Dorsoduro, Venice

4.9
#2 of 10 in Neighborhoods in Venice
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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  • Hosting the Accademia and Guggenheim museums along with Chiesa San Giorgio San Giorgio Maggiore, this has become an art destination in and of itself. Coupled with very nice hotels, this area is a plac...  more »
  • Dorsoduro has so very much to offer. This area of Venice is every bit as "authentic" as areas closer to Piazza San Marco, without all the crazy crowds. The Accademia and Guggenheim art museums are her...  more »
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