Mestre City Guide

Mestre, Italy

Mestre is a small city in Italy near Venice. Most of the major sights are easily reachable on foot, and there are many charming streets and canals to explore. The main things to see are centered around the Piazza Ferretto. There you can climb to the top of a watchtower for beautiful views, and check out an ancient theater, Teatro Toniolo and water fountain. The town are two nice parks that are popular with locals during the summer months. One is called Parco San Giulliano, where you can catch a free summer concert on the greens. The park also has breathtaking views of the the Venice lagoon in the area where Mestre is connected to Venice by a bridge. The other park, Parco Bissuola, is excellent for sports enthusiasts and has many athletic facilities (skating rinks, basketball courts, soccer fields) and an outdoor pool and playground for young children. Mestre has a nice variety of dining options, and is filled with family owned bakeries and small cafes. The local specialty is called tramezzini, which is similar to a sandwich and available in over 30 varieties. The pizza in Mestre is known to be among the best you can have in Italy.