1/5 - Terrible
Verified travelerJan 28, 2020
Rough, unclean, not worth staying in
Historic landmarks, sprawling green parks and traditional Italian culture make this suburb a comfortable, scenic retreat just minutes from the canals of Venice.
Mestre is an enchanting area full of parks, designer stores and a central piazza with historic landmarks. The region is a romantic and scenic retreat for vacationers and travelers. It is also known for its pizza restaurants that prepare traditional family recipes and its patisseries with homemade cakes. The commune provides a welcoming traditional ambiance with cobblestone streets and family-run stores.
Stroll around the scenic Piazza Ferretto. Peruse ancient buildings around the square and relax near the central water fountain which generates a sense of calm. Designer shops dot the surroundings. Eat at one of the piazza’s restaurants with al fresco dining along the pedestrianized area.
Next to the piazza is the Galleria Matteotti, a strip of stores enclosed by a glass roof. Browse jewelers and art shops.
Wander around the historic landmarks of Mestre, perhaps on a free tour of the 17th-century Cathedral of St. Lawrence. Look for the Torre dell’Orologio, a famous watchtower built in 1108; it is the only surviving remnant of a wall that protected the city in medieval times. Admire the Podestarile Palace, a centuries-old building now used as an important government building.
Have a picnic on the grass of San Giuliano Park. Stay for an outdoor concert in the evening. At the nearby Albanese Bissuola Park, you can feed the ducks in the pond.
Take a sip of Aperol, an orange-colored traditional alcoholic drink of tangy sparkling water. If you love coffee, be sure to have an espresso, typically served strong in Italy. Indulge in other Italian favorites, such as pizza and pasta. Although Italian is the main language in Mestre, you may encounter people ordering their meals in the Romance dialect of Venetian.
Due to its affordability, Mestre is often used as a base by travelers visiting the historic center of Venice. Use the easy transportation links between the two regions by train and bus at any time of day. The most practical connection is via the Venezia Mestre Railway Station.
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Take photos of the imposing bell tower in this historic square before dropping in at the upscale boutiques along the colonnade.
The beating heart of the city where you’ll find some of its most famous sights, its best cafes, and enjoy the true charm of Venice.
Take a gondola ride along Venice’s beautiful canal and see the city and its magnificent sights in all their glory.
Cross the romantic old bridge, one of Venice’s most iconic and world-famous sights, now packed with souvenirs and street entertainers.
The home of the Venetian ruling elite for hundreds of years, an enduring monument to the city’s power and stature.
An exquisite Byzantine cathedral and one of the most striking of all Venice’s great attractions with a story as old as the city itself.
Discover Venice at your own pace with the Alilaguna public transport card. You can take advantage of unlimited access to Venice's public transport system for either 24 or 72 hours.
Venice's historic art scene is at your fingertips with the Venice Art Card. Save money and time with skip-the-line admissions to some of the best-known sites of this charming city, including the museums of St. Mark's Square, the Jewish Museum, and 16 churches.
Cruise across the waters of the Venetian Lagoon to visit 3 famous islands, each with its own unique ambiance and time-honored traditions. Hop off to explore colorful Burano, roam the streets of quaint Torcello, and watch the famous glass-blowing masters of Murano at work.
Combine the top 2 sights in Venice in a hassle-free tour led by an expert local guide. With pre-reserved tickets and skip-the-line access, you get straight inside the Doge's Palace for an intimate small-group tour. First, step inside Venice's most important church, St.
Skip the lines and step inside 2 of Venice's most iconic monuments with a knowledgeable guide. First, go behind the pink marble facade of the Doge's Palace to see all of Venice's historic wealth and power on display, and then walk under the gold mosaics and beneath the gilded domes of Saint Mark's Basilica.
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Verified travelerNov 10, 2019
Great location for travelling to venice. Mestre is very quiet so I do recommend buying the €40 ticket for the public transport and you can travel in and out of venice in 15 minutes for 72 hours .