Venice's Lido is a public beach with a shipwreck at one end. The island also has a casino, stables and the Alberoni Golf Club.
It was the setting for Thomas Mann's classic novel Death in Venice. In 1202 at the beginning of the Fourth Crusade, it was used as a camp by the crusaders, who were blockaded there by the Venetians when they could not pay for the Venetian ships they needed for transport.
In United Kingdom, lido refers to a public swimming pool which is outside, or part of a beach where people can swim, lie in the sun or do water sports.