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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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Description: 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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After the tourist chaos of St Marks Doroduro offers a different perspective and an interesting view. It's also more upmarket and the masses of tourists with just a day in Venice... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

After the tourist chaos of St Marks Doroduro offers a different perspective and an interesting view. It's also more upmarket and the masses of tourists with just a day in Venice can't always find their way here. If you want a quieter spot this is it.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Just across the academic bridge this area has great wine bars, squares, and shopping away from the insanity of the St. Marcos square and its vicinity. Just stroll, get lost and enjoy venice.

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Faenza, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Venice is marvellous wherever you go. This is a lovely part of the city that, usually, is less crowded and equally beautiful. The Giudecca Canal crosses Dorsoduro (translated: "hard back") and from there you can see Molino Stucky at the very far left, the whole Giudecca Island and la Salute (and, actually, many many other things). The best moment of... More 

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Playa Del Carmen
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

A beautiful neighborhood, specially if you are looking to buy art. This is close to Punta della Dogana. You will find cristal, masks, paintings, sculpture and everything you can imagine. Expensive art but really with high quality.

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Ploiesti, Romania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

As a first timer in Venice there isn't much you have to do: just take a stroll through the winding narrow streets of the district, grab a quick espresso on your way and... dream on ! The place is highly conducive to dreaming, whether you hire a gondola or not; better not, since they ask for an arm and a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

This part of venice is so different. So quite, so interesting. Full of great restaurants, art shops the gondola boat yard Take time to stop at one of the great restaurants alongside the outer edge

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Dorsoduro is a quiet, relaxing area to stay after a dizzying day of sights, sounds and hordes of people. Close to Accademia, Guggenheim Museum.

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Columbia, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Home to the Peggy Guggenheim Museum, a wonderful section of Venice to visit and stay while on vacation

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

as soon as you leave the San Marco sestiere you will find far fewer crowds, though no less spectacular scenery! This was a lovely area, with great restaurants, a large promenade along the water and nicer pace. S

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

This is a must see to appreciate how life is outside of the tourist locations. Beautiful and peaceful!

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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.