Mestre

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Mestre featuring street scenes
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.

Where to stay in Mestre

Hu Venezia Camping in Town
Hu Venezia Camping in Town
3 out of 5
Via Giuseppe De Marchi 7, Marghera, Mestre, VE, 30175
The price is $36 per night from Dec 23 to Dec 24
$36
per night
Dec 23 - Dec 24
Stay at this 3-star campground in Mestre. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and an outdoor pool. Our guests praise the comfy rooms and the overall value in our ...
3.8/5 Good! (1,942 reviews)
"If you like camp style houses you must book this one , because its so comfortable and beautiful place. location is also good not far from train station"

Reviewed on Nov 20, 2022

Hu Venezia Camping in Town
Leonardo Royal Hotel Venice Mestre
Leonardo Royal Hotel Venice Mestre
4.5 out of 5
Via Ca Marcello, 6, Mestre, 30172
The price is $68 per night from Jan 4 to Jan 5
$68
per night
Jan 4 - Jan 5
Stay at this 4.5-star luxury hotel in Mestre. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast, and room service. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful staff in our reviews. ...
4.6/5 Exceptional! (414 reviews)
"Nice and clean. Close to train station"

Reviewed on Nov 14, 2022

Leonardo Royal Hotel Venice Mestre
a&o Venezia Mestre 2
a&o Venezia Mestre 2
Via Ca' Marcello, 13, Mestre, VE, 30172
The price is $46 per night from Dec 8 to Dec 9
$46
per night
Dec 8 - Dec 9
Stay at this hostel in Mestre. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast, and onsite parking. Our guests praise the comfy rooms and the property condition in our reviews. Popular ...
4.2/5 Excellent! (690 reviews)
"Italy requires everyone including children to show ID to check in into a hotel. Nothing the hotel can do, but it did made me fell uncomfortable sharing so much info about my kids with a hotel."

Reviewed on Dec 2, 2022

a&o Venezia Mestre 2
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Hu Venezia Camping in Town
Hu Venezia Camping in Town
3 out of 5
Via Giuseppe De Marchi 7, Marghera, Mestre, VE, 30175
Stay at this 3-star campground in Mestre. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and an outdoor pool. Our guests praise the comfy rooms and the overall value in our ...
3.8/5 Good! (1,942 reviews)
"If you like camp style houses you must book this one , because its so comfortable and beautiful place. location is also good not far from train station"

Reviewed on Nov 20, 2022

Hu Venezia Camping in Town
Staycity Aparthotels Venice Mestre
Staycity Aparthotels Venice Mestre
Via Ca' Marcello 8L, Mestre, Venice, 30172
Stay at this business-friendly aparthotel in Mestre. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast, and a 24-hour fitness center. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the bathrooms ...
4.6/5 Exceptional! (429 reviews)
"Close to train station and supermarket. Just 10 minutes to the venice st. lucia station. Friendly and helpful staff, very accomodating. Has got a simple fitness room which only allows 1 person at a time during COVID"

Reviewed on Nov 7, 2022

Staycity Aparthotels Venice Mestre
Camping Fusina
Camping Fusina
3 out of 5
Via Moranzani, 93, Fusina, Mestre, 30176
Stay at this 3-star campground in Mestre. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and an outdoor pool. Our guests praise the restaurant and the WiFi in our reviews. Popular ...
3.8/5 Good! (229 reviews)
"We were very glad we chose Camping Fusina. It had everything we needed and was a two minute walk to the ferry over to Venice. It was perfect for going to check out the busy streets and canals of old Venice and come back for a quiet rest. Our only complaint was the last ferry back left at 830 and ..."

Reviewed on Oct 5, 2022

Camping Fusina
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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