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Address: Dorsoduro | Dorsoduro 190, Venice, Italy
Phone Number: 0412771179
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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This Venetian district is home to some of the city’s most renowned art...

This Venetian district is home to some of the city’s most renowned art collections, including Galleria dell’Accademia—which is packed with Venetian Renaissance works—and the Peggy Guggenheim Collection, which houses 20th century art in a gorgeous palazzo setting.

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where the young at hurt are

A lot more spacious than the other parts of Venice, with the most atmospheric piazzas in Venice, loose yourself here, and discover why Venice is so romantic and unique. Laughs at... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Thessaloniki Region, Greece

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Thessaloniki Region, Greece
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16 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

A lot more spacious than the other parts of Venice, with the most atmospheric piazzas in Venice, loose yourself here, and discover why Venice is so romantic and unique. Laughs at the background make you wish you were born and raised in this small piece of land.

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Lyme Regis, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Our hotel was on the edge of the area and we found it easy to walk to everywhere. The streets and canals are less crowded but still very 'Venice' and the restaurants much cheaper than in the main areas of Venice. Here we found most restaurants didn't have a cover charge or an added tip - it was up to... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A lovely district in Venice that has many local stores and cafes well away from the crowds of San Marco. There is a store here where you can buy an authentic venetian mask rather than the cheap tourist versions in San Marco and Rialto.

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Perth, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Dorsoduro is much quieter than the rest of Venice and a great place to stroll around and also has several very good but expensive restaurants on the Grand Canal. it also has the Peggy Guggenheim house and art gallery to visit.

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Florence, Italy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

For first time visitors, once the regular attractions have been explored and exhausted, this is definitely the best part of Venice. Restaurants and hotels are cheaper. There are less crowds, and some of the most interesting museums, churches and exhibitions are to be found here, not to mention being lost, which I always seem to do, but accept as part... More 

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Kirkcaldy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We crossed the grand canal and enjoyed a walk around the east end of Dorsordura. Lots of wonderful photo opportunities.

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Lowestoft, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our hotel was situated in this region and was excellent. It is easily reached by water bus and containes many bars, shops and restaurants.

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Upton upon Severn, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed in this region and it offers plenty with a fairly short walk to Rialto. There is currently a Leonardo da Vinci exhibition on which is marvellous

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California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed in Dorsoduro and were so thankful we did! It is the most charming district! We loved the life of the place during the day and early evening but it was so peaceful and quiet at night!

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Fethiye, Turkey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is one of Venice predominately residential areas. It is a lovely and interesting area to walk around and you can stop at some excellent little restaurants and coffee shops.

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The most famous sestiere (district) in Venice has one of the world's most famous squares, St. Mark's (Piazza San Marco). Anchored on one end by the basilica, clustered around it are restaurants, museums, shops, orchestras playing in the square, pigeons, the grand pink Doge’s Palace (Palazzo Ducale), the soaring campanile bell tower, an astrological clock tower, plus gorgeous cafes and restaurants like Florian and Quadri. Piazza San Marco is beloved by Venetians themselves. They book a table anytime, which offers a buffer from the fray. This grand outdoor drawing room attracts Venetians for a stroll too, especially late in the afternoon when the hoards of daytrippers thin out. It's simply a grand place to meet.