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Italy in Photos

Photos of Italy taken on Walks in the Cities Towns & Villages of Italia

Welcome to Italy in Photos where we will showcase the best of the fascinating town of Mestre: – Mestre is a town in the Veneto region of Italy, located on the mainland opposite the historical island city of Venice. It is connected to Venice by a bridge over the lagoon and is part of the comune of Venice. Mestre has a history and character of its own, dating back to medieval times, when it was a fortified town and a trading centre. Mestre has grown and developed over the years, becoming a modern and industrial town with a population of around 88,552. Mestre is not as famous or romantic as Venice, but it has some attractions and advantages that make it worth visiting. Mestre has a lively and cosmopolitan atmosphere, with a variety of shops, restaurants, bars, and cultural events. Mestre has a central square, Piazza Ferretto, where you can find the clock tower, the city hall, and the cathedral of San Lorenzo. Mestre also has some green areas, such as Parco San Giuliano, which offers a panoramic view of the lagoon and Venice. Mestre is a convenient and affordable base for exploring Venice and the surrounding area, as it has good public transport connections, including buses, trams, and trains. Mestre is also close to the airport and the motorway, making it easy to reach other destinations in Italy and beyond. Mestre is a town that offers a different perspective on Venice and its history, culture, and lifestyle. It is a town that combines tradition and modernity, and that can surprise and delight visitors who are looking for something more than the usual tourist attractions. Mestre is a town that deserves to be discovered and appreciated.

Viale Stazione is a street in Mestre which runs from Via Trento to Via Cappuccina. (Photos 1) – Via Piave is a street in Mestre which runs from Viale Stazione to Via Circonvallazione. (Photos 2-3-4-5-6-9-10-11-12-13) – Via Buccari is a street in Mestre which runs from Via Piave to Via Giovanni Felisati. (Photo 7) – Via Felice Cavallotti is a street in Mestre which runs from Via Bembo to Via Piraghetto. (Photo 8) – Via Miranese is a street in Mestre which runs from Via Roma to Via Giosuè Carducci. (Photo 14) – Via Giosuè Carducci is a street in Mestre which runs from Via Miranese to Via Cappuccina. (Photos 15-16-17) – Via Rosa is a street in Mestre which runs from Via Giosuè Carducci to Largo Divisione Julia. (Photo 18) – Largo Divisione Julia is a street in Mestre which runs from Via Rosa to Via Alessandro Poerio. (Photos 19-20) – Galleria Matteotti is a commercial gallery located in the centre of Mestre. It was built in 1912 and is one of the last examples of Liberty style architecture in Mestre, along with the Cinema Excelsior. The gallery connects two buildings that were constructed by the Toniolo family next to the theatre that was then under construction. The design was by engineer Giorgio Francesconi, who also designed the theatre. The gallery is made of steel and glass, in full Parisian style, and has a glass roof that covers both buildings. The gallery is filled with upscale shops and forms a pleasant link between Piazza Ferretto and the more modern part of town. (Photo 21) – Via Cesare Battisti is a street in Mestre which runs from Piazza Erminio Ferretto to Galleria Matteotti. (Photos 22-23) – Piazza Erminio Ferretto is a square in Mestre, a city in the Veneto region of Italy. The square is named after Erminio Ferretto, a local politician and journalist who was active in the 20th century. The square has a fountain, a statue of Saint Mark, and several shops and restaurants. It is close to the Galleria Matteotti and the Torre dell’Orologio: A historic tower that dates to the 13th century. It was used as a prison and later as an observatory. It has an astronomical clock that shows the phases of the moon and the positions of the planets. (Photos 24-25-26-27-28-32-33-34-35-36) – Piazzetta Edmondo Matter is a small square in the district of Mestre, which is the mainland area of Venice. The square is named after Edmondo Matter, a Venetian nobleman and politician who lived in the 19th century. (Photo 29) – Via Palazzo is a street in Mestre which runs from Piazza Erminio Ferretto to Viale Giuseppe Garibaldi. (Photos 30-31) – Cattedrale Duomo di San Lorenzo Martire is a cathedral in the city of Mestre, which is part of the Veneto region of Italy. It is dedicated to Saint Lawrence, a Christian martyr who was burned alive in the 4th century. The cathedral was built on the site of an ancient Roman public building and has undergone several changes and restorations over the centuries. The current facade dates to 1878, when the church was reconstructed in a neoclassical style. The interior has a wooden choir from the 16th century, decorated with carvings and inlays by Bernardino Fossati. The bell tower, which dates to the 13th century, has an ancient bell inside. (Photo 37) – Via Alessandro Poerio is a street in Mestre which runs from Largo Divisione Julia to Via Brenta Vecchia. (Photos 38-39-40)

