You may not know, but beyond the Ponte di Libertà there is another side of Venice, Mestre and the mainland seem to be a city apart but in reality they are part of the same municipality.

Its proximity to Venice and the fact that it is easily accessible by public transport make Mestre one of the destinations for an off-route excursion.

What is there to see in Mestre? Surely the M9, the brand new Museo del Novecento, home to an interesting permanent exhibition and many events.

Find out more in our article!

M9, Mestre and its Museum of the 20th century: the project

The Museum was born in the historic center of Mestre, its architecture, unlike that of classic places used to host exhibitions, was designed outside the box, its imposing spaces are suitable for hosting events, cafés, art galleries and shops.

However, this is not the only thing that makes this museum anti-conventional, it doesn’t even have a real collection. What can you see then inside the museum?

The exhibition aims to portray a century full of contradictions, marked by two world wars and by the greatest technological innovations in human history.

The museum is absolutely original in proposing a journey that through augmented reality and other means manages to involve the viewer in the history of this century.

M9, Mestre and its Museum of the 20th century: how to reach it

As we said before, Mestre is perfectly connected to the center of Venice and to the Tessera airport, but how exactly can it be reached?

If you arrive from the Marco Polo airport, you can easily reach the exhibition via the ATVO Venice Airport Bus Express.

From Venice, instead, you can get by Tram or Urban Bus from Piazzale Roma while more sporty can rent a bike through the Bike Sharing solution offered by the Municipality of Venice.

M9, Mestre and its Museum of the 20th century: timetables and costs

From 1 October to 30 April, from Monday to Friday, the museum will be open from 9.00 am to 6.00 pm, on weekends and on public holidays from 10.00 to 18.00.

The ticket price includes only the permanent exhibition, but with a couple of euros more you can also visit the temporary exhibition in progress.

For more information visit the museum website where you can buy tickets directly

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