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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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A very central location to stay in Venice

When booking to staying Venice was looking for a Central location. Travel guides detailed that Dorsoduro met this requirement. Our water Tali from Marco Polo Airport was able to... read more

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

When booking to staying Venice was looking for a Central location. Travel guides detailed that Dorsoduro met this requirement. Our water Tali from Marco Polo Airport was able to drop us off close to our accommodation - from there 30 - 40 min walking saw us cover a large area of Venice including the main sights. Lots of safe picturesque... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I love to potter in this area Away from the crowds and lots of fascinating little streets and canals. All sorts of craftsman work in this area, from sculptures to gondola makers.. Away from Guggenheim ,where people tend to congregate it is a different world.Only downside was there were not too many eating establishments..

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Chelmsford, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

It is hard to get away from all the tourists in Venice but if you stay in Dorsoduro you can excape many of them. There are small shops and pleasant restaurants and narrow lanes to explore. The Guggenheim, Ca'Rezzonico, the Academia, the Custom House and Venice Jazz Club are all located in this neighborhood. Also, there are still many local... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A little off the tourist trail but that is the beauty of the area. Many excellent restaurants and some very interesting Churches to explore.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We stayed in Santa Croce but would walk through Dorsoduro to get to the other more touristy places. Love it. Charming, eclectic, artsy, and great places to stop and have an afternoon bite and drink and one location of the last Gondola workshop and repair store.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Dorsoduro is a beautiful sestiere where you can enjoy a taste of local life mixed with tourism and fun for the students. It is also very rich of art masterpieces (in particular Guggenheim Museum, Cà Rezzonico and the Gallerie dell'Accademia) and just a bridge away from the sestiere of San Marco.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited here for two days whilst on a road trip of Europe, and we loved this area of Venice, it felt more real and how the Venice we had pictured, less tourists quaint shops and lovely restaurants. We also had a Gondola ride around here which was wonderful as we were one of only people on the canal. Much better... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place to stay as it seemed a lot quieter than other areas that seemed to be very touristy. Not too long a walk into the main parts too - and allows you to stop at quieter places to get gondolas, food etc too.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Well worth visiting this area of Venice. We stayed near to St Mark's square but wanted to visit Santa Maria Basillica in this area, we walked from the Rialto Bridge it took around 30 - 40 minutes and was so worth it, it is a beautiful area, such a difference from the hustle of St Marks, very calming and serene... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We wanted to get off the beaten tourist path, so we chose Dorsoduro to stay in, as well as spending some time wandering about. We had previous been to Venice, so we stayed away from the big tourist areas, generally. Great little restaurants and trattorias in the area, as well as interesting shops.

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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.
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