Union Lido is perfectly placed on the Venetian Riviera to allow easy access to both Venice and the islands of Murano, Burano and Torcello where you will enjoy unlimited fascinating sights and also the marked contrast between the islands. A visit to St Marks square demonstrates the deep rich religious background this floating city has to offer, but when the sun goes down, the city of Venice softly lights up the sky and turns it’s attentions back towards it’s roots as one of the most romantic cities on the planet.
Why not take a trip out on a Gondola and explore this fascinating city the way the locals do. Enjoy fine dining or a family visit to many of the canal side cafes and bars. Visit the Venice park and see how beautiful it is, admire the Venetian actors baying for your attention, (always polite to leave a little tip after a fantastic colourful photo opportunity).
Purchase your 'day hopper' ticket from the Union Lido information office down in the main square. This will give you a 12 hour ticket that can be used for the buses and water ferries in the locale of Cavallino and Venice. You will also be given a map of the water ferries operating around Venice along with all the stops, which will help you to navigate your way around this beautiful historical floating city. Of course, you can purchase single tickets if you prefer, just ask at the Union Lido information office for more information.
The bus stops are outside the main entrance of the holiday park. Just pop across the road to catch the bus bound for Punta Sabbioni (Ferry Port for Venice and the surrounding islands). The buses and ferries operate very efficiently which means minimal wait times between either service. The bus uses an electronic ticket scanner to help speed up the boarding process. Just swipe your card against it and the machine will beep to confirm! The same applies to the ferry. Just scan your card on the machine, wait for the beep then board the ferry.
A very simple way to reach this magical city! Remember to take a hat! Those open squares can catch the sunlight!
Lido di Jesolo is the perfect coastal resort for both couples and families as it offers an array of never ending shops and bars as well as a superb beach. Only a short bus journey from Union Lido, Jesolo is a very popular tourist location. Plenty of bars, restaurants and attractions for everyone. You can purchase a ticket for Lido di Jesolo at the Union Lido information office. The bus picks up just outside the entrance to the Union Lido holiday park (heading to your right)
Bolero often gets asked about what other local services are available and for the more nautically inclined, Bolero has spent some time researching boating companies, and found a great local company offering boat hire within the lagoons. Laguniamo, founded in 2016 offers small electric boats to rent, along with guided tours in Kayak's for the more adventurous. These services can be booked via the Union Lido information office on your Bolero Holiday.
Aqualandia is only a short journey from the family holiday park of Union Lido, and a must for all water loving families and friends. The park is a homage to everything fast and slippery as giant water slides cascade into deep blue swimming pools and people race down them at high speed screaming with delight. Watch burly men cry on the kamikaze and children happily play all day under the warmth of the Italian sun. Aqualandia is a perfect day out for all ages and will provide an unforgettable experience. You can purchase tickets from Union Lido along with the bus tickets to minimise any hassle getting to and from the water park.
One of the best ways to see the area (which is popular with the locals), is to explore this beautiful peninsular by bike. You can hire a bike from a local company called Tuttobici di Stefano based in Ca’Ballarin, a short walk from the Union Lido holiday park. Bolero can provide you with info on scenic routes in the area, and maps to help guide you around. Why not visit the weekly markets, or head down to Lido di Jesolo for a meal in one of the numerous bars and restaurants.