Venice, life and art: Dorsoduro, San Polo and surroundings
Enjoy a route around the Dorsoduro district and beyond, cherished by the art lovers. I decided to name this itinerary “Venice, life and art” because it will show you around the places where Venetians carry out their everyday life, places of craftmenship but also artistic sights off the beaten path.
Amongst the many landmarks, we’ll talk about Accademia and its museum. The galleries host many masterpieces by the most famous artists of the Venetian Renaissance, such as Tiziano, Bellini, Tintoretto, Veronese and Carpaccio. We’ll experience the flavours of Santa Margherita square with its daily Venetian life and the nightly student life. Stroll by the craftsmen in the nearbies of Ca’ Foscari University, Saint Barnaba and Toletta, and pass by the majestic Scuola Grande of S.Rocco, hosting incredible masterpieces by Tintoretto; and the huge Basilica of Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari, where’s possible to admire “L’Assunta”, masterpiece by Tiziano. Enjoy an outer view of a wooden venetian “squero”, the place where the craftsmen still build and repair boats and Gondolas.
An idea of a longer path will take You through the churches of Carmini and the far S.Nicolò dei Mendicoli, Angelo Raffaele and S.Sebastiano, with a detour alongside Zattere where we can enjoy the beautiful sightseeing of the Giudecca Canal. I recommend to end the tour near an ancient Venetian “osteria” where it’s possible to enjoy a typical drink like the Spritz or “Ombre e chicheti” (small glass of wine and finger food)!