Venice & the Veneto - Dorsoduro (PDF Chapter)

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Venice & the Veneto - Dorsoduro (PDF Chapter)

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This is the Dorsoduro chapter from Lonely Planet’s Venice & the Veneto guide-book.

Dorsoduro is home to some of Venice’s most high-profile galleries along with some fascinat-ing art-filled churches. If you’re an art aficionado, you’ll need two or three days to do it justice; fair-weather fans could cram a lot into a day.

  • get a crash course in Venetian painting at the Gallerie dell’Accademia, positively blushing with masterpieces of glowing colours, censored subjects and breathless elegance
  • maps
  • test the curative powers of Baldassare Longhena’s mystical architecture and finding hid-den Titian wonders at the Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute
  • transport
  • waltz through baroque palace ballrooms, salons and boudoirs surrounded by sublime Ve-netian art at Ca’ Rezzonico
  • restaurants & accommodation

Coverage includes: Sights, Eating, Drinking & Nightlife, Entertainment, Shopping.

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