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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
10:30 am - 5:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:30 am - 5:30 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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one of the oldest and most interesting churches in italy

eat at cipriani's after your tour the church--it's the perfect place to rest and enjoy great food and atmosphere!

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

eat at cipriani's after your tour the church--it's the perfect place to rest and enjoy great food and atmosphere!

Thank OleMissMellie
Athens, Greece
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

You can take some photos outside of the basilica.The entrance inside is free but it hasn't too much to see.On the other hand next to basilica is the most beautiful mosaics in Torcello, but it is not free and the ticket is expensive!

Bangor, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Since its small island in lagoon - and its a bit of trek out there -- not many of the tourists go. If you have the time -its a lovely ride out to the island super easy. A great walk from the drop off to the Basilica. This is the oldest inhabited island in lagoon -- the church is stunning!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I love Torella, together with the island of the Armenians is my fav island. The Basilica is a must see, it will take you back to the time of the Serenissima. Visiting is a bit pricey but you can still enjoy a walk around the building!

Thank Sarayumei
Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This Basilica on Torcello was on my to-see list, but not originally at the top. Torcello was a kind of an "if we have time" stop...now having been there, it should have been on the top of my list from the start! This was my mom's first trip to Venice and though she wanted to see St. Mark's Basilica, the... More 

Thank alyosha666
Veneto, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As spectacle, the basilica is astonishing; the mosaic floor is comprised of more than 100 different types of marble, the mosaics are dazzling in their conception and execution. However, if you want to begin to understand what you are looking at - the stories the mosaics were intended to convey, the constant battle to preserve them against the ravages of... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were a bit overwhelmed with all the tourists in Venice so decided to check out Torcello and Burano. It is very easy to get to via vaporettos that leave regularly from Hospitale. After a lovely walk along the canal from where the vaporetto stop (about 10 minutes) we came to the cluster of buildings that were made up of... More 

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Knutsford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Historic Byzantine church with fantastic mosaics full of details illustrating sacred texts and concepts. Well worth the visit but dress modestly as this is an active place of worship

Thank Libby1954
North Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016

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 July 12, 2016

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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