Things to Do in Venice
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Given the propensity of Venice to suffer flooding, the Dorsoduro, which translates as “high ridge”, is ioncomparatively high, solid ground and impervious to the whims of the oceanic tides. As such, it is home to vast collections of art, housed in numerous galleries, safe from the threat of flood waters. This includes the Venetian edition of New York’s Guggenheim Museum, here situated in a waterside facility.
By traversing the Accademia Bridge over the Grand Canal, visitors are transported into a more affordable, less insanely busy sector of Venice, but still resplendent with endless beauty. This is the area that is home to the city’s university, Campo Santa Magherita, and it is home to students; it is therefore complemented by smaller eating establishments, funky little shops and a wide selection of vintage apparel boutiques. Still Venice, but not on steroids!
Museums and galleries abound. Churches, too. An idyllic section of the city to explore at your own pace. The nuance is slower, the expenses are lower. It’s unpretentious and easy-going. This is where to stop and linger in galleries with classic works from great artists.