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Shopping in Mestre

From: Introducing Mestre-Marghera

Sephora Mestre

As a tourist, you'll probably do most of your shopping in Venice's historic center, but Mestre is no slouch in the shopping department: It has a good range of boutiques in all price ranges, including such familiar brands as Sephora, Sisley, and Benetton (whose world headquarters are nearby in Treviso).


Galleria Matteotti

Milan's Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II may be more famous, but Mestre has a perfectly serviceable equivalent: the Galleria G. Matteotti on the Piazza Battisti.


Centro LeBarche Mestre

Mestre Piazza XVII Ottobre

Coin, the Italian department store, has a branch in Centro Le Barche, an enclosed mall on the Piazzetta Coin in the center of town. ("Coin" is Italian for "Cohen," not a reference to pocket change.)

Centro Le Barche children's play areaOther major tenants of the mall include H&M, a Pam supermarket in the basement, and Darty, an electronics and appliance chain.

  • Tip: Looking for a WC? Try the free public restrooms upstairs in the mall, where you'll also find a pint-size toddlers' play area with rides that require coins of the metallic variety.


Unix Profumerie Mestre

If you're a computer linguist with a taste for toiletries, be sure to visit the Unix Profumerie in downtown Mestre.


Hellovenezia office in Mestre

Finally, the Hellovenezia office on Via Verdi, near the Piazza Ferretto, sells ACTV vaporetto and bus tickets, ACTV tourist travel cards, IMOB Cartavenezia stored-value transit cards, Rolling Venice youth discount cards, maps, and concert or opera tickets.

Office hours are Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. (Arrive no later than half an hour before closing if you're buying an IMOB or Rolling Venice card.)

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