My two nieces and their 86 year old grandfather have been enjoying several days in Venice but although he's fit, their grandfather now needs a bit of chill-out time so they'd like to go to the Lido this Sunday. I presume they'd get a vaporetto from St Mark's across to the Lido but is there a boat that goes straight round to the beach or should they get a bus from the waterstop taxi to the beach?
No doubt the public beach on a Sunday will be very busy so they're happy to pay for entrance to a private beach. Which private beach would you recommend please? Ideally the typical sort that might have been featured in Death in Venice (yes, a cliche I know but that's the ideal!) Also how much would it cost to hire parasols, sun loungers, towels etc?
I reckon they'd also like to be able to get lunch on the same beach or nearby so any restaurant recommendations would also be greatly appreciated.
Also, if it's raining (?!) where would you suggest they go in Venice for a bit of chill-out time, away from the crowds for a bit?!! Fingers crossed you'll be able to help as there doesn't seem to be much up-to-date info about the Lido.
Many thanks in anticipation!