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Address: Venice, Italy
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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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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Murano, Burano and Torcello Half-Day Sightseeing Tour
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Private Tour: Murano, Burano and Torcello Half-Day Tour

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A delightully tranquil spot with a Byzantine church of great antiquity.

This low lying island is a fairly long boat ride from Nuova Fondamente and requires one change as well. It is very quiet and best visited on a sunny day to appreciate the scenery... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Chard, United Kingdom

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Chard, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This low lying island is a fairly long boat ride from Nuova Fondamente and requires one change as well. It is very quiet and best visited on a sunny day to appreciate the scenery. The basilica has some very old religious mosaics in it and a stroll up the bell tower for the view is well worth the price of... More 

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Lyme Regis, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

There is very little here really. We came over from Burano [there is a shuttle water bus between the two], you arrive at a quayside with 'nothing there!' Not even sure which way to set off in, we went right and followed the small canal inland, passing what are obviously wedding venues for Venetians. The small church is about all... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

When booking a tour to Murano, you usually get Burano and Torcello included in the tour which you then start at Torcello. It's a decent walk from the boat to the 'village' only to find not very much to see when you get there. There's an old church and some ruins but apart from that, not much else. Skip it... More 

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Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We went in January 2016 by vaporetto from Venice - change at Burano for the 5 minute shuttle vaporetto service. It was a sunny day and there were few other visitors. We had a peaceful walk around for an hour or so and then caught the vaporetto back. No bridges or steps between the vaporetto and the basilica for those... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We got to Torcello almost by accident because one of my friends insisted on visit because of the Basilica of Santa Maria Assunta. Well, thanks to her. Torcello is really "micro" island with cca 15 inhabitants. If you travel off season, you have chance to not meet any locals. The roman basilica is breathtaking. Of course, it is not St.... More 

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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Choose a very hot day to do a island hopping tour. Torcello was a peaceful and tranquil place compared to the other main islands. Recomend a visit if in the area.

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floody78
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Did a boat tour of Murano, Burano and Torcello. Its nice enough, but I would recommend it least of the three.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Torcello has deep roots, and its beautiful churches tell its story. Climbing the bell tower offers a one-of-a-kind view of the Venice lagoon.

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Fort Worth, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Walk down a winding path to see a historic church. On this island very few full time residents. A restaurant and people just go here to see the church.

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delhi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You can buy 20 Euro tickets for half day sightseeing of Murano/Burano/Torcello .....Try and buy online if possible ( I got mine on Viator ) ...Torcello is famous for scenic beauty /church and historical site..

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