Mestre has a fascinating medieval historical centre in which the very modern M9 complex, a multimedia museum of the 20th century and an example of brilliant urban redevelopment, is located. In the city there are excellent hotels for all budgets, countless restaurants of typical Venetian cuisine, but also ethnic and fusion restaurants. For leisure and cultural moments, two splendid theatres offer musical, theatrical and cabaret shows. There is also a very modern multiplex cinema and a shopping district that offers a varied and qualified choice. The square, the heart of the old town is a traditional meeting place, for coffee and a cake in the morning and for the ritual "celebrated" by the aperitif, the spritz, in the late afternoon.
Mestre offers a variety of accommodation possibilities from the charming Hotel du charme to the modern hostel and restaurants for all the tastes and all the pockets (from the fine restaurant to the many "cicchetterie" for a quick and tasty Venetian snack). Mestre also has excellent connections with Venice and the rest of the Veneto region.
Mestre has a pretty and lively old town that preserves interesting testimony of its history ( from the mighty clock tower, to the theatres of the late nineteenth century to the very modern recovery of the Museum of the Novecento of an ancient convent area) where you can walk pleasantly.
Mestre has an inviting shopping district of high quality and great brands in its historic centre and surrounding areas. For smarter shopping are located in its immediate vicinity (5 or 10 minutes by car or bus) three huge, well-stocked shopping malls.
Art, history, country, food. The Veneto has it all. If you have a day available you can comfortably reach his wonderful cities, Padua, Treviso, Vicenza, Verona with their world-famous artistic jewellery (the Arena di Verona, the masterpieces of Palladio or the Giotto's Scrovegni Chapel to name a few)
Do you need some rest after your visit to Venice? We suggest you to discover the surroundings of Mestre having fun and walking around in the large city parks, visiting the historical forts of Mestre or reaching the nearby bathing areas (Lido, Jesolo, Caole, Sottomorina).
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Mestre is at the centre of a very important transport network, both by land and by train.
Mestre has two prestigious theatres, a very modern multiplex,
a cultural centre with important exhibitions and a futuristic multimedia museum.
Mestre also hosts literary events of international character (Mesthriller, Festival of Politics).
The Mestrini spend a lot of their free time in the clubs of the centre ( spritz hour) chatting with friends.
For lovers of gambling it is possible to attend the summer venue of the Casino of Venice and some games rooms in the old town.
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culture, but also to discover its thousand-year-old traditions
Our country boasts enviable beauties but also an excellent world-renowned culinary tradition