Dorsoduro Tour, Venice

Dorsoduro Tour, Venice
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This self-guided walking tour is included in the iOS app "Venice Map and Walks" on iTunes App Store and the Android app "Venice Map and Walks" on Google Play.
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Dorsoduro is one of the six districts of Venice, whose name translates as “hard bridge” from Italian, due to the area's relatively high terrain. The city's highest spots, along with Giudecca Island and Isola Sacca Fisola, are found here. Dorsoduro is home to some of Venice's most picturesque canals, historic locations and cultural venues, including Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute, Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Campo San Barnaba and Campo Santa Margherita.
If modern art and historic architecture combined sounds like your kind of fun, Dorsoduro is the right place to go.

Dorsoduro Tour - Route Map

Guide Name: Dorsoduro Tour
Guide Location: Italy » Venice
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 10
Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.0 km
Author: naomi
Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute

1) Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute (must see)

Santa Maria della Salute (English: Saint Mary of Health), commonly known simply as the Salute, is a Roman Catholic church and minor basilica located in the Dorsoduro sestiere of the Italian city of Venice. It is one of the best expressions of Baroque architecture in Venice. It stands on a narrow finger of land between the Grand Canal and the Bacino di San Marco making the church visible when entering the Piazza San Marco from the water. The Salute is part of the parish of the Gesuati and is the...   view more
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Sight description based on wikipedia
Peggy Guggenheim Collection

2) Peggy Guggenheim Collection (must see)

The Peggy Guggenheim Collection is a small museum on the Grand Canal in Venice. It is one of several museums of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation. Containing principally the personal art collection of Peggy Guggenheim (1898–1979), a former wife of artist Max Ernst and a niece of mining magnate Solomon R. Guggenheim, this museum houses a somewhat smaller and more idiosyncratic collection than the other Guggenheim Foundation museums. However, the works on display include those of prominent...   view more
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Sight description based on wikipedia
Palazzo Barbarigo

3) Palazzo Barbarigo (must see)

Palazzo Barbarigo is a palace in Venice, situated on the Grand Canal of the city. It was originally built in the 16th century. Today it is one of the more opulent palazzi on the canal, distinguished by its mosaics of Murano glass applied in 1886. At the time it was owned by the proprietors of one of the glass factories, who took their cue from the exterior mosaics on the facade of St Mark's Basilica. The palazzo follows the Renaissance pattern of design on three floors: an open loggia gives...   view more
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Accademia Galleries

4) Accademia Galleries (must see)

Gallerie dell' Accademia was founded primarily as an art school in 1750. It had the most famous art teachers of the time from all over Italy. With time it came to house a host of paintings by well-known Venetian and Italian artists. Here are presented several works of Titian, including his last work "Pieta". The painting was finished after his death by Jacopo Palma il Giovane.

The greatest names of Italian art such as: Bellini, Giorgione, Veronese, Tintoretto, Titian,...   view more
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Sight description based on wikipedia
Cantinone Già Schiavi

5) Cantinone Già Schiavi

Cantinone Già Schiavi is both a bar and a wine store. Quick Italian food is always served very well here and it is cheaper comparing to other places to eat in Venice. Their vegetables of mortadella served with tiny peperoncini and shredded leeks are the house...   view more
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Campo San Barnaba

6) Campo San Barnaba

Campo San Barnaba is a campo (square) in Venice, northern Italy. The most famous sites in the area, the church with the same name and the bridge opposite to the church, where both featured in numerous films including Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade where it served as the exterior to the...   view more
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Sight description based on wikipedia
Signor Blum

7) Signor Blum

What to buy here: Handmade wooden puzzles.

Before leaving Venice, take a part of this marvelous town with you. It's possible with a wooden puzzle which depicts some of the typical buildings of Venice, like the Rialto Bridge, the Doge's Palace, one of the wonderful palaces you can see when riding a gondola-tour on the Grand Canal. You can buy this in the shop called "Signor Blum". The owner is making (and painting) these puzzles by hand and each one of them is really...   view more
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Ca' Rezzonico – Museum of 18th-century Venice

8) Ca' Rezzonico – Museum of 18th-century Venice (must see)

Ca' Rezzonico is a palazzo on the Grand Canal in Venice. It was designed, in the late 17th century, by the greatest architect of the times - Batlthasar Longen. The building took lots of years to complete, and it was not finished until 1745 by the architect Giorgio Massari, who had been brought in to oversee the completion of the project by the new owners - the Rezzonico Family.

Numerous paintings by such artists as Pietro Longhi, Francesco Guardi and Giandomenico Tiepolo can be found in...   view more
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Sight description based on wikipedia
L'Angolo del Passato

9) L'Angolo del Passato

L'Angolo del Passato, located in Venetian district of Dorsoduro, specializes in antique and contemporary glassware. Here you can find a large collection of “goti de fornasa,” vases, and other glass souvenirs from the 1920s and...   view more
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Campo Santa Margherita

10) Campo Santa Margherita (must see)

Campo Santa Margherita is a large square in Venice. Many restaurants and cafes are located here. Also every morning a street market is at the disposal of the locals and tourists. Different type of entertainment activities take place very often in the...   view more
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Sight description based on wikipedia

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