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Address: Dorsoduro | Dorsoduro 190, Venice, Italy
Phone Number: 0412771179
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: No
Description: This Venetian district is home to some of the city’s most renowned art...
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absolutely the most beautiful part of venice if you want to avoid the crowds. A lot of art shops and nice quaint restaurants.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

absolutely the most beautiful part of venice if you want to avoid the crowds. A lot of art shops and nice quaint restaurants.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Just loved staying in this quarter. It's within easy reach of just about everywhere - by vaporetto, or walking. Lots of nice restaurants around. Within walking distance of the train station. Otherwise I'd go for Cannaregio - nearer the station, possibly cheaper. But I love Dursoduro for being quiet and beautiful.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

That district of Venice is quiet and very real as for the Venice reality. There is less tourists than in San Marco and Canareggio. We chose that place on purpose to be far away from the tourist places and find peace and calm in Venice, especially in the morning and in the evening. The one of the few places in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

I lived there 5 weeks early this year. I loved it as it was off the beaten path of tourists yet I walk to the train station, bus stops in Piazzale Roma, St. Mark's, fashion district, Ca' Forscari Management School in St. Croce in under 20 minutes (if you know the way). There are some real gems in this area... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

If you are looking for relative quiet and authentic Venice charm, this is for you, just like Santa Crocce, the Ghetto or Canareggio

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

If I were to rent an apt short term this is where I would rent. It is close to everything yet you are not in the 'Disneyland' of the center which in the summertime (we were there in July) can be very overwhelming. It has a lovely, laid back feel to it. I was travelling with children so it wasn't... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

We purposely "got lost" here. It was so nice to get away from the crowds and enjoy quieter streets! My husband and I really enjoyed sitting in Campo San Margarita, too.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

Just loved the whole area. Magnificent churches, good museums and little quirky restaurants. Glad we stayed in the area as we might never have visited it and that would have been a shame

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

We walked the streets of Venice with a local who was showing us the best of the area and also that of San Polo. We experienced a mask maker working his trade, another who was working the oars of the gondolas and also saw where those gondolas are made and repaired. Beautiful little alleys, piazzas filled with specialist shops and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

The part of Venice from the Salute church to past the Accademia is the Dorsoduro. A place away from tourism, especially between Salute and Academia. Quiet squares, canals and streets (even in busy times) make for an oasis of peace before you return to more popular areas.

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Address: Address: Dorsoduro | Dorsoduro 190, Venice, Italy
Phone Number: 0412771179
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Veneto  >  Province of Venice  >  City of Venice  >  Venice>  > San Marco

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San Marco
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.