The city of Venice is divided into sestieri (English: districts), equivalent to neighbourhoods, one of these is Dorsoduro. Parclick helps you find the best parking space near Dorsoduro, from where you can get around the side-streets and the districts, along the Grand Canal and Giudecca Canal, including the Mendigola Island and Giudecca Island.
Like the rest of Venice, Dorsoduro is entirely criss-crossed by canals that substitute roads, for this reason not only can you not park, but it is also literally impossible to drive a car amongst its side-streets. It is possible to get around using the steamboats and water-taxis, that move quickly around the city, or it’s possible to move about on foot leaving one’s vehicle in Piazzale Roma that’s only 15 minutes from Dorsoduro like Santa Lucia Station, or in Venezia Mestre, which is reachable in a matter of minutes by train or bus.
Dorsoduro gets its name from the composition of its soil, that was not as swampy as other parts of the lagoon in the past, and it’s located immediately after the San Marco District to which it is connected by Ponte dell'Accademia. It is Venice’s district with the highest concentration of museums, including Galleria dell'Accademia.
Amongst its most prominent churches there are Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute and the Church of Santa Maria del Rosario, better known as Chiesa dei Gesuati. In Dorsoduro there is also Ca' Rezzonico, housing the Museum of 18th-century Venice, Ca' Dario and the famous Ca' Foscari, today housing the renowned Università Ca' Foscari di Venezia. Being the main university district of the city, Dorsoduro is full of youths, especially around Campo Santa Margherita, where there are numerous bars and clubs open at every hour of the day and night.
If you’re in doubt on where to park in Venice or where you can find a car park near Dorsoduro, Parclick can help you! Check the map to see which car park close to Dorsoduro you prefer, and book it in advance with just one click!
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