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07/01/2011 08:46 am ET | Updated Aug 31, 2011

Venice's Lido Beach, Once Exclusive, Now Open To The Public

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.

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