What an excellent day I had on the Lido, yesterday!
I took the 5.2 vaporetto from the Guglie stop, and arrived at the Lido about 45 minutes later. Then, I took a bus, Linea B, to a stop in Malamocco.
Before I caught the bus (the Actv pass covers buses on the Lido), I stopped for some coffee, a sinfully tasty brioche, and the use of the toilet.
The toilette looked like this:
When I got off the bus, I crossed the road, and headed toward the seafront. Soon, I found my destination, the murazzo. This is an embankment or seawall that was built to protect the Lido from storm surges. It stretches for about 5 km, and is popular with walkers, cyclists and dogs.
Every so often, along the walkway, there is an opening, with steps down to an area between the walkway and the seawall.
And now, we are in a different environment, with the seawall on one side, the wall of the walkway on the other, and a long stretch of paving blocks ahead of us. (I think they might be Istrian stone, but I’m not sure.) They reminded me somewhat of the paved streets of Pompeii.
There has been a lot of debris tossed over the seawall onto this area.
Further down the walkway, I found the restaurant that this belongs to:
It wasn’t opened, but in season, it would be a perfect place to have lunch or dinner, and gaze out at the sea.
The sea was so lovely, a vivid contrast to the white stones.
What a great place for a training run.
Are these the remnants of a fishing expedition?
And, “The Murazzo Walk of Fame”.