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Artsy is the defining mood of this neighbourhood with street artists, students, painters, sculptors, restorers, curators, historians, collectors, heirs and heiresses rubbing elbows. Peggy Guggenheim's collection, now a museum, lures chic locals for evening art aperitifs. Traditionalists and visionaries cocoon in bohemian luxury. La Salute basilica buttresses the neighbourhood to the east. Gondolas bob
in the morning light. The Accademia Bridge crosses the Grand Canal. A back street doubles as basketball court. Palaces house residents, or like Ca' Foscari a university, or a museum like Ca’ Rezzonico that attracts Venetians for concerts. Dorsoduro reveals its industrial roots too, in buildings converted to house university departments or exhibitions. Campo Santa Margherita bursts with youthful energy from local students. Foot traffic bustles to and from Piazzale Roma and Santa Lucia train station. Evening commuters pause for an aperitivo. Neighbours exchange confidants in a campo (square) on their way to market.
You do realize that cars cannot be used in Venice. Having said that if you are coming to Venice by car you can park at the Tronchetto Parking Garage - you can go on line to check prices. If you are flying into Venice you... More
You do realize that cars cannot be used in Venice. Having said that if you are coming to Venice by car you can park at the Tronchetto Parking Garage - you can go on line to check prices. If you are flying into Venice you can take public transportation from the airport and rent a car on the island if you are continuing on by Car.