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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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Quieter streets and canals to meander

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 26, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

This had to be one of my favourite areas of Venice. It's less crowded for a start. It's choc full of art galleries,many of which offer highly affordable and unique items. We came across a really lovely print making workshop and gallery there, the BacArt studio. Also the Il Pavone stamperia on Di Pelosin Fabio had some beautiful hand made... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

So quiet and peaceful after the crowds along the Grand Canal. Lovely buildings and real people and some of the best restaurant

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

We stayed in Dorsoduro and this is a much quiter area such a short distance from St. Marcus and all the sites and yet so few tourists in comparison. If your legs are up for some walking I recommand you stay here. We stayed at Ca'Pisini which is a small yet great hotel.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

We stayed in Dorsoduro in a 1 bedroom apt for a week. It's a wonderful neighborhood with campos - Santa Margherita for example, markets, and much quieter than the San Marco side, but very convenient to everything. The Peggy Guggenheim and the Accademis should not be missed!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

So many beautiful and quiet areas not overrun by tourists. Along the canals you will find lovely restaurants and the squares Barnaba and Margharita gives you a wonderful places to sit and enjoy the life of the locals.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

We went there twice, as the tip is where you can view the Doge's Palace etc. from the seaside. The Guggenheim and the San Mary church are worth stopping by. Quiet with less tourists.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

This is one of the quieter and less touristy part of Venice. It is very nice to walk around and see the artists at work, see the galleries. There are also a few churches and museums that are worth the visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Quite far from St.Marco, you wil suddenly find all local in bars and restaurants here. It is a perfect place to spend your evening. Michelin restaurants will be also found here.

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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.