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Basilica di Santa Maria Assunta e Chiesa di Santa Fosca

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Address: Piazza Torcello, 30175 Torcello, Italy
Phone Number: 041 730119
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Sun - Sat 10:30 am - 5:30 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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$22*
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Explore the Venetian Lagoon: Murano, Burano and Torcello Islands Half-Day Tour
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$673*
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Private Tour: The Islands of Venice

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Ancient church in the " original " area of Venice

This church on Torcello is known for it's ancient Byzantine mosaics which are beautiful. But to us, going to the island which was the original habitation area of Venice along... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
bonvoyage30
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North Chicago, Illinois
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North Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This church on Torcello is known for it's ancient Byzantine mosaics which are beautiful. But to us, going to the island which was the original habitation area of Venice along with the Lido was of even greater interest. The Venetians subsequently went into a marshy area that was surrounded by water ( what we now know is Venice ) for... More 

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Bridlington, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

What a contrast to St Mark's Basilica in the center of Venice, the same mosaic, pictures, decoration but no crowds. A complete pleasure to stroll around and enjoy the craftsmanship on show in respectful silence.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The best thing about this church besides the art and statues is the fact that it is quiet, you can take your time looking and the fee is next to nothing. Go when it opens.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is where the Venetians lived before they built Venice, or so they say. The church is almost all that remains of a city of 20,000 people that relocated. It is beautiful and calm with truly spectacular mosaics, which I also heard were the best in Venice. Take a good ferry ride to Torcello and visit this place, it is... More 

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Northumberland, England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016 via mobile

We had not planned to visit this church. We were just walking when we came across it. What a beautiful place. Much better than st Mark's.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016 via mobile

This is a very old Byzantine church, and one of the oldest churches that we have ever visited. The mosaics and ancient art are very cool to watch. This is part of a large tour of the lagoon and islands near Venice.

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2016 via mobile

The Basilica is stunning the artwork together with the mosaics is well worth taking in. Make sure you do the tower as well for some fantastic views as well. The atmosphere is peaceful and the works together with the building is powerful. Well worth taking the time and walking round.

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Carmel, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

Third part of a tour triad, our group stopped off in Torcello to see the Basilica and we were not disappointed. The walk was easy, and the mosaics were awe-inspiring.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2016

We had been in Venice for a few days and took a boat tour to Murano and Torcello Islands. There was not a lot to do on Torcello so this nice Church and Cathedral was a welcome site. First founded in the mid-600's with renovations and additions over the centuries, these two small religious sites are great looks into the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2016

Take a tour of the lagoon and visit Island of Burano for a quiet stroll to this incredible pre-Renaissance church, it dates back to the fall of the Roman Empire. Wow!

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