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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  • Away from the buzz of the center of Venice, a charming neighborhood that will you surprise at every street corner. Feel free to go there and have a round, favorite insured!
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  • We actually stayed in Dorsoduro at Hotel Tiziano. I believe the hotel choice may have tainted my view of this neighborhood. The hotel was horrible. (see review in hotel section. This neighborhood is a...  more »
  • If you want a sestriere less touristy, this is what you do for you: zona universitaria uncrowded and most authentic classic tourist areas of historic, but still rich in artistic, breath-taking (eg. Rafts) and shops and cafes. Highly recommended if you're visiting an authentic Venetian quarter and watch a real insight into life in Venice.
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