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Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Mestre, Venice, Italy
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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.

Mestre
Piazza Ferretto, Mestre, Venice
Duomo di Mestre
Façade of the Cathedral of St. Lawrence (built in 1781–1805; Neoclassical), Mestre, Venice
Duomo di Mestre
The Cathedral of St. Lawrence (built in 1781–1805; Neoclassical) from the west, Mestre, Venice
Duomo di Mestre
The Cathedral of St. Lawrence (built in 1781–1805; Neoclassical) from the west, Mestre, Venice
Mestre
Via Olivi, Mestre, Venice
Mestre
Old lantern, Mestre, Venice
Tram
Translohr STE4, Mestre, Venice
Red bus
Old red bus, Mestre, Venice
Mestre graffiti
Graffiti, Mestre, Venice
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