Venezia Mestre Stazione, Viale Stazione. (Photo 41) – Via Ulloa is a street in Mestre which runs from Venezia Mestre Stazione to the Fontana Piazzale Lazzaro Giovannacci. (Photo 43) – Via Luigi Carrer is a street in Mestre which runs from Via Ulloa to Via Giorgio Rizzardi. (Photo 42) – Via Giorgio Rizzardi is a street in Mestre which runs from Fontana Piazzale Lazzaro Giovannacci to Via Fratelli Bandiera. (Photo 44) – Piazzale Lazzaro Giovannacci at the end of Via Ulloa .and it is home to the Fontana Piazzale Lazzaro Giovannacci. (Photos 45-46-47) – Via Angelo Toffoli is a street in Mestre which runs from Piazzale Lazzaro Giovannacci to Piazzale Cesare Rossarol. (Photos 48-49-50-51-52) – Via L.Serena is a street in Mestre which runs from Via Bernardo Mazzucchetto to Via Alberto Zanetti. (Photo 53) – Piazzale Cesare Rossarol can be found at the end of Via Angelo Toffoli. (Photos 54-55-56) – Via Cesare Rossaroli is a street in Mestre which runs from Via Domenico Giuriati to Piazza del Municipio. (Photo 57) – Piazza del Municipio which can be found along Via Cesare Rossaroli. (Photos 58-59) – Piazza Sant’Antonio is a square in the city of Venice, Italy. It is in the district of Marghera, near the border with Mestre. The square is named after Saint Anthony of Padua, the patron saint of Venice and the founder of the Franciscan order. The square has a history dating back to the 16th century, when it was part of a larger urban area called San Marco al Mare. The square has witnessed many events and changes over the centuries, such as the construction of a railway station, a bus terminal, and a shopping centre. Today, Piazza Sant’Antonio is a popular spot for locals and tourists alike, who enjoy its lively atmosphere and its proximity to various attractions and services. (Photos 60-61-63-63) – Via Giorgio Rizzardi is a street in Mestre which runs from Fontana Piazzale Lazzaro Giovannacci to Piazza Sant’Antonio. (Photo 64) – Via Padre Egidio Gelain is a street in Mestre which runs from Piazza Sant’Antonio to Via Padre Egidio Gelain. (Photo 65) – Viale Antonio Paolucci is a street in Mestre which runs from Fontana Piazzale Lazzaro Giovannacci to Via Giuseppe Sirtori. (Photos 66-67-68)

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Photo Gallery of  Walk 1 – Viale Stazione to Largo Divisione Julia
Approximately 1.63 km – 1.01 miles

The walk starts in Viale Stazione – Via Piave – Via Buccari – Via Piave – Via Felice Cavallotti – Via Piave – Via Miranese – Via Giosuè Carducci – Via Rosa – Largo Divisione Julia

Photo Gallery of Walk 2 – Galleria Matteotti to Via Alessandro Poerio
Approximately 0.82 km – 0.51 miles

The walk starts in Galleria Matteotti – Via Cesare Battisti – Piazza Erminio Ferretto – Via Palazzo – Piazza Erminio Ferretto – Cattedrale Duomo di San Lorenzo Martire – Via Alessandro Poerio

Photo Gallery of  Walk 3 – Venezia Mestre Stazione, Viale Stazione to Viale Antonio Paolucci
Approximately 1.83 km – 1.14 miles

The walk starts in Venezia Mestre Stazione, Viale Stazione – Via Ulloa Girolamo – Via Luigi Carrer – Via Ulloa Girolamo – Via Giorgio Rizzardi – Piazzale Lazzaro Giovannacci – Via Angelo Toffoli – Via L.Serenai – Via Angelo Toffoli – Piazzale Cesare Rossaroli – Via Cesare Rossaroli – Piazza del Municipio – Piazza Sant’Antonio – Via Giorgio Rizzardi – Via Padre Egidio Gelaini – Viale Antonio Paolucci