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The most populated hub in mainland Venice, the town of Mestre makes a preferable base for those coming to explore Italy’s famous City of Water. A budget-friendlier alternative, Mestre’s accommodation, shopping, dining and nightlife all come cheaper, but no less satisfying. It’s not just a place to rest your head however. Alongside the town’s commercial offerings, you’ll find historical attractions, portions and natural beauty and more – all just a 15 minute train ride from the winding canals, drama and decadence of Venice.

Things to see

The heart of the town is Piazza Ferretto, a gently bustling square surrounded by historic buildings. Home to boutiques, cafes and restaurants whose tables spill out into the street, it’s a picturesque place to do a spot of shopping or watch the world go by with a latte and richly creamy cannoli. One of the piazza’s oldest structures is the Municipal Tower of Mestre. The only surviving tower from the town’s medieval fortifications, it features a 16th century clock and plays host to a variety of artsy community events. For an evening of top notch entertainment, take a seat at the nearby Toniolo Theatre. The regal venue, built in the early 1900’s, hosts an exciting calendar of contemporary Italian dramas, dance performances and musical concerts. Spanning hundreds of lush green acres, San Giuliano Park occupies an idyllic waterfront parcel beside Venice’s Lagoon. A haven for local wildlife, the park features recreation areas, picnic spots and walking and cycling paths.

Hotels in Mestre

The hotels in Mestre come considerably cheaper than Venice’s offerings, meaning a little luxury doesn’t have to break the bank. What’s more there’s something for everyone here, whether you want to stay in a swanky chain name establishment, a historic villa hotel or a cosy local guesthouse. In the larger digs you can expect plenty of amenities, including restaurants, bar lounges and fitness facilities, with several of the town’s properties featuring swimming pools too. Most rooms provide the standard mod-cons, such as WiFi, satellite television and coffee makers. If you’re looking for a thriftier stay you’ll find many budget hotels in Mestre, as well as cheap B&Bs and hostel accommodation.

Where to stay

Whether or not you’re using the town as a thrifty launch pad into Venice, a hotel in Mestre’s centre makes the most sense. Centred on the attractive Piazza Ferretto with its trickling fountain, you’ll be close to the main attractions as well as the town’s best commercial draws. Here shops range from chain name favourites to designer boutiques, whilst the town’s restaurants and cafes come as a mix of upmarket businesses and unique family-run establishments. Along with shopping, multicultural dining and nightlife, you’ll be within walking distance of Venezia Mestre railway station - which can whisk you over the lagoon and into Venice within 15 minutes tops.

How to get to Mestre

If you’re flying into region Venice Marco Polo Airport will most likely be your first port of call. The well-linked hub serves a slew of European cities, as well as long-haul destinations in North America, Asia and the Middle East. When you’ve landed it’s a convenient 15 – 20 minute taxi ride into town, whilst local ATVO Fly Buses can get you directly from the airport to the railway station as a cheaper alternative. You can also land at Treviso Airport. Situated 30 kilometres away, it serves a smaller selection of European destinations.