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Torcello Island

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Address: Venice, Italy
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
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This small island is a bit off the usual Venetian path, but it’s worth...

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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Explore the Venetian Lagoon: Murano, Burano and Torcello Islands Half-Day Tour
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Private Excursion by Typical Venetian Motorboat to Murano, Burano and Torcello
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Private Excursion by Motorboat to the Island of Murano Burano and Torcello

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Quiet, beautiful island.

Nice little walk, interesting place to visit. A couple of really good restaurants are located here along with some great photo shots. Don't forget to visit the church, despite an... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I didn't originally plan to visit Torcello however ended up doing so on a whim since I had time to spare on the way back from Burano. I'm glad I did! The walk way from the waterbus stop to the mainland is around 10 minutes and as snow had just fell the day before or so, this whole area Was... More 

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Lennox Head, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Torcello is one of those places that has seen its best days. You have the feeling that it was once magnificent but is now kind of forgotten. The main attraction is the Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta, which is so historic. There is a small tourism industry of restaurants but after that it is pretty quiet

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Take a boat to Burano then another short ride to the island of Torcello. Walk up the brick paved footpath and find a museum , a circular church, and a wonderful cathedral with fantastic mosaics inside,then have lunch -unforgettable !

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice little walk, interesting place to visit. A couple of really good restaurants are located here along with some great photo shots. Don't forget to visit the church, despite an entry fee.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Catch a ferry from Burano to reach Torcello. Sometimes waiting takes time. The top place of interest her is the Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta. Torcello is green...trees and plant anywhere..of course canals too. Read the history of Torcello before you visit. Was once an important trading centre but ended due to the malaria situation. Very few inhabitants here. It... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was part of our three island tour that also included Murano and Burano. My recommendation would be to make it a two island stop and allow more time at the other two stops.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We, I and my wife, had gone on a 3-islands tour of Murano, Burano and Torcello. In the island of Torcello there is not much to see, except for the fact that the settlement of Venice started here. There are several garden-houses and an old Cathedral.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Santa Maria Assunta is well worth visiting on the island for a 5 euro entry fee. The mosaics are spectacular and the floors appeared so ancient. It's a 10 minute walk from the boat stop where you pass restaurants and a few small museums.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is worth the time for it has a lovely old church with golden mosaic. Huge plus is the barren, abandoned and decaying atmosphere of the island. Some might say there's nothing else to see, but I think that's the whole point.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

not only the mosai floor but mainly the incredible mostly golden wall mosaic is one of the very highlights of mosaics in Italy.

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