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MestreItaly

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.

Top hotels in Mestre

Jolly Camping In Town
Jolly Camping In Town
3 out of 5
Via Giuseppe De Marchi 7, Marghera, Mestre, VE
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Located in Marghera, this campsite is within 3 miles (5 km) of Porto Marghera, Ferretto Square and Municipal Tower of Mestre. Villa Salus Hospital and Auchan ...

3.8/5Good! (1,846 reviews)

"It was in easy reach of Venice and the site was clean and well organised."…"

Reviewed on 13 Aug,2020

Jolly Camping In Town
Hotel Villa Sara
Hotel Villa Sara
80 Via Ugo Vallenari, Mestre
The price is SG$107 per night from 2 Feb to 3 Feb
Excludes taxes & fees

Situated near the airport, this inn is within 6 mi (10 km) of Forte Bazzera, Doge's Palace and Ca' d'Oro Giorgio Franchetti Gallery. St. Mark's Square and Rialto ...

3.6/5Good! (5 reviews)
Excellent and considerate service

"Extraordinarily helpfull and considerate service from Felicia Bonjonca at the reception. At her own suggestion she got up extra early and prepared us a ‘take along’- breakfast to bring to the airport ‘freshly baked croissants’👍😊"…"

Reviewed on 16 Feb,2020

Hotel Villa Sara
Hotel Plaza Venice
Hotel Plaza Venice
4 out of 5
Viale Stazione 36, Mestre, VE
The price is SG$81 per night from 2 Feb to 3 Feb
Excludes taxes & fees

Situated in Mestre, this hotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Ferretto Square, Municipal Tower of Mestre and Porto Marghera. Forte Marghera and San Giuliano Park ...

4.3/5Excellent! (998 reviews)
Great location. Nice people. Weak breakfast

"It could not be more convenient for staying on the mainland and getting in to Venice for the day. Helpful service, and nice, though the breakfast has plenty of room for improvement"…"

Reviewed on 5 Jul,2020

Hotel Plaza Venice
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Holiday Rentals in Mestre

Jolly Camping In Town
Jolly Camping In Town
3 out of 5
Via Giuseppe De Marchi 7, Marghera, Mestre, VE

Located in Marghera, this campsite is within 3 miles (5 km) of Porto Marghera, Ferretto Square and Municipal Tower of Mestre. Villa Salus Hospital and Auchan ...

3.8/5Good! (1,846 reviews)

"It was in easy reach of Venice and the site was clean and well organised."…"

Reviewed on 13 Aug,2020

Jolly Camping In Town
Staycity Aparthotels Venice Mestre
Staycity Aparthotels Venice Mestre
Via Ca' Marcello 8L, Mestre, Venice
The price is SG$95 per night from 8 Feb to 9 Feb
Excludes taxes & fees

Situated in Mestre, this aparthotel is within 6 mi (10 km) of Port of Venice, Piazzale Roma and St. Mark's Square. Rialto Bridge and St. Mark's Basilica are ...

4.6/5Exceptional! (330 reviews)

"Very clean, new, modern. Close to train and bus station to Mestre. I'd stay again if I wanted to visit Venice or places close to Mestre."…"

Reviewed on 26 Feb,2020

Staycity Aparthotels Venice Mestre
Camping Fusina
Camping Fusina
3 out of 5
Via Moranzani, 93, Fusina, Mestre
The price is SG$84 per night from 31 Jan to 1 Feb
Excludes taxes & fees

Located in Fusina, this campsite is 3.1 mi (4.9 km) from Villa Foscari La Malcontenta, and within 16 mi (25 km) of St. Mark's Square and St. Mark's Basilica. ...

3.7/5Good! (165 reviews)
Okay but with room for improvement

"Very pleasant receptionists but they forgot to let us know in advance that the boat service to Venice was reduced when we called, essential information for our trip. Also there were no towels in the mobile home and after having called reception and being promised they will be sent to us promptly, ..."…"

Reviewed on 5 Aug,2020

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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Reviews of Mestre

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Kathryn

26 Feb 2020

Great if you stay in the centre, Easy to get in to Venice. I wouldn't recommend the area near the train station.

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveller

4 Feb 2020

It’s a base for visiting Venice. We didn’t explore as it’s a total contrast to Venice but a great base.

1/5 - Terrible

Verified traveller

28 Jan 2020

Rough, unclean, not worth staying in

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

18 Jan 2020

Love this town. We stay here in preference to Venice itself, and would holiday here without even going across to Venice! Not that keen on the area close to the station, which is a shame as the hotels look lovely. So many places to eat and drink here.

3/5 - Okay

Christopher

16 Jan 2020

Good flight connection.

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveller

25 Nov 2019

There are some nices places to eat and to walk around but you got to find them, theyre like 5 - 10 mins from the hotel. hotel is good for transportation to airport or train stations