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Dorsoduro

A district of contrasts, Dorsoduro stretches from the port, backed by an historic but rather run-down zone long home to sailors and fishermen, via the panoramic Zattere and Grand Canal, all the way to the Punta della Dogana, a chic area of foreign consulates and wealthy residences. Highlights for visitors include two foremost art galleries, the Accademia and the Peggy Guggenheim Collection, crammed with masterpieces ancient and modern, as well as Ca’ Rezzonico palace and magnificent churches, Santa Maria della Salute and San Sebastiano, the latter famous for its wonderful Veronese canvases. Literally the “hard backbone” of Venice, as it ...

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