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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: +39 041 730119
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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$21.83*
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Explore the Venetian Lagoon: Murano, Burano and Torcello Islands Half-Day Tour
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$523.87*
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Private Tour: The Islands of Venice

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A must see in Torcello

This was our reason to head to Torcello. One of the oldest churches consecrated in 1008. Beautiful mosaic work of the Last Judgment and much more. It's worth the trip across... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Delaware, Ohio
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Delaware, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This was our reason to head to Torcello. One of the oldest churches consecrated in 1008. Beautiful mosaic work of the Last Judgment and much more. It's worth the trip across the lagoon and gives you a nice break from Venice.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I've been here a lot of times and each time I think I see more. Look carefully at the mosaic at the west end as well as the one that everyone knows at the east. If you're fit enough, climb the campanile for the fantastic view (no lift, so it's a long way up ...)

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

They have done a great deal of work in recent years to restore this beautiful, modest and impressive cathedral. Its intricate cobbled and tiled floors and its superb mosaics are tranquil and ancient - the golden mosaics probably pre-date the arrival of William the Conqueror in Britain. It is not always easy to get to but you will leave with... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fully recommend to go there! You should have time enough to explore not only this extraordinary place with memorable mosaics, but also neighbouring museum and chapel.

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Belo Horizonte, MG
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2016

I guess I was lucky. It was off season, and the ferry was right there, about to leave to Torcello, which is just at the other side of the waterway, within sight. So close. In no time at all, we were there at the dock, and I was making my way on the long, paved path to Piazza Torcello. Once... More 

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Banbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2016

If you only do one thing in Venice, go to Torcello and spend an hour gazing at the magnificent moasiac of the Last Judgement on the west wall of the basilica di Santa Maria Assunta. There are two other marvellous mosaics as well. he main picture shows the adjoining church of Santa Fosca, which is worth a visit, but only... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2016 via mobile

Last leg of an island tour, but splendid in its own way. Very quiet and calm away from the busy streets of Venice.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2016 via mobile

These were worth the trip to the island of Torcello - thoroughly explained by the audio guide which was provided with our ticket , the mosaics were a close second to the ones in St Marks and quieter! We had ample time to explore the church at leisure - if there is time to spare to visit a third island... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016

Apparently, the early Venetians escaped the invasion of Huns by punting off into the lagoon, settling initially in Torcello. The Basilica was begun in the 7th Century (with later revisions). The facade is quite pain but the mosaics inside and excellent. They date from the 12th C or so. The mosaic on the apse features the Virgin and child with... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2016 via mobile

Fabulous afternoon spent in the Basilica and museum. It is very old and historic building and well worth the visit. It was the least populated part of Venice and refreshing to alone. This added to the building as you could sense the history.

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