Mira, Province of Venezia, Veneto
Included in the Riviera del Brenta, Mira is a renowned tourist area near Venice, and in past centuries it was a favourite place of Venetians, who constructed a number of villas, such as Villa Cantarini dei Leoni where Napoleon spent some time.
- Population: about 35300 inhabitants
- Zip/postal code: 30034
- Dialing Area Code: +39 041
- Frazioni & Localities: Borbiago, Gambarare, Malcontenta, Marano Veneziano, Mira Porte, Mira Taglio, Oriago.
Mira was founded in the Middle Ages by the boat people of the river. The original name was Cazoxana, then it was changed to the present name from the more famous Mira home of San Nicolo' from Mira, patron of the people working on inland waters. Today the traditional river trade has given place to a flourishing tourism of river cruises.
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