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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
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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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Quieter part of Venice well worth it for a romantic walk.

Once you cross over the Accademia Bridge, you can get lost in the quieter corners of Dorsoduro and reach the Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute, and admire from there the Chiesa... read more

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Once you cross over the Accademia Bridge, you can get lost in the quieter corners of Dorsoduro and reach the Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute, and admire from there the Chiesa di San Giorgio Maggiore. Turn around looking towards Guidecca you keep walking by the water and will find cute restaurants and delicious gelato.

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Barcelona, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great area to stay with your family specially if you are travelling with kids. Nice streets and local shops near by. The neighbourhood is quiet and you can have very nice walks at night. It as at walking distance from the city center, you just need to cross Ponde dell'Acaddemia and walk a few minutes or take the public boat.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Lovely district with beautiful sights that are away from the Tourist crowds. Mainly Residential but no less beautiful and inspiring than the overrun San Marco area. Choose one of the back lane Osteria's for a lunch amongst the locals and do as the Venecian's do.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I just spent a week in Venice (it was not my first visit there) and totally loved it. There are plenty of beautiful churches, palaces and interesting museums to visit. But for me, the best thing to do is to walk around a Sestiere and get lost. Discover beautiful houses, narrow streets, a gondola wharf, a charming wine-bar, a lovely... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This side of Venice is really pleasant. It seems to be more local. Not as many hotels and I was told that this is where the locals eat and play.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Just a few tiny streets and a crossing of the Canal Grande away - Dorsoduro. Walk, watch and if lost just look for the helpful signs (yellow with arrow, on street Corners/buildings) guiding you to Accademia or Rialto. You will find stores along your ways if in need of refreshments or food. Some Campos have public benches. Be sure: you... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The area is the location for a university so there were many young people graduating when we visited. Great atmosphere and fun without the commercialism of St Marks Square

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I don't know if this is the name of the place, but it has some of the best cicheti in Venice! We also found some wonderful local wine to bring home. Very friendly staff. We wish we had another night to go back. You know it is a good place because a lot of the options for food were gone... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

First time visit to this beautiful area. Wonderful artisan shops, good selection of bars and restaurants. So peaceful here compared to San Marcu, a bit of a find.

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Campo Margherita is a large piazza with bars and restaurants and shops nearby. If you have been to Venice a few times and seen all the usual touristy hotspots then spend some time here. The shops include supermarkets and more 'regular shops' as well as those aimed at tourists and it's simply a great place to relax with a coffee... More 

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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.