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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...
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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Delightful Dorsoduro

We have made ten seperate visits to Venice. We love the Dorsodro, because while it has major attractions, eg Accademia, Peggy Guggenheim, Santa. Maria, San Rocco, San Polo, the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 14, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

We have made ten seperate visits to Venice. We love the Dorsodro, because while it has major attractions, eg Accademia, Peggy Guggenheim, Santa. Maria, San Rocco, San Polo, the Zattere etc etc, great restaurants, cafes, bars, but compared to the rest of Venice , the Dorsduro is so quiet and peaceful.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

And 'one of the districts (districts) of Venice and will focus important museums, such as the Accademia Gallery, the Guggenheim Collection, and the Museum of the François Pinault Foundation in Punta della Dogana. Also close to the basilica of Santa Maria della Salute, there is The Foundation Claudio Buziol (dedicated to the founder of the brand Replay) located in the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

We wondered off the tourist path and strolled up and down the small narrow roads to the houses of the Venetian people - the smell of real home cooked food, the sound of real conversations, the sight of washing strung across the canal - real people in their real life environment - sharing their space with us.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

We were so thrilled when spending 4 nights in Venice that I had chosen Dorsoduro as the area to stay in. When we went over to St. Mark's Square and the Bridge there were sooo many tourists, and May is not high season. As soon as we finished our sightseeing tours we rushed back to Dorsoduro area and enjoyed walking... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Slightly off the beaten path but convenient to both the San Marco and Rialto areas. It is quiet with lots of small canals that the gondoliers frequent. The Academia bridge crossing takes you the Piazza San Marco and loads of shopping if that's what you like.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

We walked the streets of Dorsoduro (the 'hard ridge' of Venice) after a visit to the impressive Basilica of Santa Maria della Salute and admired this wonderful quarter. After that we only had to cross the Ponte dell'Accademia to reach Venice proper again.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

Venice is nice all over somehow, but here a bit less crowded and less cheap quality shops, so worth it to stroll around

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

The most enjoyable part of walking through the Dorsoduro was peeking into all the art galleries in the sestrieri. And with abundant choices in restaurants and shopping, this is the perfect place to get "lost" in Venice.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Nicer shops and more local style restaurants - proper Venice. Cross Academia Bridge and visit the squares with food markets and restaurants before crossing back to St Marco area over the Rialto Bridge

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Walked and walked and found places and got lost and lingered observing people working. This is still a living working community-- but for how long?

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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.