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Dorsoduro / Accademia
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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

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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So venice

Nothing different with other location in venice, shop, galeries, restaurant and canal. But again everywhere you walk in venice nice athmosphere you will experience it

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Nothing different with other location in venice, shop, galeries, restaurant and canal. But again everywhere you walk in venice nice athmosphere you will experience it

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Savannah, Georgia
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

If you are looking for a true Venetian experience, wander off the beaten path and explore the alleys and canals of Dorsoduro! The lesser visited side of the Grand Canal offers beautiful views and untouched Venetian architecture. We explored around here for an hour and more and each turn held something new to see.

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Murrieta, California
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This district is located across the Grand Canal from the more raucous and crowded San Marco. This is an area where you can stroll, window-shop and generally escape the hubbub that is Venice. There are quite a few boutique hotels and high-end galleries along with quite reasonable shops among the buildings. You may even come upon a professional photo shoot.

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Maribor, Slovenia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Dorsoduro is not as crowded as San Marco and Riva dei Schiavoni. There are too many people near the Accademia bridge. Other parts seem more aristocratic, nearly artistic with the most important galleries (Accademia, Peggy Guggenheim) and some important churches.

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Lima, Peru
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Reviewed 1 week ago

There isn't that much to see in Dorsoduro other than the shops, galleries and museums. Not as many coffee shops as other parts of Venice, and no "bodega" type places to buy anything there than art, craft, trinkets. Not really worth a visit by itself, but fun to walk around if you are staying there.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Indeed it's a very nice walk and you cross some nice photo spots, some palaces, and there are lot of shops all along

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Dorsoduro is another sestieri of Venice which is quieter than say, San Marco etc and this is the place where you would expect to find a quiet restaurant in a piazza. Wrong: these restaurant owners work hand in hand with these accordion 'musician's who get the manager's permission in order to destroy your ears with their music when you would... More 

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Prevost, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved the area, quiet but close to everything. Close to two Vaporetto stops Zaterre and Academia. Also close to Alilaguna's airport shuttle service at Zaterre.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wonderful location which is convenient in every way but deliciously away from the busy crowds. Great art galleries and a range of restaurants and cicchetti bars. Views over to Giudecca are very special.

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Croton on Hudson, New York
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I preferred Dorsoduro over the San Marco area that everyone else seemed to be in. A little quieter and calmer. Happily spent time just wandering around and taking in the sights.

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Dorsoduro / Accademia
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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