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Address: Venice, Italy
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
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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peaceful and relaxing island

Torcello Island was the last stop for our guided tour. There was only one pathway after we alighted from the ferry. The path was along a small river, some benches under the trees... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 7, 2015
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Prepare for a good walk to get to the main part of the village. It is about 15 minute walk from where the boat drops you off. It is also a good 45 minute boat ride to get to the island. It is worth the travel to see the oldest village in Venice. It is everything you would say is... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Torcello Island was the last stop for our guided tour. There was only one pathway after we alighted from the ferry. The path was along a small river, some benches under the trees for resting. There was a man who is playing some instrument which makes us feel lively and enjoyable. Along the pathway, there are some cafes, stalls selling... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

If you love fish, Villa 600 is the place to come. A stunningly spendid Easter lunch with divine fish in every course, but the dolce of course. The environment is beautiful and peaceful and seems far from the hustle and bustle of Venice. The one-hour boat ride easy and the walk up to the church after lunch to see the... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

If you have some time during your visit to Venice, then a trip to the islands is worth a day. We always like to find things that are off the beaten path and a bit less crowded and Torcello did the trick. The boat to the islands was crowded, but most seemed to depart at Burano. We took the extra... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Not a lot on Torcello apart from there church and bell tower. Apparently only nine people actually live on the island. There are a couple of good restaurants, but they have a captive audience, so are not cheap.

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Cornwall
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120 helpful votes 120 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

This is a place to visit if you want peace and tranquillity. The Csttedrale di Santa Maria dell'Assunta is wonderful and well worth an hour or two with the audio guide makes it all the more worthwhile. The Campanile is an easy climb - mostly slopes rather than steps! = and the views, even on a hazy day, are remarkable.... More 

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Horsham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I first came here as a 13-year-old on a hot, sultry Summer's day. The family was on a cheap 2-centre Cosmos package tour from England (Austrian Tyrol and Lido di Jesolo) and it was my first time abroad. I remember taking the day excursions to Venice itself and to the 'Islands of the Lagoon' (Murano, Burano and Torcello) and remember... More 

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Lisbon, Portugal
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

Small Island, not much to see. Only worth a trip if you have time to spare, but you will defenitelly find better spots to spend your time. Mostly Ignored the San Michele Cemetery is worth a lot more the visit then Torcello.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

Take a number 12 to Burano, then the number 9 to Torcello. The trip to Burano and Torcello together takes about 45 minutes or so. Leave early and arrive early with as few people as possible. If you buy a 12 hour / 24 hour vaporetto ticket it is all included and is a wonderful place to explore and relax.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Once inhabited by 20,000 people, Torchello is now a quite backwater and worth a visit to see the beautiful but simplistic basilica. The short ferry journey from Burano is included in the price of your vaporetto pass and if you seek some peace from busy Venice and Burano you may enjoy the tranquility of this small island. I believe a... More 

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