Via Carlevaris 47/2, Venice, Venezia Me, Italy
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Parking in Mestre

by kanevsky

Please, does anybody know any not very expensive parking in Mestre? We are coming to Venice from Padua and going to spend 2 nights in Venice. From Venice we are going to Ferrara. I'm thinking now may be it make sense to park a car in Padua next to railroad station and go to Venice by train for a 2 days? Could somebody advise me on it, please?

Re: Parking in Mestre

by Mozumbus

till you get some specific response from experienced VTers, I can say with some confidence that Mestre is relatively inexpensive and car-friendly than many other Itlain cities

Re: Parking in Mestre

by leics

You'll find a list of parking places in Mestre (in English) here:




An alternative might be to change your hotel to one in Mestre with parking available. Venice is easily and quickly accessible over the causeway by train or bus.

I cannot say whether leaving your car at Padua railway station for two nights would be feasible or advisable, I'm afraid.

Re: Parking in Mestre

by oriettaIT

I would not leave the car in the streets near the train station in Padova for 2 days, but there is a couple of parking lot there that might be suitable.
look here http://www.apsholding.it/parcheggi/pagina.asp?ind=protetta.htm&m2=menu_2.html#park2 The one I am talking about is number 7 Multipark, it is very close to the train station and cheap.
Depending on where your hotel would be in Padova, it might also be convenient to leave the car in one of the commute parking lots by the tram line. If you tell me where you will be in Padova I can tell you more.
For istance, in Via Guizza, at the southern end of the tram line, there is a big free parking lot. It is easy from there to reach the train station as the tram can take you there in 20-30 minutes and also, on your way to Ferrara, you will be by the highway entrance that will take you to the autostrada Padova-Bologna.

Travel Tips for Venice

Few words in Italian

by ealgisi

Below few words in Italian that you can use while visiting Italy.

Waiter / Waitress! - Cameriere/ Cameriera, per favore!
May I have the menu, please? - Potrei avere il menu, per favore?
Do you have a set menu / local specialities? - Avete un menu fisso/ delle specialità locali?
What do you recommend? - Cosa mi raccomanderebbe?
Do you have vegetarian dishes? - Avete dei piatti vegetariani?
bread - pane
butter - burro
cheese - formaggio
coffee - caffè
cream - panna (montata)
ice cream - gelato
lemon - limone
milk - latte
mineral water - acqua minerale
mustard - senape
pepper - pepe
salad - insalata
salt - sale
sugar - zucchero
tea - tè
yes/no - si/ no
please / thank you - per favore/ grazie
good morning - Buongiorno
good afternoon - Buon pomeriggio
good evening - Buona sera
good night - Buona notte
good-bye - Arrivederci
excuse me - mi scusi
you're welcome - prego
how long / how far - per quanto tempo/ quanto è lontano
yesterday / today / tomorrow - ieri/ oggi/ domani
day / week / month / year - giorno/ settimana/ mese / anno
left / right - sinistra/ destra
up / down - su/ giù
good / bad - buono/ cattivo
big / small - grande/ piccolo
cheap / expensive - economico/ caro
hot / cold - caldo/ freddo
open / closed - aperto / chiuso
free/ occupied - libero / occupato
early / late - presto/ tardi
Does anyone here speak English? - Qualcuno qui parla inglese?
I don't speak (much) Italian. - Non parlo l'italiano/ molto italiano.
Could you repeat that? - Per favore, potrebbe ripetere?
Could you spell it? - Per favore, potrebbe fare lo spelling?
Can you translate this for me / us? - Potrebbe tradurre questo per me/ per noi?
What does this mean? - Che cosa vuol dire?
I don't understand. - Non capisco.
How much is that? - Quanto costa?
Does this bus / train stop at ... ? - Questo autobus/treno ferma a...?
Monday - lunedì
Tuesday - martedì
Wednesday - mercoledì
Thursday - giovedì
Friday - venerdì
Saturday - sabato
Sunday - domenica

As far as I have experienced...

by LittleWonder

As far as I have experienced the tourist season lasts all year in Venezia, so don't expect to have the city to yourself.
The best trick is to stay overnight in the city center and wander about in the evening, as most of the tourists are there just for a day and leave when the evening comes. Close to midnight we bumped into a gondoliere finishing his last round and talked him into giving us a ride for 1/3 of the normal prize (he must have had a bad day). During the half hour he drove us slowly through Venezia's chanels we saw two gondoliere parking their gondolas for the night, and a couple of people crossing a bridge.
It was midnight, it was full moon, and we had Venezia all to ourselves... :o)

Venetian Memorials

by mrclay2000

Once you stroll beyond the Piazzetta San Marco past the Palazzo Ducale, you've essentially left "classic" Venice. This used to be a place where foreign ships cast anchor when doing business with the Venetians.

Arrive by water!

by steventilly

Arrive by water!

If you arrive by road or rail you cross the causeway from Mestre and end up right at Venice's most unimpressive part - the Railway Station and Car Park! If you can, come by boat - there are vaporettos straight from Venice Airport and also from surrounding places such as Punta Sabbioni (Lido De Jesolo).


by diageva

If you want enter at the top building of Venice you will have to make long queues. Its usual to see big groups coming suddenly ... they use to make another queue.

Next time I promise to make those queues to get inside San Marcos ...

I didn't want to wait any queue, not for this time, only I waited a little one at the tower Campanille at San Marcos Square.


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