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Address: Venice, Italy
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Description: 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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Amazing Mosaics

If you have an extra day in Venice, buy an extended Vaparetto pass and head for Murano, Burano and Torcello. Take the #7 to Murano first as they stop the glass blowing demos by... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 20, 2015
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Holland, PA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

If you have an extra day in Venice, buy an extended Vaparetto pass and head for Murano, Burano and Torcello. Take the #7 to Murano first as they stop the glass blowing demos by lunch time (too hot in the pm) then take the #12 to Torcello and burano. At Torcello you will find some of the most amazing mosaics... More 

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San Francisco
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Get away from e crowds and go to this island. It is located on the vaporetto line just after Burano. Very local and away from the crowds of Venice.

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Hampshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

For travellers with a few days in Venice, a very special outing is to Torcello with its wonderful Basilica, the now re-opened Campanile - best to climb up before lunch - and several good places for lunch. The most special restaurant is the Torcello Cipriani where lunch in the garden is a highlight of any visit to Venice. The self-... More 

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New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

If you are interested in some of the most beautifully unique churches in Italy, Torcello has a couple must sees, The Churches are worth the walk from the boat!

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Monmouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

After the tourist bustle of Venice, this was a delight, even though we were on a boat of about 100 people. Were I to go again I'd get the waterbus and spend longer; you need it to take in the breath taking basilica, all the more beautiful for its primative rustic Byzantine splendour. Only 11 families live here but there... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Its a beautiful island. We loved the walk along the canal and it was romantic. We were there at the end of the day when the church was also closed, so there were really less customers and it made it more special as if the whole island was hours. We meet only 4 people in out way in and out.... More 

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Vicenza, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Torcello is far from the madding crowd, but it offers good food and the best mosaics in Italy, second only to Ravenna. And everything is leisurely, with the pace driven by the speed of boats. There is no need to hurry, the next vaporetto will get there or your own boat will be ready when you are. And don't miss... More 

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Malta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Although compared to Burano and Murano this island is the smallest and has the least to offer, Torcello still has beauty of its own. Main attractions on this island are the church of santa Fosca and the Ponte del Diavolo (Devil's bridge) which according to a myth was built by the devil himself in a single night :)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

We spent a short time in Torcello- beautiful island to walk around or visit for lunch or dinner if you have a speedboat! The restaurants, though few, looked lovely although most seemed to be closed. They may only open at lunchtime.

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Halesowen, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Great restaurant quiet and relaxing gardens just a short journey. It's one of the prettier islands and worth putting on your to do list Take in a meal and make the time spent much more relaxing. Use restaurants facilities

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Address: Venice, Italy
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Veneto  >  Province of Venice  >  City of Venice  >  Venice

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