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The Best Art Museums in Dorsoduro

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The Best Art Museums in Dorsoduro

When it comes to art collections, there are very few cities which could give Venice a run for its money. Never has a city contained more superlative art, or inspired more magnificent artists, than this most breathtaking Italian pearl. The suburb of Dorsoduro, just south of San Marco, is the artistic heart of the city and has the highest concentration of museums, private collections and galleries; ideal for anyone who wants to experience the most creative side of the Venice. Considered by some to be the most picturesque corner of the city, Dorsoduro boasts an enviable skyline, great dining and shopping options and is but a swim stroke away from Venice’s historic centre. Book your holiday rental apartment in Dorsoduro when visiting Venice and enjoy an invaluable journey through the city’s most iconic art museums. Dorsoduro’s colossal art-de-resistance is the Gallerie dell’Accademie, a museum showcasing an insanely large collection of Renaissance paintings and sculptures. Sumptuous feasts for the eyes, the works housed in the gallery span a period of over 400 years, and include works by some of the most prominent Venetian artists of all time including Bellini and Carpaccio. In room 10 is where you can admire Veronese’s famous ...

Discover off the beaten path Giudecca, Venice

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Discover off the beaten path Giudecca, Venice

Giudecca, a long and narrow island framing the southern edge of Venice, is often overlooked by tourists, who prefer to be in the city’s uttermost centre. While this is obviously just fine, visitors should keep in mind that sometimes, the most authentic experiences are to be found just outside the most visited areas of town. Giudecca is testament to the fact that every city, especially one as old as Venice, boasts many diverse facets and experiencing just one means you’ll be doing it, and yourself, a great disservice. Throughout its past, Giudecca has been a fishing village, an artists’ playpen and an industrial hub. Its recent revival, back towards the more artistic side of Venice, has seen it flourish once more, and many locals attest that Giudecca is the real Venice minus the tourist crowds and the sellers of glow-in-the-dark plastic gondolas. Want to get a taste of the real Venice before it too disappears? Then book your holiday rental apartment or villa in Giudecca and discover a most authentic side of this Italian treasure. Spend your days exploring the most famous sights, and make sure you dedicate some time discovering the most hidden treasures of Venice found right here ...

Cooking Like a Local: Risi e Bisi in Venice

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Cooking Like a Local: Risi e Bisi in Venice

Although you won’t often see it on many restaurant menus in Venice, Risi e Bisi (literally rice and peas) is one of the city’s classic dishes, often cooked at home and traditionally eaten on feast days. You don’t need to be celebrating to try this incredibly easy, deliciously simple version of risotto, just a supply of fresh, spring peas in their pod. (Pick them up in season as Venice’s Rialto market). If you can't find fresh peas, this recipe works equally as well with asparagus tips or courgettes and good quality, pre-made stock (the kind you buy in tetrabricks) is fine. All you want to know about Venice's Rialto Market! This recipe is for two people: Half-litre of vegetable or chicken stock 1 medium onion-chopped 100 grams pancetta - chopped (optional) 1 ½ kilos of peas in their pod 2 cups of Arborio rice Plenty of Parmesan cheese (freshly grated) Olive oil and butter Shell the peas. Add to pods to the stock and heat to just below boiling point. In a separate, heavy-based saucepan, sauté the onion in equal parts of olive oil and butter. Add the pancetta and stir for another minute or two. Add the rice and coat the grains in the mixture, stirring constantly until they ...

The treasures of Dorsoduro in Venice

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The treasures of Dorsoduro in Venice

The centre of Venice comprises six regions and one of them is called Dorsoduro which lies south of the Grand Canal and includes the Island of Guidecca. There are numerous attractions to be found and explored within Dorsoduro and below is a brief list of suggestions. Accademia Gallery at the edge of Dorsoduro is one of the finest exhibitors of Venetian art and its history, with masterpieces on display by Titian, Tintoretto, Giorgione, Veronese, Bellini, and Tiepolo. The Peggy Guggenheim Museum exhibits contemporary works of art and a superb selection of paintings for the 19th century. The museum is on the bank of the Grand Canal and from the gardens there is a stunning view of Venice. Santa della Maria Salute Church is one of Venice’s most iconic landmarks. The church marks the entrance to the Grand Canal and was built to give thanks to God by those who had survived Europe’s plague which killed more than one in three Venetians. Ca' Rezzonico is a baroque Palazzo with beautifully preserved frescoes and antique furniture. It is on the Grand Canal near the Tiepolo and by one of the last remaining producers of gondolas. ...

What to see in Cannaregio, Venice

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What to see in Cannaregio, Venice

One of 6 districts in Venice, Cannaregio is the northern section of Venice and lies between the Grand Canal and the lagoon. East / west, it goes from the famous Rialto Bridge to the railway station and in between it offers some lovely bars, cafés and restaurants within a popular residential neighbourhood. Looking around the unique city of Venice, it is best to be on foot, although Cannaregio is on the waterbus route that goes along the Cannaregio Canal and the Grand Canal. The main tourist streets in Cannaregio are Lista di Spagna and the broad Strada Nova where there is a McDonald’s, complemented by souvenir shops and market stalls. To the north of Cannaregio are three canals running in parallel and, to the south, along the Fondamenta della Misericordia there are attractive bars that buzz with classic Venice excitement. There are many places to visit in the Cannaregio district and top of your list should be Ca' d'Oro, which is one of the most beautiful of the palaces that overlooks the Grand Canal.Other exquisite places to visit are legion, but to name just a few it is definitely worth seeing: Santa Maria dei Miracoli, which is at the eastern end ...

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