More scenes from downtown Mestre
The Teatro Toniolo may look strange here, thanks to our photo editor's distortion-correcting filter, but don't let that give you the wrong perspective: The Teatro Toniolo is one of several theatres in Mestre, and it has a busy calendar of Italian-language plays, comedy, symphonic and chamber music, and dance.
Like Venice, Mestro has canals, but only a few--such as this small canalized river through the city center. The canal is lined with pedestrian walkways and apartments. A snack bar, the , straddles the water.
The building on the right may look like a house, but it's actually a branch of the, which shares this tiny square with a children's railroad.
The three-star Hotel Venezia has an unusual feature on its roof: a garden with a full-size tree.
These colorful apartment houses are on the Via G. Gozzi, just to the south of the main business district.
After you've parked your bike, you can catch a tram from Mestre to the neighboring district of Marghera. (The modern trams make very little noise as they speed through the city center, so be careful when crossing the street if you see tracks in the pavement.)
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