Acquiring a car rental in Mestre, Italy is the first step toward exploring the greater Veneto region of north eastern Italy. In fact, its convenient location makes it the ideal launching point for a tour of neighboring countries. A drive into Austria, Slovenia, Croatia, or Switzerland are all options when you rent a car in Mestre, Italy.
The first historical mention of Mestre was in 1152, when Pope Eugene III recognized the bishop of Treviso as lord of Mestre, noting the existence of a church, a castle, and a port. Mestre was under Venetian domination from the early 14th century to 1808, when the French republic constituted it into a free commune. Although not as well-known as the nearby city of Venice or other Italian cities, Mestre sports considerable nightlife (non-existent on the island of Venice) and various modern conveniences which make it an attractive option for those planning a trip to the region.
Mestre has quickly identified itself as the preferred starting point for travelers hoping to visit Venice, due to its convenient location right across the sea from the island of Venice, its inexpensive and frequent connections to the historical city of Venice by train, its considerably more reasonable rates for hotel accommodations, restaurants, car parking, supermarkets, and - perhaps most notably - the presence of exciting nightlife. If you're looking to grab a drink, you'll find historical Venice to be deserted after 9 PM, so head to the Marghera district in Mestre and look for the Club Al Vapore, which features live music seven nights a week and is very popular with the locals. Ultimately, a car rental in Mestre or arranging chauffeur service in Italy allows the savvy traveler to explore Venice as well as its surrounding areas much more conveniently than if you were dependent on public transportation schedules.
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