Quality Hotel Delfino Venezia Mestre
Corso del Popolo 211
Phone: (39) 041 5321029
Fax: (39) 041 5310601
Corso del Popolo 211, Mestre, IT, 30172
- Phone: (39) 041 5321029
- Fax: (39) 041 5310601
Piazza del Mercato is one of the many squares that are a part of the city of Venice. Located within the region of Marghera, it is always abuzz with activities. Concerts, community gatherings and similar other events are a regular feature here.
Once the military base of the Italian troops, Forte Marghera was build to protect the city. Created in a labyrinth of tidal creeks, channels and canals, this historic structure is now used for various cultural purposes. The complex of this fortress houses the Military Historical Museum (Museo Storico Militare) and Traditional Boat Museum (Museo Imbarcazioni Tradizionali) which has information and displays of various Venetian boats. Besides these it also features a former church, sheds and docks that are used for theater, exhibitions, live music and more.
Parco Villa Simion surrounds the historical Villa Simion that is now home to the Biblioteca Comunale Città di Spinea. This lovely park features almost 200 plant species that are native as well as sourced from other regions. Cedar, elm, hawthorn, viburnus opulus and many other varieties of tress/plants can be seen here. A visit to the library is certainly incomplete without a stroll in the Parco Villa Simion.
Donated by Antonia Venier, this church was built at the end of the 15th Century, but subsequent restorations have altered its old austerity, except for the choir stalls for the nuns and the Barbicans. Tiepolo's Passione di Gesu and the Poverta di Giobbe wrongly attributed to Vittor Carpaccio by Ruskin, adorn the interior.
The Ponte della Costituzione is better known by tourists and residents as the Calatrava Bridge from the name of Santiago Calatrava, the Spanish architect who designed and presented the project to the City of Venice. Besides the Ponte degli Scalzi, Ponte di Rialto, and Ponte dell'Accademia, it is now the 4th bridge to span the Grand Canal. The bridge opened to the public on September 11th, 2008 mired in controversies. It links the Venice Railway Station to the the Car and Bus Terminal of Piazzale Roma. It is a slightly arched bridge built in steel, glass and Istrian stone, the same material widely used to build all kind of structures in town. At night the lights from the deck and the handrail transform the bridge into a walkway of light.
First constructed during the 11th Century, this church has been re-built in the 14th and 18th Century. Its bell tower dates back to the 14th Century. The relics of Santa Lucia, which are protected by a transparent case, are kept here as well as a painting by Palma il Giovane. The front part of the church faces the Cannaregio Canal.
When you enter Venice through the Piazzale Roma, look to your left and you will see the expansive greens of the Giardini Papadopoli. Spread across 0.87 hectares (2.17 acres), this garden was established in 1834. Decked with flowering plants and fruit trees, Giardini Papadopoli was beautifully designed by Francesco Bagnara, who was a professor at l'Académie des Beaux-Arts de Venise and who also designed the Fenice theater. The garden is adorned with sculptures, ornate benches and magnificent fountain. It is also home to a separate playground for children.
This church was built by Vincenzo Scamozzi in the last ten years of the 16th Century. It houses paintings by Palma il Giovane and the Padovanino. Mass is held on a regular basis; call ahead for further details or drop in here for a day filled with prayers.
A short walk from the Rio Tera dei Pensieri prison, a lone priest has been fighting for years to save this parish church. The fine interior woodwork dates back to the 7th century when the first settlers started coming here. A few decades ago, the 15th-century porch was rebuilt using, as far as possible, original materials.
Built in the 13th Century as a confraternity, Scuola Grande di San Giovanni Evangelista is a historic building. It is instantly eye-catching because of the large front entrance, which opens into a small courtyard. The construction is a mix of styles from the 14th to the late 15th Century. Renovated in the 17th Century, the hall of San Giovanni was built at this time, as was the monumental staircase and the Oratory of the Cross, which is next door. Nowadays, it is mostly used as a concert hall and can only be visited with a guide on selected days of the week. It hosts major cultural events, concerts, banquets and conferences.
Palazzo Zenobio is a beautiful late 17th-century edifice and was the former home of the Zenobio family. Its stunning frescoes, stucco, mirrors, artworks and furnishings give a glimpse of the opulent 18th-century Venice. It is used for cultural events, dinners, exhibitions, meetings and conferences.
This stunning building was built during the Renaissance period, but displays traces of successive interventions up until the Baroque period. Scuola Grande di San Rocco is often used as a concert hall, and is next to the San Rocco Church with which it is often mistaken. It is dedicated to Rocco, who cured the sick during the 14th-century plague. The interior decoration of the school was entrusted to Jacopo Tintoretto, whose works, such as the Allegories, Life and Passion of Christ, and episodes from the Old and New Testaments can be admired. Among the most famous displays are The Annuciation, The Epiphany, and The Flight to Egypt. It is open throughout the year except for a few occasions.