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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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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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Favourite area of Venice

This part of Venice is the centre to arts and crafts, narrow canals, restaurants and the Peggy Gugelheim museum. It is also a LOT quieter the most other areas. There are a few... read more

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Derby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This part of Venice is the centre to arts and crafts, narrow canals, restaurants and the Peggy Gugelheim museum. It is also a LOT quieter the most other areas. There are a few boutique hotels, and ferry landings on the Grand Canal, and the main lagoon, serve the district.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Was lovely to wander around the streets, even though it was August, some of the streets were very quiet. It didn't seem like busy holiday time.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is the nicest neighbourhood in Venice, far from the madding crowds and tourist traps. The stores here actually have quality products and it's easier to find a restaurant that is actually focused on delivering a good meal. The museums are all in this area and a must-do in Venice. The Peggy Guggenheim is lovely and must not be missed.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Currently staying in an apartment near San Barnaba in Dordoduro. This area of Venice is an nice mix of locals and tourist alike. In local cafés and restaurants you'll will often find yourself outnumbered by locals which gives this area a nice feel. A basic comprehension of Italian is helpful as it makes the interactions so much more pleasant. There... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Impossible to get away from tourists in Venice any time of year, but this district is a mix of locals and tourists with less of the chaos than across the Grand Canal. Take a stroll on the Zattere, visit the Guggenheim and the Punta della Dogana, and just relax. Great area.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I liked this part of Venice more as it was less crowded than the San Marco area. Not much to see except the Peggy Guggenheim museum but definitely a great area to wander around.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the best districts of Venice! As a place is very impressive and gives a great atmosphere at all: absolutely to be visited!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

this area is a bit off the beaten path! So less tourist the further you go. Its quite nice to wonder around the streets and get lost!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Once away from the Guggenheim and Dalute, this can be quieter than the sestiere on the other side of the Grand Canal.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's a lovely place and a haven from the busy St Mark's square. Lots of eating places and things to do. Very pretty and well worth a visit. This place was recommended to me and now I am recommending it to you. It's very chic and if you do come here, don't miss seeing the Peggy Guggenheim museum.

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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.