Looking out across Venice’s canals with feet dangling over stone quays is a daily pursuit in Dorsoduro/Accademia. Encompassing the Giudecca Canal and separated from San Marco and the heart of Venice by the Grand Canal, Dorsoduro stays busy without feeling overwhelming. Culture is key in this local-laden, unflashy neighborhood—Gothic style churches commingle with renowned art institutions like the Peggy Guggenheim Collection and the art-school-turned-museum, Gallerie dell’Accademia.See places to stay Save this neighborhood
Laid-Back Lifestyle Near the Grand Canal
Loads of arty boutiques and great restaurants in the area and it feels a little way off the (most) beaten track. Yet it's just around the corner from the Ponte dell'Accademia which means that getting to the more touristy parts of town is easy."
Visited in 2012
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Luca Girardini is a freelance photographer based in Venice, Italy. He turned to photography after studying architecture at university and specialises in architectural and interior design photography. His personal work explores the contemporary landscape. Luca photographed Venice for Airbnb and set out to capture the real Venice he knows rather than its tourist persona.