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Address: Isola Torcello 1 | Isola di Torcello, Venezia, 30142 Torcello, Italy
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+39 041 730761
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10:30 - 17:00
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Tue - Sun 10:30 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

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Most of the museum is outside rather on the inside, right outside church there is a kings throne. 20 meters away there is a wall with ancient statues and artifacts. Torcello is a... read more

Reviewed 1 November 2015
Ruchi C
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Ghaziabad, India
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Belo Horizonte, MG
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163 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 November 2016

I was quite confused, by what I saw at this small, tiny museum. It lacked organization, structure, cohesiveness. It was as if it did not have a purpose at all: a few, archaeological finds strewn about haphazardly. Its medieval and modern sections were just as confusing and in a cramped space. In any case, admission to it, by itself, is... More 

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Witham, United Kingdom
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473 reviews
189 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

Had just enough time to visit during our visit to this lovely island. Stunning museum which you should find time for

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Thank Graham P
Austin, Texas
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25 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

Fun little island. A must for lunch. The museum includes a throne from the 600s attributed to Atilla the Hun (probably not) which makes a fun picture to send back home.

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Thank Bruce G
Hobart, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 213 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 September 2016

This was a boring museum, I can’t even understand why they had developed it. It could have told the story of the history of Torcello but it didn’t.

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Thank Mike S
Alcester, United Kingdom
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382 reviews
186 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 168 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 September 2016

Many exhibits showing the early history of Torcello, the first inhabited island in the lagoon. We took advantage of the free entrance for EU citizens over 65 while we can.

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Thank AnotherEngineer
Melbourne, Australia
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127 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 August 2016

Torcello is not to be missed,the Basilica,tower and museum are well worth the boat ride to reach this wonderful island full of surprises no matter where you look. Originally settled after fleeing Alinto from the barbarians the museum is filled with items dating from early BC and the beauty is that they can be viewed without crowds The climb to... More 

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Thank kenhall1942
Athens, Greece
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69 reviews
45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 August 2016

The Museo Provinciale di Torcello has some items from the people who lived in the island between 500 a.c and 1800 a.c.The ticket was expensive and you will not miss anything,if you will not visit it!

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Ghaziabad, India
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259 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 157 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 November 2015

Most of the museum is outside rather on the inside, right outside church there is a kings throne. 20 meters away there is a wall with ancient statues and artifacts. Torcello is a small island most uninhabited now.

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Thank Ruchi C
Seattle, Washington
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402 reviews
237 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 October 2015

findings in the 70s have shown evidence of Roman-age settlement In 638 the Catholic bishop of Altino moved to Torcello and in 639 the Basilica of Santa Maria was founded. In 11th century by the growth of marshlands in the lagoon that compromised the healthiness of the area. The depopulation of Torcello started in 15th century and has continued up... More 

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Thank Marion W
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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502 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 383 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 September 2015

Much as i wanted to enjoy this little museum, we both found it hard going, it is very worthy but, well, a bit dull. There are some interesting pieces and eccesiastical art, but for me at least, there was a lack of continuity, no explaination of how , what and why the finds were, and particularly how the island came... More 

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