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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

Torcello is one of my favorite places in the area of Venice. Island is not a shopping area with high prices and junk from China. It is a peaceful historic area with archeological remains, two old churches, an old archeological museum and some restaurants. Visitors...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Miha P
Reviewed 1 week ago

So the 'town' centre is a good 10 minute walk from the pier and there honestly is not a lot there however if you want some chill time then this is an amazing place to come. It's quiet, rural and historic - there is a...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank leileireid
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Torceĺlo was ok as the weather was fine,otherwise very little to do and see. Walk by the canal,belltower and restaurants and that is it . Preferred Burano.

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank ian_dempster
Reviewed February 14, 2019

In December, we came here from Venice by vaporetto to visit the 7th-century Basilica di Santa Maria Assunta, which features stunning Byzantine mosaics. But we also found an idyllic, sparsely populated island with a fascinating history. Founded in the 5th century, Torcello is older than...More

Date of experience: December 2018
4  Thank Rumples
Reviewed February 9, 2019

As part of our 3 Islands day tour we stopped for a visit to Torcello Island - in the Venetian Lagoon & loved it. Not many tourists there at all. We wandered & explored, also visiting the Church and Bell Tower. Very Worthwhile. Ciao!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank David B L
Reviewed February 7, 2019

Whilst it takes a little while on the Vaporetto to reach Torcello the journey is worth it, particularly if you do it on a sunny day as we did. The vaporetto journey itself is worthwhile as it takes you from the Fondamente Nove out the...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank passenger88
Reviewed February 1, 2019

This is a magical place.....and a must in my view. The Cathedral with its stunning mosaics is inspiring; the western wall mosaic was being restored so I assume it will be brilliant when the work is finished.

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank DAVID R
Reviewed January 21, 2019

Very quiet in January. Church undergoing renovation but could still see the fresco and inside the church. Would be stunning in summer when all the restaurants are open. Good to have a stroll around

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank Carolmac44
Reviewed January 16, 2019

I visited Torcello in winter after doing a trip out to Burano, I was one of the very few on the island in the late morning. I purchased a pass for all three sites on the island which was definitely worth it, even with the...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank Lachlan G
Reviewed January 15, 2019

We did this tour with a group of friends and had a great time while doing it. We visited Murano and Burano, too, however the Torcello island was the highlight of our trip. Not only the atmosphere on the island was serene and inspiring, but...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank cj05black
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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.