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Address: Dorsoduro | Dorsoduro 190, Venice, Italy
Phone Number: 0412771179
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: No
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Quieter, cleaner, more interesting than its noisier neighbour across the bridge

THIS is one of two neighbourhoods you really MUST see (the jewish ghetto being the other) - after fighting your way through the San Marco scrum and doing the other "greatest hits... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

THIS is one of two neighbourhoods you really MUST see (the jewish ghetto being the other) - after fighting your way through the San Marco scrum and doing the other "greatest hits" items - walk cross the Academia Bridge and enter a different world - cleaner, quieter, more interesting. In particular make sure to see the Peggy Guggenheim Gallery you... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

Great area to stay in Venice, easy walking distance from St. Mark, yet, a lot more quiet. Good restaurant selection

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tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Once you visit the required sites, go back to this neighborhood for the rest of your visit. Quiet, student area and locals.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Walk every inch of Venice and you will find really bust canals like the one which is not good for a gondola ride but worth seeing. I don't know how there are not any boat accidents, its insane. find a quieter canal for your romantic ride.

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West Chester, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

This area is always one of my favorites or Venezia. Allows you to walk along calle and enjoy such wonderful views and homes. Not a busy area with tourists like some of the other sections, but more are discovering this side of Venezia.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Dorsoduro is a beautiful area, it tends to be less crowded that other parts of Venice, but there are plenty of things to do. Loads of places to eat and even a supermarket or two if you need to do a bit of "normal" shopping. One of the Campi was holding a music festival when we were there and they... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

We used Airbnb to find a comfortable, lovely apartment in the heart of Dorsoduro. The are houses the university, local cafes, smaller restaurants and most of all no crowds but still 15-20 min walk from San Marco. You find the oldest Gondola maker, amazing gelati on the shore and the view is not any worst across the canal than other... More 

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Belmont, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

I am so happy I booked our hotel here. It is beautiful and so nice to be away from the crowds. Venice is one of the most crowded places I have ever been to.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Dorsoduro is a great place to escape to when the crowds of St Mark's Square is driving you a little crazy. There are plenty of places to relax over a coffee or something to eat plus plenty to see. A highlight was Santa Maria della Salute and of course, Campo San Barnaba if you're an Indiana Jones fan.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Our hotel was situated in this quieter part of Venice. Nice shops and restaurants and things were generally cheaper. Would recommend, though bring a map!

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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.