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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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A little off the beaten track, but more authentic

Less touristy, though on a sunny day the laguna side cafes and restaurants were overcrowded and a place hard to find

Reviewed 3 days ago
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Less touristy, though on a sunny day the laguna side cafes and restaurants were overcrowded and a place hard to find

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We came to Dorsoduro to find the Scuola San marco and the medical Museum. It was very pleasant to potter through the streets to find it and then work our way back to our hotel on the other side of San Marco

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We were staying in Dorsoduro right opposite St Marks square so it was easy to either walk or take a water bus to the most famous attractions. But this section of the city has lots of great bars restaurants and museums/ things to see and do, get lost in the numerous little piazzas where food and drink is good but... More 

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A terrific area to experience the quieter side of Venice. Lovely piazzas, cafes and a real taste of local life. This area is not naked retail coercion.

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We thoroughly enjoyed walking through this quiet Venetian neighborhood, both on our own and with a guide. Lots of little streets and alleys, little campos, much less crowded. Lovely things to look at. Had a nice dinner, did a little shopping. What more can you ask for?

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Reviewed 1 week ago

When you leave the San Marco sestiere by walking over the Accademia bridge, you are in the colorful Dorsoduro, a quarter of great shops, fine restaurants, and great museums. Strolling along the Grand Canal, you encounter the Gallerie dell' Accademia, which contains an impressive collection of Venetian painting.The next major attraction is the Peggy Guggenheim Collection, a classic, sprawling palazzo... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Stay a few days in Venice and you will enjoy a lot of walking. I took an afternoon walk from San Marco across the Ponte dell Accademia to visit Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute towards the tip of this area. The Basilica was interesting and free to visit, after which I walked to teh very tip, then along the... More 

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We actually stayed here in a b&b called ca della corte whilst in Venice. The piazzola di roma (bus and train station) is here so being based in Dorsoduro made sense. What we found by staying here is the area is a lot quieter, has less tourists and eating and drinking here is a lot more relaxing. Some fantastic canals,... More 

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Easter Sunday - San Marco jammed, head over the Ponte dell'Accademia and you're into the quieter confines of Dorsoduro Don't get me wrong - it's still busy in some of the narrow passages up by the Peggy Guggenheim bit lots of the side passages, with their little art shops and the likes as way quieter A cooler and quieter respite... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Dorsoduro is a lovely area of Venice between the Grand Canal and the Giudecca. We have rented apartments there twice and stayed in the very nice Ca'Pisani Hotel. It is certainly less hectic than St. mark's Square or the area near the Rialto Bridge. In Dorsoduro you'll find real people living, better restaurants, the gondola building shop, grocery stores,... More 

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Artsy is the defining mood of this neighbourhood with street artists, students, painters, sculptors, restorers, curators, historians, collectors, heirs and heiresses rubbing elbows. Peggy Guggenheim's collection, now a museum, lures chic locals for evening art aperitifs. Traditionalists and visionaries cocoon in bohemian luxury. La Salute basilica buttresses the neighbourhood to the east. Gondolas bob in the morning light. The Accademia Bridge crosses the Grand Canal. A back street doubles as basketball court. Palaces house residents, or like Ca' Foscari a university, or a museum like Ca’ Rezzonico that attracts Venetians for concerts. Dorsoduro reveals its industrial roots too, in buildings converted to house university departments or exhibitions. Campo Santa Margherita bursts with youthful energy from local students. Foot traffic bustles to and from Piazzale Roma and Santa Lucia train station. Evening commuters pause for an aperitivo. Neighbours exchange confidants in a campo (square) on their way to market.
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