0445 Back to the Mainland (Ita 002â€”new)
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Next morning I still have a full day before my next busâ€¦ and I decide to start it out by exploring Mestre, where I stayed the night.
Whether or not to consider Mestre a separate city is to be debated. Mestre is part of the â€śCommune de Veneziaâ€ť so itâ€™s technically sort of part of the city. But Mestre is so completely separate from
Mestre has a pleasant â€śtownâ€ť feel, with folks heading to and from work on bicycles down the back streets.
I loop around to a wide, airy plaza lined with a few cafes, and down to check out an ancient, well restored castle towerâ€¦ Looks like Mestre has a bit of history of its own.
Enjoying my more relaxing Mestre experience, I continue on east to see what else there isâ€¦ I reach the edge of town and decide to keep going a little further, across the freewayâ€¦
I soon find myself in another small â€śvillage centerâ€ť of sortsâ€¦ I figure Iâ€™ve reached another town, so I wander around to explore it a bitâ€¦ But when I finally ask someone where I am, he tells me Iâ€™m still in Mestreâ€¦
The countryside isnâ€™t all that interesting, itâ€™s very hot and humidâ€¦ and who knows how far Iâ€™ll have to walk before I reach another townâ€¦ So finally I decide to head on backâ€¦