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Dorsoduro, Venice

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Neighborhood · Hidden Gem · Other
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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  • This part of Venice is my favourite part of Venice. As it has not top touristic spot, this area is quiet and authentic. The area around Campo Santa Margarita is still populated by local people. Some.....  more »
  • Guggenheim Musee was to busy and we could nt get a spot to sign in. HAs to be done next time! We loved the walking in the arty aerea as well as in the more popular student scenerie. HAnging around in....  more »

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