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M9 is a major urban-regeneration project being built by the Fondazione di Venezia on mainland Venice.

It envisages the creation of three new buildings – the main one providing museum functions – the refurbishment of a former late-16th century convent and the renovation of a 1970s’ office building. This will enable M9 to bridge the gap between past and future, forging a dialogue between existing and new architecture, and returning an underexploited area to the city.

The new museum building stands in the centre of Mestre, its identity driven by a close link with the urban context with which it blends not only architecturally but also in terms of urban planning, redesigning road accesses through the heart of the old city centre. Parts of the city not previously in close contact or open to the public are reconnected in a new way.

The result is a multifunctional centre that is more than a traditional museum. Inspired by international urban-regeneration experiences, it offers an innovative format, a mini-Smart City at the service of the local population.

The venue, M9, of the congress is in Mestre, the most populated borough of the Metropolitan City of Venice, in Veneto, Italy.


Mestre is conveniently connected by air, land and sea to the rest of the world.


Mestre is served by two airports:

Venice Marco Polo (VCE) ( the closest, less than 10 km away.

Treviso Canova (TSF) ( about 30 km away, mostly served by low cost airlines.

Public bus services regularly connect to Mestre and Venice passengers arriving and departing from both airports.


Venezia-Mestre is a railway station connected to all major italian and to many foreign destinations. Trenitalia ( and Italotreno ( are the two Italian long-distance train companies.


The port of Venice is connected by regular ferry services to many coastal cities of the Adriatic and of Greece.


The most convenient exit for reaching the venue is Mestre – via Castellana on A57 highway. The M9 conference centre is located in a pedestrian zone.  Please visit the M9 museum site for suggested parking and for public transportation lines

Mestre is a borough of Venice, so it is linked 24/7 to the historical centre of Venice by bus, tram and train.

Timetables and information on the public bus system can be found at

Train service is managed by Trenitalia ( Venezia Santa Lucia is the railway station of the historical centre of Venice.