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“Very, very disappointing” 2 of 5 stars
Review of Torcello Island

Torcello Island
Venice, Italy
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Ranked #56 of 346 things to do in Venice
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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 .
Plymouth, Devon
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“Very, very disappointing”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2012

There's practically nothing here on Torcello except mosquitos (I received 7 bites) and a basilica & campanile with fantastic views from the top. Except that it was closed for renovations!

Visited September 2012
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“Green Relief”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2012

We wanted to see the tall mosaic in the church on Torchello, Santa Maria Assunta and Santa Fosca,and ended up spending a long delicious afternoon on the terrace at Locanda Cipriani. After all the hard surfaces in Venice, it was lovely to see green, farmland and less people!

Visited May 2012
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“Nothing to see here....”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2012

OK, there are a couple of churches but not worth the effort....

The tour boat drops you a fair way away from the centre and you have a 10-15 minute walk to get to the main area, and then there's not much there to see!

Better off sticking with Burano, Murano or Venice itself. Much nicer!

Visited August 2012
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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“A little surprise!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2012

Loved the island of Torcello and the boat ride there. Didn't pay to go into the monastery or chapel but simply enjoyed an afternoon lazing in the sun at one of the local restaurants and did a round trip to the lido from Burano.

Visited August 2012
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“Not much to do or see here”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2012

Just an old church and that too under renovation! But it can be fun if you just want to walk and talk and not worry about missing any sites! quite..

Visited August 2012
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