Mestre: A Mainland Suburb of Venice, Italy


Mestre is a mainland suburb of Venice, Italy, located at the foot of the causeway and railroad bridge, that lead from the Italian mainland to Venice's historic center.

Five interesting facts about Mestre:

  • 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.

Piazza Ferretto, Mestre, Venice

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

Via Olivi, Mestre, Venice

Old lantern, Mestre, Venice

Mestre tramway
Translohr STE4, Mestre, Venice

Old red bus, Mestre, Venice

Street art
Graffiti, Mestre, Venice

Location map

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