Dorsoduro, Venice

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Explore the quieter side of the city in Dorsoduro, where a slice of "authentic Venice" can still be found. Cross the lovely Accademia Bridge from St. Mark’s Square and get lost in the comparatively peaceful streets of a neighborhood historically inhabited by artists and students. Surrounded by graffiti-filled streets, local restaurants, and Venetians going about their business, visit some art galleries, such as the Galleria dell’Accademia and the Peggy Guggenheim Collection, housed within beautiful palace architecture. Use our Venice travel planner to visit Dorsoduro on your trip to Venice, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • quiet giving face guidicella! monuments, Museum to discover BCP: Basilica santa maria della salute, san pantaleon, campo santa margherita etc...
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  • The city is small, but this area is really at the center of everything. Beautiful to walk it at night. It has the perfect combination of tourism and people from the city, although it is certainly very...  more »
  • I found this part of Venice (especially parallel to the Canal Grande) quaint and intriguing. A slower pace of life within the back streets of a mainly residential area. I enjoyed the arty street where...  more »

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