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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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Interesting to wander around

Great just to get lost in the back streets, wandering around and grabbing a coffee or ice cream here and there.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Ben F
London, United Kingdom

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great just to get lost in the back streets, wandering around and grabbing a coffee or ice cream here and there.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We particularly enjoyed this neighborhood. Great views of the whole city and interesting canals. Great palace for photographers

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the best seafood places by the Canal Grande, gorgeous walks through this district direction to Santa Maria della Salute church. If tired, get a vaporetto (public transit). Stops frequent.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you want to get the feel for Venice, get out and about and explore on foot. We found a little place for pizza right on the water. It was a nice way to spend a hour or so.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Cannaregio is less busy with tourists than most areas. There are some great restaurants in the area. In general everything is less expensive than the big tourist areas. More opportunity to mingle with the locals and really get to know Venice.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Dorsoduro is a little away from public transport access but I feel it is a very different part of Venice. It has a special feel. Great hotels, university, theatres, stores, cafes, restaurants, views, ambience, just perfect for a few days in Venice.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A must for wandering around, visiting Chichetti bars, getting lost around the beautiful canals, visiting one of the last Gondola boatyards, watching locals go about their business and not many tourists.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We wondered around this part of town on two different days. A great place to just walk and see the sights an stop at any local place with outside tables

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have visited Venice over 7 times and this area is by far the best place to set up base. The area is much more quieter and arty, with campo Santa margarita hosting bars and restaurants. Venice usually closes around 10.30pm but Dorsoduro generally has later closing times making food shopping or long drinks in open bars much more accessible.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A nice and quiet part of Venice away from the crowds but close enough to get everywhere with several museums and churches to visit of its own .We were here end of October early November and it was very quiet but some of the nice restaurants are still very busy will be staying here again when we come back

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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.