This sestiere is include between S. Polo and S. Croce's sestieri in the northern
part, and Giudecca mill run in the southern side.
The western side of Dorsoduro is one of University site, and it's full of
activities and animation. The eastern site is now one of the Venice's areas
most requested for people to live, full of cultural and artistic events.
Here there is the most important collection of Venetian painting.
You can find paintings of Bellini, Lotto, Veronese, Tintoretto, Tiziano.
Peggy Guggenheim Collection
This modern art collection is in Palazzo Vernier dei Leoni, which was the house
of Peggy Guggenheim for 30 years. There are works of Mondrian, Klee, Balla
and Severini, Ernst, Mir˛, De Chirico and Picasso.
S. Maria della Salute
It's the masterpiece of Baldassarre Longhena, built from 1631 and 1687.
Its holy day is on 21 of November, when from S. Marco begins a religious
gathering that gets the church passing on a boat-bridge.
In the church office there are beautiful works of Tiziano and Tintoretto.
Now site of the Settecento Veneziano Museum, it's one of the biggest palaces
on the Canal Grande. The first floor has been built by Baldassarre Longhena
in 1649 fir the Bon family; the second floor was completed in 1750 for the
Rezzonico family. Olther than interesting frescoes by Tiepolo, you can admire
some rooms with their original 18th century furniture.
Campo S. Margherita
It's the centre of the social life of the sestiere, marketplace and meeting place.
S. Sebastiano church
Re-built from 1505 and 1548, is decorated by painting and frescoes of
Paolo Veronese, who lays to rest in the inside. There are also works of Tiziano.