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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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Private Tour: Murano, Burano and Torcello Half-Day Tour

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One of the prettier islands

This was definitly the quietest and most 'historic' looking island that we went to. Only one or two sells with gaudy trash means that it actually felt like a historic site and not... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

This was definitly the quietest and most 'historic' looking island that we went to. Only one or two sells with gaudy trash means that it actually felt like a historic site and not some god awful tourist trap. The canal at the side of the church was so clear and a great place to relax.

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New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

When in the magically city of Venice, park aside a day and take a ferry to Murano, Burano and Torcello Islands. You can purchase a ferry ticket at any local ferry vendor. The ferries to and fro from these places is quite regular with reasonably good frequency. You will get to see the glass factories along with the picture perfect... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Very romantic island in the Venice lagoon, away from the major tourist crowds. You get there via the Burano Island.

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London
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

The history of this island is way more interesting than actually visiting the island itself I thought. Yes, it's quite peaceful and beautiful there, but there is really just one tourist route from pier to castle that takes away from this peacefulness if you get there when other tours arrive. Read up on the history while spending extra time somewhere... More 

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Kildare
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

This is the smallest of the the three islands but is the prettiest in my opinion. Its scenery for photos is beautiful . I could just imagine stunning wedding photos on it.

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Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

The trip to Torcello is definitely worth while. Not only was the old church very beautiful but we had a superb lunch at a restaurant just outside the church - set in a serene garden.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

best island experience in Venice. loved the church and the historical setting of the entire location.

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Stuttgart, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Attila's Throne is a must see. also check out the Church of the Virgin - just an amazingly preserved old building with some remarkable mosaics and floors. It also looked there were some pretty cool restaurants on the island but our time was I mites.

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Lyon, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

If you cannot stand the ST Marco crowd anymore take a vaporetto and spend an hour on the isle, very peaceful place, walk along a canal towards the churches!!!

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alkmaar,holland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

A nice island with a beautiful church. Quiet and green with some nice restaurants to have lunch or some coffee.

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

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