For the tirelessly chic, summer on the Adriatic Coast might have meant a trip to Venice's exclusive Lido Beach. Once a playground for the fabulous, the beach will now be open to tourists.
The seven-mile stretch located on the Venice Lido island was established in the 1850s as one of Europe's first beach resorts. Historically, its beach was only accessed by some fee-paying visitors or guests of the island's pricey hotels. Those who can are known to rent private bungalows for almost $20,000 a season to protect their privacy.