Venice has 6 neighborhoods, sestieri in Venetian: Santa Croce; San Polo; San Marcos; Castello; Cannaregio and Dorsoduro. Each neighborhood has its own personality and even if you are not going to travel now, I invite you to discover them with 1-day itineraries.
The neighborhood also includes the island of Giudecca and Sacca Fisola that we will discover in another walk.
Today we visit the Venetian neighborhood of DORSODURO, literally "hard ridge", since this area is higher and was less swampy than the rest of the city. Enjoy 360 ° views of the itinerary: A 1-DAY WALK THROUGH DORSODURO.
Due to the load of visualizations, this article is preferable to read from a computer.
What you are going to see: a Basilica to celebrate the end of the plague; the Zattere docks with views of the Giudecca island; the Accademia Bridge, the best views of the Grand Canal; the largest collection of Venetian painting; the Guggenheim museum; life in an 18th century palace: Ca 'Rezzonico; the bridge of pitched battles and much more.
Remember to move around in the spherical photos: holding down the mouse or sliding your finger on the mobile screen. Spherical photos are marked in the upper left corner with a gray diamond symbol. At the bottom you can navigate the path to different scenes with the arrows < or > (marked "Scene 1 of 9"). They can also be viewed with 3D glasses (in mobile version, by clicking on the upper right corner)
Google maps can be enlarged by clicking on the upper right rectangle.
1. WALK MAP
This walk begins at the Accademia Bridge, an essential place in the city of Venice, which you can reach with the vaporetto line 1, the water bus, stop "Accademia" or taking a walk from where you are.
In the following spherical photo you can visualize and move around the main places you will visit:
* * If you see it black, click on the upper left gray hexagon
2. FROM ACCADEMIA BRIDGE TO BASILICA DELLA SALUTE (SELECT FIRST LAYER IN MAPS)
The letters in fuchsia color correspond to points marked on Google Maps map:
A Accademia Bridge: A place to take 100 photos
Breathtaking views of the Grand Canal to take the best photos. You will feel inside a painting like the following one:
Move freely with the white arrows:
If you cross the bridge you arrive at the Caritá field (B), where you can enter:
C Galleries of the Accademia: works of art that you cannot miss
Essential visit for painting lovers, and it is also the most important museum in Venice. It houses a huge collection of Venetian and Veneto paintings
D Palazzo Cini: Tuscan Art in Venice
Florentine Renaissance paintings with Masterpieces by Filippo Lippi, Fra Angelico, Botticelli, Piero di Cosimo, Pontormo.
This house-museum is in Campo San Vio (E)
F Peggy Guggenheim Museum :the unfinished palace
The Peggy Guggenheim Collection includes masterpieces of Cubism, Futurism, European abstraction, Surrealism and American Abstract Expressionism, with works by, among others, Picasso, Pollock, Kandinsky, Miro, Chirico, Dalí.
G Palacio Dario Palace: The Wicked Palace
It keeps countless tragic stories behind its polychrome marble facade
I Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute: a reminder of the plague
The basilica was built to celebrate the end of the plague that wiped out a large part of the population of the Veneto Region. More than 80,000 Venetians perished.
On the right, H ex- church of San Gregorio, Benedictine abbey currently in disuse.
and to the left, J Seminary Patriarcale di Venezia where you can visit the Manfrediniana Art Gallery with a gallery of paintings from Manfredini's marquis collection.
3. FROM PUNTA DELLA DOGANA TO WALK THROUGH "ZATTERE" PIERS (SELECT THE SECOND LAYER OF THE MAP)
B Punta della Dogana: the old Customs
During the 15th century, the development of commercial activity in Venice brought Customs to this point. Incredible views
At Punta della Dogana
The following scenes take us strolling through the Zattere, the docks with views of the Giudecca island.
Sigue las escenas en el recorrido superior de la 1 a la 5:
C Emilio e Annabianca Vedova Foundation : the treasure of salt
E Magazzini del Sale
Salt was a fundamental product of the economy of Venice, and here, in this gigantic complex, it was where it was stored.
One of the nine Magazzini del Sale has been restored by the Emilio and Annabianca Vedova Foundation and houses exhibitions organized by the Foundation.
D San Giovanni Battista ai Catecumeni: a refuge for prisoners of the
16th century: a refuge is established here for all prisoners of war or slaves of non-Christian faith who choose to convert to Catholicism
F Santo Spirito Church
There was an adjacent monastery that was characterized by scandals related to the conduct of the nuns. Today the church is used very rarely for ceremonies.
H Sant'Agnese Church
Today it is the chapel of the adjoining convent of the Cavanis friars.
The church has an impressive ceiling painted by Giambattista Tiepolo.
J Iglesia Santa María de la Visitazione: 58 saints on its ceiling
The most valuable part of the church is the ceiling that contains 58 panels (a rare example in Venice) with portraits of Old and New Testament saints. It is open to the public for art exhibitions or concerts.
4. THROUGH RIO SAN TROVASO TO ZENOBIO DEGLI ARMENI PALACE (SELECT THE THIRD LAYER ON THE MAP)
Along San Trovaso River
Here we can make a stop on the way and take some cicchettis with a spritz or a prosecco, in:
- Osteria Al Squero: views of the Squero San Trovaso
- Cantine del Vino Gia Schiavi: with solera, wines and tapas
- or eat at the San TrovasoTavern
B Squero di San Trovaso: gondolas are born here
The place where Venetian artisans make their famous gondolas by hand and also repair them, is called Squero
C Church of San Trovaso: Gervasio and Protasio?
D Church of Ognissanti
E Church of San Sebastiano: beautiful series of frescoes by Veronese
Walking by I Fondamenta Briati
F Church dell'Angelo Raffaele: angels on all sides
G San Nicolò dei Mendicoli: Miniature Renaissance Venice
H Ariani Cicogna Palace
Gothic palace facing the Church dell'Angelo Raffaele.
J Zenobio degli Armeni Palace: surprising ballroom
5. FROM THE CHURCH DEI CARMINI TO THE BRIDGE OF THE FISTS (PUGNI) (SELECT THE FOURTH LAYER ON THE MAP)
B Chiesa dei Carmini: the scapulars
C Scuola Grande dei Carmini: paintings byTiepolo
D Campo Santa Margherita: a stop along the way
Many places to have lunch or dinner or just have a drink on one of its terraces. The atmosphere of a very lively neighborhood square.
E San Pantalon: a spectacular 3D ceiling
The ceiling painting is not a fresco, but a giant painting on canvas, probably the largest in the world
F Ca' Foscari: university buildings
Built in 1452 by the doge Francesco Foscari, today headquarters of the University Foscari of Venice
Feel the magic as you enter the ballroom. The palace houses the "Museo del Settecento Veneciano" (The Museum of the Venetian 18th century).
H-I Campo San Barnaba and Bridge dei Pugni
The Castellani and the Nicolotti were the two factions into which the popular class of Venice was divided. These rival clans met on the small bridges without railings and were dedicated to punching each other so that the enemies fell into the canal. You can put your feet on the footprints on the bridge where they were preparing for the fight, the Bridge dei Pugni.
Campo San Barnaba
Puente dei Pugni (of fists)