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Campo Santa Margherita

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Address: | sestiere di Dorso Duro, Venice, Italy

A popular piazza in Venice's Dorsoduro district.

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So Quiet In December - At Day's End

Happened upon the square as we were just taking our first late afternoon walk around this part of Venice. These are the perfect spots in Venice. The vegetable stands are... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Fernandina Beach, Florida
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Fernandina Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Happened upon the square as we were just taking our first late afternoon walk around this part of Venice. These are the perfect spots in Venice. The vegetable stands are beautiful and not for tourists. We stopped for coffee at a bar and enjoyed this same awesome view.

Thank DebBillingsMorrison
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

full crowded restaurants with tourists this nice place does not attract the real Venice adventurers. Not too much missed if not seen.

Thank WolfK_12
Abergavenny, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

We stumbled across this busy little square when wandering around the streets exploring. A great little place and plenty of places to eat and drink around. A small market on certain days and a church. Worth a wander through.

Thank Sjabena
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

A vibrant melting pot of student life, with thriving bars and restaurants. Also home to the amazing Doge gelato; best in Venice!

Thank Hannah M
Durbanville, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

While there are no famous buildings in this square, there are shops, bars and restaurants. This is where the locals hang out and is also quite lively at night. It is nice to sit and watch the comings and goings.

Thank georgestof
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

We walked through this long square surrounded by tall apartment buildings while visiting the 2 scuolas - Grande Rocco and Carmini. At the edges of the square, shops and open air cafes offered services to the locals. There were a few stalls also. There weren't many people about that mid-afternoon in late September except for groups of university students who... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

We ate dinner in Campo Santa Margherita on our first night in Venice. Whilst the food wasn't the best we ate, it was really lovely to watch the locals taking their evening 'passeggiata'. We watched the children playing football whilst being watched over by their parents and grandparents and really felt that we were seeing real Venetian life. If you... More 

Thank Rebecca T
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

We visited on a Sunday afternoon, and the plaza was full of locals. People walking dogs and visiting with friends. One of families spending time outside, socializing. Kids on sites, bikes, and scooters, playing soccer, chasing one another. It was lovely and heartwarming. The plaza is huge and picturesque, but it was unforgettable teeming with Venetians doing their Sunday afternoon... More 

Thank HCinKC
Penn Valley, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

Having left the crazy crowds of San Marco, we found this delightful square, which was peaceful yet offered a variety of outdoor (and indoor) restaurants and bars. It felt great to relax over an excellent lunch and coffee.

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Fanwood, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

After walking all over Venice, we would come home to this comfy family square and watch children run, elders walk, and mothers chat. Lots of restaurants, cheaper ice cream parlor, and pizza take out to die for. Wonderful location for everything.

Thank 908donna211

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Dorsoduro / Accademia
Artsy is the defining mood of this neighbourhood with street artists, students, painters, sculptors, restorers, curators, historians, collectors, heirs and heiresses rubbing elbows. Peggy Guggenheim's collection, now a museum, lures chic locals for evening art aperitifs. Traditionalists and visionaries cocoon in bohemian luxury. La Salute basilica buttresses the neighbourhood to the east. Gondolas bob in the morning light. The Accademia Bridge crosses the Grand Canal. A back street doubles as basketball court. Palaces house residents, or like Ca' Foscari a university, or a museum like Ca’ Rezzonico that attracts Venetians for concerts. Dorsoduro reveals its industrial roots too, in buildings converted to house university departments or exhibitions. Campo Santa Margherita bursts with youthful energy from local students. Foot traffic bustles to and from Piazzale Roma and Santa Lucia train station. Evening commuters pause for an aperitivo. Neighbours exchange confidants in a campo (square) on their way to market.
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