Dorsodurro Immersive Self-Guided Walking Tour

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Enjoy the Art and Artichokes of Venice in this beautiful walk through Dorsoduro, the city’s cultural and student district. This Dorsoduro walk is all about quenching your thirst for art, food, crafts, gondolas, wine and the local experience of Venetians. We’ll explore Ca’ Foscari University, Campo San Barnaba, the Gallerie dell’Accademia and Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute.
Join renowned historian Katie and culture vulture Colm as we roam around the stunning canals of Venice, tasting the neighbourhoods best wine and seeing its finest art.

This immersive audio tour is the ultimate guide to Rome’s most vibrant neighbourhood, and can be downloaded anytime directly onto your smartphone.

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Duration: 50 minutes
Starts: Venezia, Italy
Trip Category: Cultural & Theme Tours >> Historical & Heritage Tours



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Enjoy the Art and Artichokes of Venice in this beautiful walk through Dorsoduro, the city’s cultural and student district. This Dorsoduro walk is all about quenching your thirst for art, food, crafts, gondolas, wine and the local experience of Venetians. We’ll explore Ca’ Foscari University, Campo San Barnaba, the Gallerie dell’Accademia and Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute.
Join renowned historian Katie and culture vulture Colm as we roam around the stunning canals of Venice, tasting the neighbourhoods best wine and seeing its finest art.

This immersive audio tour is the ultimate guide to Rome’s most vibrant neighbourhood, and can be downloaded anytime directly onto your smartphone.

Itinerary
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Stop At: Università Ca’ Foscari, Dorsoduro, 3246, 30123 Venezia VE, Italy

Start the tour outside Ca’ Foscari University, a masterpiece of Venetian Gothic architecture that has sculpted the identity of Dorsoduro. Ever since 1868, Ca’ Foscari palace has been home to Ca’ Foscari University, an institution that has attracted artists, academics, merchants and students to the area.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Campo Santa Margherita, sestiere di Dorso Duro, Venice Italy

Stroll into Campo Santa Margherita, a fantastic market square during the day and the perfect place to grab a drink by night. Head over to the Varoteri school, a strange building that has been the Headquarters of the local tanners and leather makers in the 1700s, then later a store for firewood, then a cinema and then in the 1930s, but it’s most bizarre incarnation was a centre of education for fascist mysticism!

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Ponte dei Pugni, near Campo San Barnaba, Venice Italy

Walk over Ponte dei Pugni (the Bridge of Fists) and into Campo San Barnaba to see its stunning church. Learn about Venice’s warring gangs and a couple of appearances the city has had in classic films.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Ca’ Macana, Sestiere Dorsoduro 3215, 30123 Venice Italy

Weave down Ca’Macana as we learn about the beautiful craft of mask making. A mask is a sure-fire way to do whatever you want without it affecting your day-to-day business. It also meant every man and woman were equal… you could live as a prince for a night.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Casin dei Nobili Showroom, Sestiere Dorsoduro 2766/B, 30123 Venice Italy

Poke your head inside Al Casin dei Nobili (the House of the Nobles), one of the best restaurants in the neighbourhood. Venice is, of course, known for its fish and seafood, dredged fresh from the lagoon and this restaurant works wonders with these ingredients. Linguini all vongole (fresh clams), or maybe a grilled seabream.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Squero di San Trovaso, Rio San Trovaso, 30170 Venice Italy

Stop by the waterside at Squero di San Trovaso, one of the working boatyards where Venice’s famous gondolas are built.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Enoteca Schiavi, Fondamenta Nani, 992, 30123 Venezia VE, Italy

Grab a bottle of vintage wine from the marvellous Cantine del Vino gia Schiavi.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Gallerie dell’Accademia, Campo de la Carita’ Dorsoduro 1050 Dorsoduro 1050, 30123 Venice Italy

Visit the Gallerie dell’Accademia, home to masterpieces from Veronese and Giorgione to Bellini and Carpaccio. There are six renaissance artists who absolutely defined Venice and its culture: Bellini, Veronese, Giorgione, Tintoretto, Titian and Carpaccio.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Just East Accademia Along Gran Canal, 30123 Venice Italy

Learn about Peggy Guggenheim at her spectacular collection, featuring works from Picasso and Kandinsky to DuChamp and Dali.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute, Campo de la Salute Dorsoduro 1, 30123 Venice Italy

Finish the tour at the majestic Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute, Venice’s plague church. This church was built after a terrible plague ravaged Venice, one of many waves that would come here: as a centre of trade, Venice was incredibly vulnerable. The city founded plague churches with the express desire to ask the Madonna to deliver us from this scourge where people died in their thousands. The most famous of which is this beautiful church right here.

Duration: 5 minutes



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