One of the most interesting (and last) parks in Mestre is certainly the Bosco di Carpenedo that you could discover during a bike tour.
At the entrance you will be welcomed by volunteers that will provide you with information material and offer you a free guided tour (every hour in Italian). The gathering point is at the entrance.
The bosco di Carpenedo consists in a historical/old wood (access only with guide) and a new part with a tiny pond. It’s absolutely worth it to benefit from the free guided tour to understand the wood’s history, it’s flora/fauna, the difference between the historical and the new part, … Actually, the wood is not intended to be a picnic area, but a green enclave for people interested in discovering nature: a visit of the bosco di Carpenedo is going to be interesting for people who take an interest in environment, for biologists or simply those who search some tranquillity. A tour through the wood of Carpenedo can be a very entertaining experience for kids too: discovering squirrels, moles, crabs,…
Inquire the website of the Boschi di Mestre
The wood is only accessible in certain periods of the year (from spring to autumn) and for a maximum of 80persons/day.
How to reach the wood
By bike: bike path (see map) – bike “lot” at the entrance
By bus: nr . 2 Viale Don Sturzo
By car: parking space available
Dogs can’t enter the wood!
Only a few minutes (by bike) away from the wood is the homonymous Forte Carpenedo.
Piacere, mi chiamo Beatrice!
I grew up in the heart of the Alps, in Innsbruck, and decided in 2012 to move from the snowy Tyrolean peaks to the Venetian lagoon.
The travel-bug bit me during an Erasmus stay in France and so I decided after my University studies to start a backpack adventure through Canada.
After one year I said “good bye” to the American continent and moved to Venice (What you do for love!) and searched for a possibility to combine my passion for languages, travelling, culture and reading.
The solution? Four years ago I passed the governmental exam here in Italy to become a licensed tour leader and then a tour guide. Since then I’m guiding visitors through this fascinating city.