Swimming on the Lido Beach

gondola with bath, 1865



Gondola with a wooden ‘bath’ to take a swim away from prying eyes, 1865.Swimming Costumes, 1865Swimming costumes, 1865. They are not Venetians but beach fashion in those years was quite the same in France and Italy.

Death in Venice

A scene from “Death in Venice”, 1970, by Luchino Visconti. Based on the novel of the German writer Thomas Mann, 1912. Wonderful reconstruction of the Belle Epoque spirit on the Lido beach of Venice.