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Torcello Island

Venice, Italy
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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 hotel that played host to writing legend Ernest Hemingway .
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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"santa maria assunta"
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"old church"
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"locanda cipriani"
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"quiet island"
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"byzantine mosaics"
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"devil's bridge"
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"island tour"
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"west wall"
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"fondamente nuove"
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"bell tower"
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"tiny island"
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"peaceful place"
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We went to Torcello based on positive comments in books and from other travelers, but found there wasn't actually much to see or do on the island. The church was small and without architectural or artistic significance, and the meal we had at the local...More

Thank Kristen S
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We stopped here out of sheer curiosity on our way to Burano. So glad we did. It was a respite from the crowds. We enjoyed the green space, bird songs and laid back feel. Also there was only one artist with his stand, but his...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

....11 residents 4 restaurants and 2 bars and a snack kiosk ....more commercial enterprise than history

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Don't dream of visiting here on one of those wretched 3 island tours (you won't have time to see the even limited sights). Get a vaporetto 12 from Fondamente Nove, 41 minute ride. Torcello is a small, green place which is mostly of interest as...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you have some time and especially if you fancy some time away from all the tourists I would come here. There are some nice restaurants. One casual style self service place, where I had a nice risotto for lunch and also some other fancier...More

1  Thank Karim M
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This island is worth visiting, but I would suggest going early, since throngs of people started to arrive. At the dock, there is a walkway along the canal. Lovely way to walk to the ancient church, one of the oldest in Venice. I wanted to...More

Thank SLWS5775
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Reviewed April 17, 2018

Is a tiny extra small place with only a church, you can find a pretty brigde for pictures or maybe stop for lunch in one of the restaurants by ... they are expensive, so i will stay in Murano or Burano for more shopping, photos...More

Thank Gabriela S
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Reviewed April 8, 2018

We made a day trip out of Burano, Mazzorbo & Torcello using the water buses. We thought it was worthwhile to visit all of the islands to see what they had to offer. Be sure to visit the Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta (625 AD)

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Reviewed March 28, 2018

This was a very pleasant walk, we loved this little island, like a countryside. The church is nice, and the views from the campanille are very nice.

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Reviewed March 20, 2018 via mobile

This island doesn't have much it has a very old church and bell tower you can't get lost in this island because there is only one road. If you're visiting this island avoid the first coffee shop it's nothing but a tourist trap for a...More

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Leah B
May 30, 2017|
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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 !
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theodorek995
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
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Michaella K
June 22, 2015|
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Response from stuartkennard |
Water bus number 12 usually runs from Fodemante Nove (Venice) to burano murano and torcello, each island is worth visiting.
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