The narrow strip of Lido is Venice’s only defense from the sea, a danger that worried the Doges of old times. Therefore, they made sure to reinforce the defenses of Lido. Huge rocks, and later Concrete were placed to create a string of protecting fences.
Nowadays the beaches of Lido attract tourists from all over the world. The center of Lido is one of the most prosperous areas in Venice, with villas and private gardens surrounded by walls. All the important fashion houses compete on opening outlets along the central boulevard of Lido. Every day a new restaurant, coffee shop or club are opened here.
The Casino Municipale is another tourist attraction during the summer. The place is for tourists only, and the law forbids local residents from entering the casino.