Tour of this charming and quite district and the Accademia Museum
Discover another Venice visiting Dorsoduro. far from touristic routes.
During this nice walk we'll see the Accademia complex, campo San Vio, The entrance of the Guggenheim collection, the scary Palazzo Dario, the magnificent Basilica of Salute, the Zattere promenade, the old shipyard of San Trovaso and much more.
Later a visit to the fantastic museum of Accademia, where the best Venetian paintings are displayed.
We'll get to Dorsoduro, a very lovely district, far from the crowd of touristic spots.
We'll cross the Accademia bridge, where there's a wonderful view of the Gran Canal, to start our exploration. we'll go to Campo San Vio, where you'll learn about the Blessed Contessina who crossed the canal over her mantel, and we'll stop at the entrance of the Peggy Guggenheim collection, to know something about this incredible woman.
If you like scary tales you'll enjoy the palazzo Dario story, a cursed building in front of the Gran Canal.
Later we'll go the church of Salute, a fantastic barocco building, erected to thank the Virgin Mary for the end of the plague in 1631.
Next to Salute we'll admire the incredible view of Saint Mark Basin and we'll begin a nice walk in the Zattere promenade.
We'll finishing in the Accademia museum, where masterpieces by Giovanni Bellini, Titian, Tintoretto, Veronese and Tiepolo are displayed.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: In front of The Accademia museum or in your accommodation if it's in Saint Mark square
End location: Accademia bridge
Duration: 3 hours 30 min.
This is a walking tour, please wear comfortable shoes
Estimated Local Cash Needed
12 euro - The ticket for the Accademia Museum costs 12 euro per person
Licensed Guides in Venice have no restrictions in: churches, historical buildings, all public museums and galleries and in most private collections.
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From what we have heard, most people do only one or two nights in Venice. Extend your stay beyond St Marks and the Doge's Palace and take this tour with Francesca. A very different side to Venice and a three hour stroll through the quieter streets with Francesca pointing out so many things of interest gave us such a fantastic insight to life in Venice. It was an incredibly enjoyable 3 hours. Highly recommended.