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Basilica of Santa Maria Assunta

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Address: Torcello, 30012 Venice, Italy
Phone Number: 041 730119
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Description: This cathedral was first built in the seventh century.
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Wonderful church packed with historic images

This was an un-planned visit as my wife was having some 'pampering time' so visited alone. The information was informative and it is a wonderful experience. Gives a reverence and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
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Hastings, United Kingdom
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Hastings, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

This was an un-planned visit as my wife was having some 'pampering time' so visited alone. The information was informative and it is a wonderful experience. Gives a reverence and peace allowing peaceful reflection and thought.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

this church is one of the fist in the vebneto, take the boat all the way, worth the trip i love the mosaics. they are wonderful

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Horsham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

I first visited this place over 40 years ago, and have returned several times since. I never try to miss out on coming to Torcello if I have the time when in Venice. This is the main reason for visiting the island for most people. It was the major church of the Venice lagoon area for centuries until the virtual... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Take a book to read on your journey, and then prepare to be awestruck by the mosaic Last Judgement and the beautiful Madonnas in the apse.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

The Basilica Santa Maria Assunta is of historical importance. When you enter (admission of 5 Euro) the cathedral you are immediately struck by its solemnity and size. Founded in the seventh century, today's cathedral mostly dates to an eleventh-century reconstruction. On the walls and apse are some magnificent mosaics which would make the trip worthwhile on their own: a lovely... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

This a must see a 40 min boat ride from Saint Marco to the island of Torcello to see this ancient cathedral of Venetian Byzantine period, apparently built in the 6th century, has the earliest mosaics of the Venetian period the church is going under some major restoration work which meant we could not visit the bell tower, the island... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

We were stunned by the mosaics that cover the west wall of the basilica depicting the last judgement, with amazing angels and devils. We liked a lot the fragment showing how they fight over the human souls. It's incredible how it's preserved. We were one of few people visiting - that was around 2 pm in December. It was one... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

Something of a relic of the other, Byzantine-influenced Venice with a simpler, not-so-refine exterior, but impressive mosaics inside. The bell-tower is a must, because from there one can see the sparsely inhabited wetlands on which Venice actually arose.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

Yes !! One of the reason people visit torcello is because of this Cathederal , Yes its A classic wooden Cathederal unlike other that you see in venice or milan, these one is one of my personal favourite to spent few hours on your day to get away from the hustle and bustle of Venize . Queit,Sereene, and in front... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

You have to understand that this island is tiny. There is only one path to follow from where the Vaporetto stops you. You pass along the Devil's Bridge (interesting story) and you end up in front of this huge Basilica. You would expect a tiny chapel or maybe a small church but no... a large religious structure dominates the island.... More 

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