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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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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed July 31, 2011

If you want a break from the crowds of Venice, try taking the vaporetto out to the lagoon islands. We stopped at Murano, Burano and Torcello. Murano and Burano were touristy, but Torcello was unique. I'd skip Murano, the glass was actually cheaper, and prettier,...More

10  Thank Compassrose50
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Reviewed November 30, 2012

We decided to go to Torcello based on the reputation of the mosaics of the Basilica di Torcello. We were close by as we were heading to Burano and it was a quick 10 minutes to the island of Torcello from there. I'm really glad...More

5  Thank serene4848
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This island has a church which is worth seeing. The church is quiet and beautiful inside. We sat inside and meditated. There is good architecture inside. Quiet place.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Torcello used to be densely populated but now it is almost deserted. As a result the island is very green in stark contrast to most of Venice. What is left to see is mostly the basilica and campanile. Also a museum which we did not...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Took a vaporetto to Murano FARO (not the main Murano stop) in the morning and from there to Torcello (via Burano) (we did Burano and Murano on our return). the crowds all get off at Murano and very few go to Torcello When you get...More

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Reviewed October 7, 2018

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 September 30, 2018

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 September 12, 2018

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.

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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

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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.