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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...more
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Quiet and slower paced island, which is worth a visit if you have time, if only to visit the basilica. There are few islanders and visitors are not so numerous. The mosaics in the basilica are rated amongst the top ten sights.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The first time I visited Venice was in 2011 when I went there at the start of a cruise to the Eastern Mediterranean with my wife and mother-in-law. While our time in Venice on that occasion was limited, I did research and found a number...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Torcello is where settlement in the Venetian lagoon started, but it has morphed into a lovely bucolic island with a wonderful basilica started in the 7th century, making this island (close to Burano) well worth visiting (on a regular vaparetto route). There are not that...More

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Reviewed September 3, 2018

Just across the water from Burano, less colorful and more low key, great to have a wonder around it relax and enjoy a combination trip with Burano makes for an excellent afternoon or day trip.

Thank rosiestravels2016
Reviewed September 1, 2018 via mobile

Torcello is a tiny marshy Island with an ancient basilica with mosaic tile ceilings. If you are going to Burano it’s a short boat ride to Torcello with a 10 minute paved walkway from the boat dock to the church.

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Reviewed August 25, 2018 via mobile

Torcello island has very few buildings but a lot of nature. If you would like to be a day in a quiet place while visiting Venice, this is the place to go to relax.

Thank MSCH58
Reviewed August 24, 2018

We love Venice and come often. One Fall day, we knew we were going to have a hellish flight, followed by a very hot day. We would be up most of the night in Paris, and land much too early to check into our hotel....More

Thank tajo123
Reviewed August 21, 2018

Torcello is worth sepnding some time, on a beautiful laguna island, with wonderful church and mosaics; Spend sme time, have lunch or dinner inb the Locanda Cipriani before sailing back to the city!

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Reviewed August 7, 2018

We used a travel pass to visit a few islands in one day. Torcello was the beginning of Venice and it is worth the trip to see the Byztantine cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta. There is also a bell tower and a church. Dress appropriatley...More

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Reviewed August 7, 2018 via mobile

Torcello Island is wonderful place to walk and relax. It has some amazing walking paths and restaurants. We felt more close to the natural while visiting this island. The museum is nice but it closes at 18:30 pm. So it's better to go there early...More

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Leah B
May 30, 2017|
Response from jonnotgeoff | Reviewed this property |
do not remember any dress codes being asked for and certainly you will be ok with knees . hope that helps ..enjoy ..its stunning !
June 13, 2016|
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Response from JITUTANNA | Reviewed this property |
Ya...there are some good restaurants offering lunch with nice ambience you can seat outside in garden also Some are closed on monday
Michaella K
June 22, 2015|
Response from stuartkennard |
Water bus number 12 usually runs from Fodemante Nove (Venice) to burano murano and torcello, each island is worth visiting.