Le Mesole – Cavallino-Treporti


I have already told how I think the neighborhoods of Venice offer great occasions to the photographer´s contentment, and how I love to wander around these places with my camera trying to spot the right place to take some pictures, and I kept doing it throughout the summer. This time my strolling brought me to one of the most ancient rural village of the Northern lagoon of Venice: “Mesole”.

Location: Mesole, Cavallino-Treporti, Venice.

What to shot: The tiny village of Mesole consists in just a few houses and an ancient women´s monastery. It is the perfect goal for a bike trip, but is easily reached also by car. Being one of the smallest and most ancient village of the lagoon, it still emanates an old-times atmosphere. From the village you get easy access to the country facing the lagoon with cultivated lands, fish farms and old farmers´ houses. If you should get hungry or tired consider hitting one of the fabolous agritourisms in the nearby.

Ideal time to shot: Both sunrise and sunset.

Gear: Wide angles, standard zooms.

How to get there: From Venice, public transport water bus line 12, 13, 14 or 15 to Punta Sabbioni or to Treporti, then by car or bicycle.

Coordinates: 45°28′16″N 12°28′30″E

With this picture I participate to the weekly photo challenge “Adventure“.

37 thoughts on “Le Mesole – Cavallino-Treporti

    1. Hi Grace, thank you for stopping by! It’s not the first place you visit when you are coming to Venice, but it’s a good alternative if you are looking also for some nature and some beach! 😉

    1. Not the first thing you visit when you are coming to Venice, still it’s a good alternative if you are looking for a different travel, or if you already have had enough of the crowded alleys of the city! 😉

  1. I love your posts and amazing photos. Have you read any of Donna Leon’s mysteries that are all based in Venice? She’s mentioned the Lido and a couple other places in her books that I’ve never been to. But hope to in the future.

    Keep up your good work; you’re a real pro!


    1. Hi Jack, thank you for your comment! Donna Leon would have a lot to write in these days… Do you know that Donna Leon’s Commissario Brunetti is not even translated in Italian? I had to buy the english books to read some! 🙂 I wish you could visit Venice again soon! Thanks for your kind words! 🙂

      1. Yes, I knew that Leon doesn’t have her books published in Italian. She protects her privacy and didn’t want tour guides taking groups pointing up to her apartment or spotting her on the street or in a cafe and make a fuss.
        She’s been very active recently on the issue about the monstrous cruise ships docking in the lagoon, looking obscene against the backdrop of Venice’s classic architecture.

        Also, there was a scandal this summer about the sindaco of Venice and other high profile government / corporate / military cronies who’d taken bribes about the submerged barriers that are to protect Venice during storms and high tides. The project was a multi-billion Euro government project that lined the pockets of the mafia, bureaucrats, and criminals. But that’s Italia . . .

    1. You are totally right! I took the same shoot a few minutes later, but the light was gone and the pic was completely different and dull! thanks for stopping by! 🙂

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