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Sightseeing in Mestre - what to see. Complete travel guide

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 downtown is closed for traffic, so you can walk through it on foot without any hassle.
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. … Open
Not far away from the center of Mestre you can find numerous cozy cafes, many of which have spacious open terraces. Simply everywhere in this place you will see pastry shops and bakeries that simply lure visitors by marvelous aromas. When it comes to sights of the town, you will quickly be sure that charming town is not deprived.
Start your observation of most notable sites of Mestre from the central square called Piazza Ferretto. The observation areas of the Torre dell'Orologio tower feature a magnificent view of the city. After enjoying the beauty of bird's eye views of the town and getting down to earth, you will find several open-air cafes and restaurants that serve traditional Italian dishes, as well as several designer boutiques. San Giulliano Park has become a favorite destination for cycling enthusiasts and hikers, as well as for music lovers. The reason for this is in the fact numerous musical concerts featuring foreign and local artists are frequently conducted here. The park also features amazing views of the Liberty Bridge, behind which is located the beautiful Venice. Copyright
The city of Mestre features inimitable romantic ambience and ultimate beauty offering its guests plenty of attractions and entertainments for fascinating vacations. The city does not offer … Open
Boating is one of the main tourist entertainments in Mestre. You can also look at regatta or traditional entertainment of the locals - gondola races. This place is no less fascinating for shoppers. In Mestre you will find a large number of antique shops, malls, designer boutiques and souvenir shops. Le Barche is usually called the most popular shopping center of the town. Nightclubs and bars are open every night and they traditionally offer diverse and original programs and performances.
The favorite place for recreation for locals is the Bissaula. This is a real green oasis, which will be interesting to visit at any time of the year. In the park, there are many recreation areas and sports grounds, and there are also playgrounds for children. In winter, fans of skiing will enjoy here. Professional slopes and running tracks are built here for them. It is most interesting to relax in the park in summer, when it is buried in an abundance of green trees and flower beds. In summer, among this natural splendor, several swimming pools are put in place for holidaymakers.
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
In the historic area of ​​Mestre is the Church of St. Lorenz. It was built in the 17th century and perfectly preserved to our days. Year after year, the locals restored the church, now it is a real warehouse of religious artifacts. The age of all the relics represented within the walls of the church is more than a hundred years. The very design of the church is of great historical and artistic value.
On one of the central streets of the city is the historic theater Toniolo, whose building also represents a huge architectural value. Now the theater holds both classical and new productions. Decoration of past years preserved in the theater gives it its special atmosphere.
Mestre is known not only for upscale gastronomy establishments but for small family owned restaurants and cafes which serve excellent dishes of ethnic cuisine. Walking through the Piazza … Open
During a walk through the historic streets, you can see many unique monuments of architecture; one of the most unusual is the Palazzo da Re. It combines a variety of architectural styles. The palace is indebted to numerous reconstructions for its unique appearance. Nearby is the beautiful Palazzo Podestarile, which is famous for its luxurious decoration. This historic monument belongs to the city administration currently.
Rest in Mestre will be incomplete without visiting local restaurants, many of which also have long acquired the status of outstanding attractions. The most famous restaurant is Da Tura. It specializes in the preparation of national dishes and delicacies. Some culinary masterpieces that guests of this restaurant can taste, will not be available, even in the most prestigious restaurants in Venice. This restaurant will impress seafood lovers, as well as connoisseurs of fine Italian wine.
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Map of all shopping areas
Shopping streets in Mestre
♥   Shopping area ' Calle Larga XXII Marzo' Venice, 9.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Shopping area ' Salizada San Moisé' Venice, 9.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Shopping area ' Calle Valaresso' Venice, 9.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Shopping area ' Piazza San Marco' Venice, 9.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all castles
Survived castles around Mestre
♥   Castle 'Castello di Mestre' Mestre, 9.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Residenza Il Castello' Fivizzano, 9.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Fortress of Sant’Andrea' Itri, 12.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Forte di Sant’Andrea' Venezia, 12.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Rocca dei Tempesta' Noale, 14.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all parks
National and city parks around Mestre
♥   National Park 'Parco nazionale delle Dolomiti Bellunesi' , 77.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   World Heritage Site 'The Dolomites' , 106.8 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

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