Mestre or Venice: Where to Stay?
Getting there by the rail from Budapest, it was just a few minutes walk from the railway station. This part of Mestre is very scenic despite it has a different mood being more modern than Venice itself.
If you are planning a trip to Venice, we really do not recommend you to stay in Mestre. Mestre accommodations are much cheaper than Venice and this might be a consideration point for some of you. However, it is not Venice. It is where people who wants to escape from the high water and rising damp.
''May-Stray'' as it is pronounced, is connected via a lagoon bridge called 'Ponte della Liberta' and crossing it by the rail leads you to Piazzale Roma. When you get there, request for a free map of the vaporetto routes.
Buy a tourist ticket which are electronic cards which allow unlimited travel on ACTV water and land buses for 12 hours, 24 hours, 36 hours, 48 hours, 72 hours or 7 days, you can choose any of these that is appropriate for your stay in Venice.
Remember to validate your ticket before you travel. You just hold the card close to the iMob electronic cardreader at the entrance to the vaporetto platform until you hear a beep.