The Porte di Mestre is a huge shopping center in the north
of Mestre. There are more than 100 shops and restaurants
in this shopping centre.
The shopping center in the district of Venice is a long
building, the shops are on the ground floor and on the 1st
floor. The toilets are free of charge.
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Shops and gastronomy
Probably the biggest shop in the Centro Commerciale
(Italian for shopping centre) is a huge supermarket
As in all shopping centers of this kind in Europe, a large
part of the stores sells clothes and shoes in different
price ranges. In our opinion, the prices are partly lower
than in most other countries in Europe. My female companion was enthusiastic
about some ladies fashion shops. Some chains are known all
over Europe. These include Desigual, Deichmann, Douglas,
Foot Locker, H&M, OVS and Swarovski.
For example, you can eat at Mc Donald's, a
good Asia restaurant with all you can eat for 9.90 during
There are many other restaurants, snack bars and
especially cafes. Great ice cream you get from only 1.20 in the ice cream
parlour on the ground floor (real Italian ice
In the surrounding area there are other
large shops such as a huge OBI hardware store and garden
center, a large branch of Decathlon (sports shop) and,
about 1 km away, a Media World (Media Markt). But also in
the Porte di Mestre there is a big electronics market
called unieuro. We think that the prices for tablets and
laptops are slightly lower than in Germany.
The Porte di Mestre shopping
centre on the map of Venice
The shopping paradise is on the mainland in the district Mestre
Buses to the Porte di
Mestre Shopping Centre Venice
During the day, bus number 24 H runs
directly from the Piazzale Roma bus station in Venice to
the shopping centre during the week. A single trip costs
1.50 euros. A ticket with line 3 from the centre of Mestre
to the shopping centre Porte di Mestre also costs 1,50
Euro. For example, you can get on in Capuchino Street in
the centre of Mestre.
For both lines (3 and 24H) the shopping centre is the
terminus. During the week, line 24H from Mestre runs about
every 20 minutes, line 3 every 30 minutes. The lottery
shop and tobacco shop on the ground floor of the shopping
centre sell tickets for the buses.
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There is also an Italian railway station very close to the
Porte-di-Mestre shopping centre. The station is called
"Venezia Mestre Ospedale". There are trains every half
hour from Venezia Santa Lucia (Venice Central Station) and
Mestre station to Venice Mestre Ospedale at the shopping
centre. Most of them are local trains to Udine or Treviso.
The journey time to the main train station in Mestre is
about 5 minutes, to the island of Venice less than 20
minutes. "Ospedale" means hospital.
Opening hours Porte di
Mestre Shopping-Center Venice
As is more and more common in Italy, shopping centres are
also open on Sundays. The opening hours are daily 9 to 21
o'clock (Sunday 10 to 21 o'clock).
Only a few holidays are closed. As with us, the shopping
center closes a little earlier on Christmas Eve and New
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Important: This article was translated by a
non-native English speaking person. We apologize for mistakes.