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Mestre and Marghera
Travel and Tourist Information
Mestre and its neighboring district of are often regarded as mainland suburbs of Venice, although they're part of the Comune di Venezia. Both are located at the foot of the causeway and railroad bridge that lead from the Italian mainland to Venice's historic center.
Travelers to Venice often choose Mestre or Marghera as a place to stay for three reasons:
From Mestre, it's easy to reach Venice's historic center: Regional trains run often and take only 10 to 12 minutes to reach Venice. Public ACTV buses and the new Mestre-Venice Tram are also convenient.
If you're driving, you can park at the inexpensive San Giuliano parking lot and commute into Venice.
Read "Introducing Mestre-Marghera" and click the other links below for detailed travel information about Mestre and how to use the Venetian mainland as a base for exploring Venice:
Durant Imboden has
written about Venice, Italy since 1996.
He covered Venice and European travel at About.com for 4-1/2 years before launching
Europe for Visitors (including
Venice for Visitors) with Cheryl
Imboden in 2001.
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