Touring Venice, Italy
The Dorsoduro district is in the south of Venice and includes two islands south of Venice. It’s on relatively high land. Its attractions include several churches and the Peggy Guggenheim Collection located in an unfinished palace that boasts works by Picasso, Dali, Magritte, and many others. You may want to read the interesting story about the bronze statue in front of the museum.
Here are a few wonderful hotels to stay while you are in Venice.
The recently renovated Casa Rezzonico is relatively close to Piazza San Marco overlooking the San Sofia canal. All rooms are furnished with antiques and overlook the private garden or the canal. There is a breakfast room. There are only six rooms, each with one to four beds. The hotel address is Fondamenta Gherardini, Dorsoduro 2813.
The Locanda San Barnaba is part of a Sixteenth Century palace. You’ll enjoy its rooftop terrace. Be warned, if you need an elevator this is not the place to stay. Two of the rooms boast Eighteenth Century frescoes and all rooms are attractive. There’s a breakfast buffet. You may want to visit the nearby Gallerie dell’Academia founded by Napoleon in 1807 that boasts the finest collection of Venetian Art. There are 13 rooms, but only 1 single. The hotel address is Calle del Traghetto, Dorsoduro 2785-2786.
The La Calcina Hotel has an interesting history which is described on their website. Special attractions include an Altana (wooden rooftop terrace), breakfast on the Altana, a non-smoking area in the bar, and a restaurant with a terrace. Do I need to tell you that the wine list is Italian only? There are 27 rooms and 5 suites. Be careful, one of the rooms has no private bath. There is no elevator. The hotel address is Zattere, Dorsoduro 780.
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