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Dorsoduro, Venice: 12 reviews and 33 photos

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In the afternoon we walked again at Dorsoduro, this time a bit at the north side towards Rialto bridge. We checked the church San Simeone Grande (pic 1). It was built in 10th century but the façade is from 19th century. It is also knows as San Simeone Profeta and it’s been said that in 1630 many victims from 1630 plague had been buried under the floor! After some minutes we reached another church, San Giacomo da l’Orio (pic 2). It was originally built in the 9th century but was rebuilt in 13th, 14th and 15th century again. It is supposed to house several great paintings but we preferred to stay outside on the San Giacomo square which turned to be one of our most relaxing moments in Venice. We just enjoyed another ice cream while watching the local people chatting, eating ice cream and kids playings. We were jelous of little kids that were completely in their own world without the stress we have even on holidays when we try to catch everything. Pic 3 is one of my favorite pictures in Venice.

We checked some more churches like Santa Maria mater Domini and San Cassiano before we reach ponte storto, another small bridge that leads into the short alley calle del ponte Storto, one of the shortest alleys in Venice. We took some more nice photos (pic 4) and walked along peaceful alleys, we passed by Campo Sant’ Aponal and San Silvestro churches that were our last stops before we start walking at Riva del Vin at Grand Canal that leads to Rialto bridge. It’s rare to find long promenades along the Grand Canal so don’t miss it to walk a bit here.

Address: Dorsoduro area
Phone: +39 041 277 1179

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Jul 3, 2009
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