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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  • Compared to San Marco there is a lot less tourists on the sidewalks. We went in the first week of august, very hot and I recommend to stay in the shadows and grab some nice icecream that they sell alm...  more »
  • Although the Dorsoduro is on the route between the Piazza Roma and the Accademia it's quiet with a certain charm. Look carefully ande you'll find one of the remaining gondola boatyards.  more »
  • Not so trendy, life goes a bit slower, not too many tourists, more authentic, with boats selling vegetables, small local shops, plenty of small bars and cafes. Perfect to relax in Venice.  more »

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