We stumble upon some art exhibitions that belong to the Biennale. Some parts are only accesible with a ticket, but others are free. So we get to see some pieces of modern art .. interesting..
    Soon we find ourselves sourrounded by masses of other tourists. Obviously we are approaching the Piazza de San Marco. Everyone is busy taking photos and it's hard to move forward in any direction. Maybe it would be a nice place without all the people. Basically this is my impression of Venice throughout the whole day. Definitely it is a very special city. No cars and streets, but canals and boats instead. But so many tourists! I find it's a very strange atmosphere. Something like a normal city-life is missing. Of course there are no offices in Venice and probably there is no business that is not related to tourism. Houses are used for Hotels, restaurants, art galleries and souvenir shops. And those, that are still used for living are mostly in a desolate state. Piedro told us yesterday that Venice was too expensive for people to live there. Thus it remains a city of tourists.
    Today a people's vote against cruises entering the Venice canal takes place. They want to make the big ships stop at Lido, because the cruisers' residues deestroy the substance of the city. We vote in favor of their request and hope that they will be successful. There is enough water-traffic around Venice anyway.
    We try to find a baggage deposit for the next day, as our train only leaves at 2 pm. But there are only two places and both would charge us 7 Euro for each bag. Our bike-bags are small, but we have four of them. No discussion possible. So we decide to spend our next morning on Lido and avoid the baggage deposit.
    After 10 hours of walking around we take the ferry back to Lido. As the temperatures are getting more endurable right now we decide for a run along the beach. Our route goes to a small lighthouse on the north eastern end of Lido and back. It's a beautiful scenery.
    Back home we meet our flat companions, a couple from Ukraine, also tourists. That adds another question mark to our considerations concerning the concept of this flat. Probably we'll never find out..
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