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Dorsoduro

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Address: Dorsoduro | Dorsoduro 190, Venice, Italy
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+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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Venice Running Tour

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My favourite side of Venice

Everywhere in Venice is of course pretty stunning, however if I was forced to declare my favourite district it would be the Dorsoduro. Perhaps because it is often less crowded... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Malvern, United Kingdom
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Malvern, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Everywhere in Venice is of course pretty stunning, however if I was forced to declare my favourite district it would be the Dorsoduro. Perhaps because it is often less crowded here than elsewhere but primarily for me wandering around its maze of canals and alleys I found it truly more picturesque and magical. Not only did we stay this side... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is not the tourist avenue. This is some of the real Venice, everyday Venice, the less glamorous Venice, but with its own sites. We enjoyed this area with its grittiness, its you and me about it. There are some great churches to see, and some good restaurants. It is chance to see children playing in the campi, waling home... More 

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Go through these back streets and discover other areas of Venice you will find some good eateries food shops and coffee shops here as well

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

There will be many sites to see in Venice. But this area of waterway is loaded with beautiful architecture and is well worth a look. You can take a water bus -Vaporetto- and by imitating an owl and looking all around as much as possible you might be able to catch everything.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We discovered this part of the city during a free walking tour. It is a very nice place and I totally recommend it.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Dorsoduro is much more reasonably priced and the people are much more friendly here. Wish we had spent more time here!

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Madison, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I'm Renting the same home I had in Dorsoduro September 2014.....I'll be there again September of this year and can't wait! Reading these reviews assures me that things are still the same there as I remember. This time I'm staying for 3 weeks and it will be like going home.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The area is full of little lanes, twisting and turning, suddenly opening onto a plaza; a mutlitude of shops, cafes, eateries. Throngs of tourists, almost without exception in good spirits and friendly, like the locals. Even the remote areas felt safe. Lost your sense of direction? No problem, signs will reappear and guide you back. Go with the flow, enjoy... More 

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

Wondering around the alleys and squares of Dorsoduro taking in the culture at a more leisurely pace after the busier Marco Polo area you feel you can enjoy the lovely architecture at your own pace. Lovely. Some good places to eat and drink at a better value for money price.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017

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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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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