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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  • Great little neighborhood with lots of shops that are tiny. Lots of bars and restaurants with outdoor seating. We stayed in this area through AirB&B. Venice is not for the handicap. There are tons of ...  more »
  • Eventhough Venice is art by itself, in this particular district you find the Peggy Guggenheim Collection, the Academy of Fine Arts in Venice and other art schools, as well as lots of tiny stores, off ...  more »
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