Palazzo del Cinema on Lido di Venezia is the main headquarters for the Venice International Film Festival. Built in the Modernist style of the time, it was inaugurated in 1937 for the fifth edition of the Festival.
HOW TO REACH VENICE
Marco Polo international airport in Venice is the third largest Italian international hub (after Rome and Milan). The Marco Polo Venice airport is served by all major airlines with a network of over 100 destinations in the world (North America, Europe, Far and Middle East).
From the airport, take the Alilaguna waterbus to either Lido or Venice.
There is a covered walkway from the airport to the Alilaguna waterbus station on the departure level of the airport.
About 30 km further from Venice there is another airport called, Treviso Sant’Angelo , which hosts all main low cost airlines.
The Venice railway station (Venezia Santa Lucia), facing the Grand Canal, is one of the main train stations in Italy and serves both national and international routes. For all train infos visit www.trenitalia.it
The map shows the relative positions of the mainland, Venice city and the Lido island where LESI 2022 will be held.
Lido di Venezia is a thin island that stretches for about 12 km between the Venice lagoon and the Adriatic Sea and is connected to the city and the mainland only by scheduled “vaporetti” waterbuses and small ferries for the transport of vehicles.
The Conference Center and many hotels are on the island of Lido.
It will take about 30 minutes to travel from Venice city to the Conference Center on the Lido Island.
We warmly suggest not to book on the mainland.
Transportation in Venice, which is built on water, is different from most cities. Venice has no ground transportation, only waterbuses. Lido has ground transportation (buses, cars and bicycles), but the routes do not go beyond the limits of the island. .
A single trip ticket costs 7.5 EUR.
Tickets for public transportation must be bought before you board. It is possible to buy tickets on the “vaporetto” waterbus, but they will often cost you more. You can buy tickets directly at the airport, at Lido Santa Maria Elisabetta, or at many other ticket offices throughout the city.
Public transportation (waterbuses and regular buses) run all night, but somewhat less frequently.
There are taxis within Lido and watertaxis in Venice and between Venice/Lido/.
Watertaxis are very expensive (around 100 EUR/ride) but can take up to 10 people, so they can be a reasonable choice if you share costs in a large group.