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Mestre: a special alternative to Venice
Just before you cross the lagoon, on the long road and Rail Bridge leading to Venice, you'll find “Mestre”. It's a built-up area that has developed around the major economic activities of Venice's mainland, with a port, shipyards,…
The Jewish Ghetto
The ancient Jewish quarter of Venice was named after the old foundry (getto) that once stood here. This was the first ghetto ever created, and Jews were forced to live here from 1516 until the 1800s. Now, the large central campo i…
Strolling in the Square
St Mark’s Square, known as “the drawing room” of Venice, is undoubtedly the main attraction for any tourist coming to the city.Even for a native like me, who has spent over half a century living in Venice, the square still has the…