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Dorsoduro

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Address: Dorsoduro | Dorsoduro 190, Venice, Italy
Phone Number:
+39 041 277 1179
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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Venice Art Tour with Entrance to the Gallerie dell'Accademia
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Private Tour: Venice Gondola Ride Including the Grand Canal
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Pleasant Walk

Another great district of Venice that is a lot quieter than San Marco. Pleasant walks full of lovely sights, art galleries, lots of nice shops. Be sure to stop at Basilica di... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Another great district of Venice that is a lot quieter than San Marco. Pleasant walks full of lovely sights, art galleries, lots of nice shops. Be sure to stop at Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

yooooooooooo man This is the best area oof veniceeeeeeeeeeee Not lido not castello not cannaregio not s croce not murano not san marco mannnnnnnnnnnn this is the best DD

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This is a beautiful and quiet area of Venice. Its just a 15 min walk San Marco. We stayed here over the New Year so the University was closed. It may be a lot busier when the students are around.

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Last year we explored this area and this year we stay in a flat there. It was a great decision and that helped us get a feeling for how Venetians live, not just what it feels like to visit the city. Great wine bars and restaurants, wonderful shops, just a pleasure overall.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

During our holidays we stayed at hotel Belle Arti in Dorsoduro. We really likes to walk around in the small streets looking for nice places to eat, drink or shop.

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Saint Mary in the Marsh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This area is a must to explore as it is away from the hustle and bustle of San Marco. It has museum, galleries a great big square with normal Italians, a real market and great prices. It is a place to let yourself wander around the calles and see what you can discover. Even the great Venetian mask shop, the... More 

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Hastings, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a lovely quiet area to wander arond with many nice art gallerys, shops and restaurants. Very often there are musicans playing outside in the little green garden areas all adding to the atmosphere of the place. Lots of little squares and bridges, gondolas and boats, great for photos.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 19, 2016

Dosoduro is a very fun place to shop and window-shop. The Ca'Macana mask shop is breathtaking. The Squero di San Trovaso boatyard is another "once in a lifetime" experience -- watching gondolas being made. There are many bacari, bars that serve ciccheti (small snacks) all day, so a "bacaro crawl" may be a good option for lunch.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2016

this is a lovely area to stay in (I rented an apartment) and you definitely feel at home here living amongst the locals. There is a very good supermarket (Conrads) by the San Basilio vaparetto stop. There are numerous restaurants in the surrounding area and you will be spoilt for choice. The Galleria Accademia and the Guggenheim are just a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2016

Spent the afternoon walking through the streets - get lost, find yourself again and do it all over. Once can absorb more of the local culture with slightly less tourism than near St. Mark's. With several bars/trattorias/gelaterias, there's always a spot to sit down watch people walk by or navigate the canals, or listen to church bells

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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.
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