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Address: Dorsoduro | Dorsoduro 190, Venice, Italy
Phone Number: 0412771179
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: No

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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Definitely Dorsoduro - best of both worlds

We didn't know anything about the different districts of Venice but booked an apartment online. This was a perfect place to stay - about 15 minute easy stroll from the Ponte... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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Bath, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We didn't know anything about the different districts of Venice but booked an apartment online. This was a perfect place to stay - about 15 minute easy stroll from the Ponte Accademia and the sea front at Zaterre. We could easily make it into the main tourist bits if we wanted - but boy were we glad to be able... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Lovely area to walk about with lots of good eating , drinking ,and coffee places. Super views on the bridge at Accadamia too.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed 3 nights in Dorsoduro and were so glad we were away from the main crowded areas around Rialto and St Mark's Square. There are many great restaurants here and we were close to the Church of San Sebastian and the convent was next door. We were lulled from our sleep in the early morning to the sweet sound... More 

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Boyce, Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I made it a point to try and get out to the neighborhoods during this trip to Venice. Not necessarily for any particular venue but just to was the streets and "get lost". Well that is easy to do in Venice and It leads to many enjoyable local encounters in a city that is overwhelmed with tourists.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

More by chance than by planning, I walked from the canale del Giudecia towards piazza Roma and got somewhat lost between the universities ca foscari and of architecture. Walking among students going to classes and crossing quiet squares with small unpretentious coffees packed with students reminded me a bit of my long gone student times. Dorsoduro: a nice change from... More 

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Elefsina, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Definitely worth staying / eating / drinking outside the crowded locations around Piazza San Marco. All establishments of good value! Everything is near and far enough!

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Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Ended up here with the intention of visiting the Corner Pub, got lost and ended up buying pizza and beer and sitting in a Campo (no idea which one) enjoying the food/drink and people watching. Wandered down to the Zattere and stopped at Nicos for coffee and ice-cream then walked to Ponte dell Accademia, past the gondola repair workshop, more... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We walked along the canal until we hit the end of Dorsoduro. It was after 8pm and we were exploring and looking for a restaurant for dinner. The photos we took were great and there weren't many people. There were some galleries along the way as well as some restaurants.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We loved Campo San Margharita. Venetians use the Campo - kids playing, moms watching. Great restaurants. It's a nice quiet corner of Venice.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great area to visit it has touristy things to visit, great views and don't forget Peggy's place and the other canal side.

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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.