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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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Beautiful island

Lovely island. Not much to do but it is still worth visiting fot the views of the lagoon. There's a lovely church and museum. We loved the vaporetto and the ride there is... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2015
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Alexandria, Virginia
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46 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

So romantic, the old churches - several very beautiful restaurants, and of course the ride over from Venice was heavenly on a beautiful day.

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Take a vaporetto ride over to Burano and stay on one more stop to Torcello. The basilica has fantastic mosaics and is well worth visiting. When you get off the vaparetto you will be pleased to follow a little path passing fields and gardens. It is the COUNTRYSIDE! The archaeological museum is interesting too.

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New York City, New York
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Walked a long way from the boat on a hot day, only to find a few restaurants and a pretty church. Not much to see here.

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Prague, Czech Republic
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

interesting island. it is near Venice but it is different world. so nice and quiet. when you walk through this island you can feel a peace in your heart

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Leiden, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Torcello has two things that are difficult to find in the rest of Venice... quiet and tress. The island has a very old church on it; the main reason for coming, but a visit is made all the better by the fact that there is nature on the island and that the place is not busy. The vaperetto will get... More 

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Vienna Region, Austria
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

We visited the museum and the "torre", it was great to have such a nice view around the lagune of venice. Nice place for taking lunch or dinner, marvellous restaurants!

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 via mobile

Lovely island. Not much to do but it is still worth visiting fot the views of the lagoon. There's a lovely church and museum. We loved the vaporetto and the ride there is gorgeous.

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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

We took a tour with Context Travel that took us to Murano and Torcello and is a great way to explore both islands, but especially Torcello which is a gem that is easy to overlook as there's not much there (and when you learn the history, it's a fascinating reason why). we had an archeologist lead us and learned a... More 

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Pristina, Kosovo
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

Quiet, rural, little sign of activity apart from one vineyard and a few restaurants with the occasional tourist, it's hard to believe that this was once the major center in the lagoon. Well worth the ferry ride for some time relaxing and seeing some stunning mosaics in the basilica and the well designed small museum.

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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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