Not many tourist make it further than the historic centre of Venice. But those who dare to cross the bridge to Mestre, the mainland, see Forte Marghera at the end of the bridge. This impressive fort is the largest former military fort in the area. In summer months it’s very popular with locals.
The buildings date frome the period around 1800, when first Napoleon and later the Austrians were in charge. It was built to defend the lagoon and was later used as a logistic base. Nowadays it’s the perfect place to stroll, go to a concert, exposition or theatre show of mostly local artist, or grab a bite in one of the three restaurants. Admission to the complex is free.
Address: Via Forte Marghera 30, Mestre