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Pocket Guide: Venice Dorsoduro Hotels

Dorsoduro is a walkable neighborhood that's popular for its restaurants, bars, and coffee shops. Broaden your horizons with some local theater. With hotels to suit everyone's tastes, Dorsoduro serves as a good starting point for exploring the greater Venice area.

Sightseeing around Dorsoduro

The museums and theaters provide some cultural flavor, while the monuments and historic sites offer insight into local lore. Ca' Rezzonico, Ca' Rezzonico Gallery, and Academy Gallery feature captivating exhibits. You can check out the local talent at Scuola Grande di San Giovanni Evangelista, La Fenice Opera House, and Goldoni's House. Monuments like Church of San Sebastiano, Academy Bridge, and Church of St. Roch honor the area. Swing by Zenobio Palace, Squero di San Trovaso, and Palazzo Foscari to learn about local history. Hours of family fun are waiting at Aqualandia, Astoria Village, and Jesolandia Amusement Park.

Popular activities in the area include shopping and boating. You'll find the great outdoors at parks like Papadopoli Gardens, Giardini della Biennale, and Giardini Pubblici. Maritime Station, Accademia Waterbus, or San Toma Waterbus will provide yet another welcomed diversion.

A few of the area's most popular attractions are Rialto Bridge, St. Mark's Basilica, and St. Mary of the Friars. You can also visit Campo Santa Margherita, Ca' Foscari University of Venice, and Palazzo Malipiero.

Getting around Dorsoduro

Learn about your options for water transportation at the marina.

Venice (VCE-Marco Polo) is the closest major airport, 5.1 miles (8.2 km) from Dorsoduro. Treviso (TSF) is the next closest airport, 16.4 miles (26.4 km) away.