Discover Italy: Photo Walk in Mestre

Venice

Mestre is a mainland suburb of Venice, Italy, connected to the historical center by the Ponte della Libertà bridge over the Venetian lagoon.




Five interesting facts about the town:

  • The earliest surviving reference to the town is found in an Imperial diploma by Otto III (980–1002), written in 994.
  • In 1152, a papal bull by Pope Eugene III (1080–1153) recognized Bonifacio, the bishop of Treviso, as lord of Mestre.
  • In 1926, Mestre was absorbed into the commune of Venice, losing separate status as a city.
  • It has around 88 000 inhabitants.
  • The tramway in Mestre uses Translohr rubber-tyred trams.

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Piazza Ferretto, Mestre, Venice

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Façade of the Cathedral of St. Lawrence (built in 1781–1805; Neoclassical), Mestre, Venice

Mestre Cathedral
The Cathedral of St. Lawrence from the west, Mestre, Venice

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Via Olivi, Mestre, Venice

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Old lantern, Mestre, Venice

Mestre tramway
Translohr STE4, Mestre, Venice

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Old red bus, Mestre, Venice

Street art
Graffiti, Mestre, Venice


Have you ever been to Mestre? What are your impressions of the town? Feel free to post a comment below.






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