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Culture of Mestre. Places to visit - old town, temples, theaters, museums and palaces

Mestre is a scenic Italian city favorable for cruising on foot and exploring unique landmarks and sights and enjoying beautiful streets. The Piazza Ferretto square is the heart of the city. The square is commonly a starting point of may touristic routes and tours. There is the highest in the city watch tower Torre dell’Orologio. All the city guests may get up to the observation platform and enjoy a vibrant panoramic view of the city and its scenic suburbs. All the landmarks are in full view from the platform. Not far from the square tourists will find an ancient park named San Giulliano, aged more than a hundred years. It has turned to an established place of holding of different music events and fests and street performances which take place in Mestre almost every week. During weekdays city residents and guests give preference to quiet serene rest in the greenery of aged trees. The scenic park is considered to be the most remarkable sight of the city.
1. The city center of Mestre is convenient for on foot exploration as all the significant landmarks and entertaining centers are located in close vicinity to each other. Drivers will … Open
During park exploration the tourists will come across the Ponte della Liberta (Bridge of Freedom) which joins Mestre and Venice. The historical part of the city is as well of the greatest attraction for tourists. Its territory has preserved lots of architectural landmarks of different epochs. The St. Lawrence Church is one of the most remarkable sights among them. The church was built in the 17th century and appears to visitors in its initial look and state at present.
The church features plenty of religious artifacts the age of which counts in centuries. The city tour should also include a visit to the Palazzo da Re building which presents a consonant fusion of various architectural styles and trends. Dramatic art connoisseurs will like the Toniolo theater set not fat from the central square of the city. Copyright
Mestre is a charming small town in northern Italy. Venice is located very close to Mestre. Both cities are connected with a big railroad bridge named the Liberty Bridge. The town’s … Open
The theater regularly holds first nights of theatrical and opera performances and a pompous building which hosts the theater is an important architectural landmark of the city. Tourists who will lack the sights and landmarks of the Mestre city should join a tour to Venice. Those looking for a more privatized and serene recreation should set off to country towns which have managed to preserve numerous historical landmarks and sights as well.
In the section below, you can get one of our excursion tickets or city discovery tours over Mestre and surroundings. Our website offers 10-30% lower ticket prices, when compared to the offline purchase on the spot.

City tours, excursions and tickets in Mestre and surroundings

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Map of all palaces
Public palaces near Mestre
♥   Palace 'Palazzo Labia' , 8.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Palace 'Ca’ Vendramin Calergi' , 8.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Palace 'Ca’ d’Oro' , 9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Palace 'Ca’ Foscari' , 9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Palace 'Palazzo Barbarigo' , 9.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Palace 'Ca’ Rezzonico' , 9.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Palace 'Palazzo Grassi' , 9.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all art museums
Art galleries in Mestre and around
♥   Art museum 'Ca Pesaro' Venice, 8.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Art museum 'Ca d Oro' Venice, 9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Art museum 'Ca Rezzonico' Venice, 9.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Art museum 'Museo Fortuny' Venice, 9.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Art museum 'Gallerie dell Accademia' Venice, 9.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all churches
Cathedrals and basilicas near Mestre
♥   Basilica di Ss. Maria Assunta, Donato e Cipriano, Venezia, 9.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Basilica di S. Maria della Salute, Venezia, 9.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Basilica Cattedrale Patriachale di S. Marco, Venezia, 9.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Basilica di S. Giorgio Maggiore, Venezia, 10.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Basilica Concattedrale di S. Pietro di Castello, Venezia, 11.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Chiesa S. Maria Asssunta, Troina, 13.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Basilica della Madonna Grande, Treviso, 19.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Unique spots in Mestre and near


From the series “Most spectacular mountain roads”
Those enthusiasts who are not afraid of difficult roads and planning to visit Italy should definitely go for a ride on the mountain serpentine Pasubio. The road lies in the mountainous region of Vicenza, it is very narrow and slippery that’s why not all the locals prefer to drive on it by car. To start a journey around the track on a massive SUV is meaningless as it is impossible to overcome the sharp turns, especially the narrow parts of the road. A significant part of the transport stream are motorcycles and bicycles. Too many dangers lurk drivers of two-wheeled transport on the road. … Read further


From the series “The most magical and picturesque cities in the world”
In the Venetian lagoon is an amazing Burano island, which is usually regarded as a single tourist attraction. The main feature of the islet, the whole territory of which is cut by canals, are colorful houses of local residents. Known for its unique architecture, the city hides many secrets, so, until now, the history of the appearance of its name is considered unknown. According to one of the versions, the city on the island was founded by a family named Buriano, from which eventually the name of the settlement occurred. … Read further
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Landmarks of culture on Mestre map: art-galleries, monuments, palaces, etc

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