Dorsoduro, Venice, Italy

Dorsoduro, Venice, Italy

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Our 2018 property listings offer a large selection of 264 vacation rentals near Dorsoduro. From 241 apartments to 15 houses, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Dorsoduro for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

Adventures await in Dorsoduro

Venice's historic center is known for its winding canals, charming walkable streets and wealth of attractions and the district of Dorsoduro is a fantastic spot to experience it all. There's a university here, so the area has a fresh, young vibe, with restored galleries and vintage boutiques, but the historic threads still run strong, preserved in grandiose old churches and waterfront palaces. Once you discover your perfect Dorsoduro vacation rental, you'll find all kinds of adventures await, be it hitting the museums in search of Venetian art or jetting off on boat rides for beach days on nearby islets.

Seeing the sights in Dorsoduro

The streets of Dorsoduro are lined with amazing historic structures that demand to be explored on self-guided walking tours around the district. Start at the entrance to the Grand Canal to snap photos in front of the Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute, a 17th-century church with a towering white dome. From here, explore the alleyways and bridges around the district and stumble upon haunted palaces, frescoed churches and art galleries housed in old warehouses. If you're fortunate enough to secure one of the many available Dorsoduro vacation rentals here, you'll find yourself just steps away from storied streets full of treasures.

Hunting for art in Dorsoduro

A stay in Dorsoduro would not be complete without a visit to some of the amazing art museums scattered around the university district. The Gallerie dell'Accademia is the place to go for pre-19th-century pieces from some of the greats, including artists from the Renaissance, Byzantine and Gothic eras. For more modern works from Pablo Picasso, Salvador Dali and more, take a tour of the Peggy Guggenheim Collection, housed in an 18th-century palace on the Grand Canal. There's a sculpture garden just outside the museum that is sure to entertain even the youngest visitors and a shop where you can purchase poster versions of famous artworks to take home.

Warm days in Dorsoduro

The spring and fall months are a lovely time to take long, leisurely strolls along the canals of Dorsoduro. Daytime temperatures rise into the pleasant 70s and evenings cool off in time for al fresco dinners at sidewalk cafes, watching the sunset reflect its pink hues over the water. Summer remains a popular choice for travelers thanks to the warm, clear days that call for boat excursions around the islands and afternoon stops at the gelato shop. Visiting in the busier season? Be sure to book your Dorsoduro vacation rental early to secure your ideal dates.

Boat rides and beaches in Dorsoduro

Like many parts of Venice's historic center, the streets of Dorsoduro are compact, but luckily, the island city has some spots for spreading out and getting back to nature just a short boat ride away. Lido di Venezia is a popular area for locals and tourists alike. Head here to hang out on the beach, enjoy the summer sun or go for a swim in the Adriatic Sea. Shore birds keep you company as you stretch out on the sand and puffins can sometimes be seen feeding on the quieter southern end of the islet so have your camera ready to capture the scene.