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Dorsoduro

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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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Fascinating area with good small bars and cafes

Relaxed, informal and very safe area to be in as a tourist. Student area so reasonable prices in bars.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 23, 2015
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Budleigh Salterton, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

lots of places to eat, lots of galleries, good people watching with the campos and you can walk all along zattarre(sp) and i like it

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Budleigh Salterton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

Relaxed, informal and very safe area to be in as a tourist. Student area so reasonable prices in bars.

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Nyon, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

To get here you cross the Academia Bridge. The walk alone is a five star sight seeing tour. The small stores and cafes are less crowded than San Marco or Rialto. Go to the end as the photo ops are incredible as you look back over the water to San Marco Square.

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Horsham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

One of Venice's six sestieri (districts), it is on the south-western side of town and includes the long southern shore of Venice which faces over the water to Giudecca (which is also officially part of the district, reviewed separately). This attractive, more laid-back area is home to a university, two famous museums (Accademia and Peggy Guggenheim Collection), the Church of... More 

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Amersham, England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

I always stay here when I come to Venice (annually) - it's less busy than the San Marco sentience, with better access to the Giudecca and Grand canals for water buses, and there are plenty of restaurants and other attractions.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This area is very nice, full of shops and nice restaurant. It is not only near to the main attractions of Venice, but, it is a great area to rent a hotel in, as it is quiet enough to sleep during the night!

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Naples, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Loved staying in Dursoduro. It is just as beautiful, but quieter and restaurants are more affordable.

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Brussels, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I really enjoyed walking around the narrow canals of Dorsoduro and having gelato at Nico, on the terrace looking over the Grand Canal and Giudecca! it is as beautiful as the other parts of Venice, only calmer and not as crowded!

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Better to stay across the channel and away from the crowds. Quiet. Easy to walk to museums, neighborhoods, Acadamie Bridge and get the water taxis. Good restaurants near by. Would highly recommend this area for all travelers

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

From what we managed to see here I could highlight the Squero di San Trovaso, one of the most intriguing squares in Venice. The square itself is a small gondola boatyard that first opened in the 17th century. Nowhere in the world you will see a square like that. Across the boatyard there is a small cafe. Here I had... More 

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