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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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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.
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
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
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.
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
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
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