In the Dorsoduro district most of the buildings of the Venetian University are concentrated. It is a lively area, full of students and young people in general who in the evenings, after classes or work, meet and chat in the typical bacari and in the cafes in Campo Santa Margherita and in Campo San Barnaba.
It is also a place full of artisan workshops, where ancient and unique arts and crafts are handed down from past centuries to nowadays skilled artisans: mask artisans, glass blowers and sculptors, workers of the small boat yards, oar and forcola artisans, wood carvers, bead makers…
You can also find excellent museums full of masterpieces (The Accademia Galleries) and precious churches (San Trovaso, Gesuati, and the monumental church of Santa Maria della Salute, which since the 17th century up to the present day has been one of the symbols of the true devotion and piety of the Venetians).
Time: 3-4 hours
Notes: The fare does not include entrance fees. When visiting religious buildings, an appropriate dress code has to be observed (no bare shoulders, no miniskirts, no shorts). The fare for groups has to be agreed with the guide.