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Torcello Island

Venice, Italy
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Murano, Burano and Torcello Half-Day Sightseeing Tour
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Islands of Venice Murano Burano and Torcello
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Private Excursion by Typical Venetian Motorboat to Murano, Burano and Torcello
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This small island is a bit off the usual Venetian path, but it’s worth seeing. Its Santa Maria Assunta church houses impressive mosaics, its bell tower offers great surrounding views—and it’s home to Locanda Cipriani, a well-regarded restaurant and hotel that played host to writing legend Ernest Hemingway .
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Venice, Italy
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Reviewed yesterday

Glorious mosaics in the Cathedral and fantastic Byzantine church on this - admittedly mosquito-infested - island. Not necessarily a trip for first timers, as takes a good 50 minutes by vaporetto, but definitely a second trip must-see. Can stop off on Burano - have lunch...More

Thank juliaEastSussex_UK
Reviewed 4 days ago

Most travelers go to murano and burano but miss this gorgeous place. Not much to see or do unless you enjoy visiting museums and churches. Nice walk though.

Thank Gokulraja M
Reviewed 5 days ago

Booked La Cipriani restaurant for dinner. Food was excellent and service also. Expensive but as a birthday treat worth it.

Thank _susanlivings1947
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

After the maze of glass shops in Murano and the eye-popping colors & photo marathon/shopping in Burano , I found Torchelllo to be a beautiful park- like sanctuary with endless gardens, pie granite trees heavy with fruit, cats strolling along the roads and a few...More

Thank KittyMartini
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped on Torcello during our daytrip to Morano and Borano. This is a small quaint little island with an entirely different feel than the others. I highly recommend spending a day visiting all 3 islands.

Thank chasetravelers
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are staying 3 days or more in Venice, you should visit the islands of Murano, Burano and Torcello. I wouldn’t say that any of these 3 islands is unmissable but it’s the variety of these 3 that makes a nice trip (7/8 hours...More

2  Thank berver65
Reviewed 1 week ago

We took the 4.5 hour boat tour of Murano, Burano and Torcello. We were allowed only 50 minutes on the island which is really not enough, because the basilica is gorgeous and historical. However, I would guess that it is a half mile walk from...More

Thank happyrelaxeddudes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place to explore and not be inundated with shops and other tourists. Vastly different from Venice and the other islands. Torcello Island has lots of options without the hustle and bustle. Yes there are other tourists around but not the large crowds. We did...More

Thank Steve P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This island is no longer huge and well-occupied as it was centuries ago. Today you will find a few innkeepers, farmers, and other hardy souls live on the largely abandoned island. Torcello is still worth the visit as there is a magnificent Byzantine-Italian cathedral dating...More

Thank Joey P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited for the first time this year.This is one of the first Venetian islands populated, but is now one of the quieter areas. It is a short walk from the dock to the church - fee payable for entrance. There is also a museum...More

1  Thank Tricky273
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Leah B
31 May 2017|
Response from jonnotgeoff | Reviewed this property |
do not remember any dress codes being asked for and certainly you will be ok with knees . hope that helps ..enjoy ..its stunning !
13 June 2016|
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Response from JITUTANNA | Reviewed this property |
Ya...there are some good restaurants offering lunch with nice ambience you can seat outside in garden also Some are closed on monday
Michaella K
23 June 2015|
Response from stuartkennard |
Water bus number 12 usually runs from Fodemante Nove (Venice) to burano murano and torcello, each island is worth visiting.