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Torcello Island

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Address: Venice, Italy
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
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This small island is a bit off the usual Venetian path, but it’s worth...

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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Private Excursion by Typical Venetian Motorboat to Murano, Burano and Torcello
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Private Excursion by Motorboat to the Island of Murano Burano and Torcello
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Quiet, like stepping back in time.

The boat from mainland Venice stops here in between Murano and Burano. I had never visited, despite travelling to Venice many times, and thought that I should take a look. There... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Sue M
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Salisbury, England, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Only here a short time on a tour. The island is quiet and the church is wonderful to see but not much else there really.

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Went on a trip which included this island the trip was quite nice but the island not much there. When we got off the boat had a 10 minutes walk to the church the first one was free but had to pay 6 euros for the other one. There were a few little stalls selling souvenir's and a restaurant that... More 

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Salisbury, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The boat from mainland Venice stops here in between Murano and Burano. I had never visited, despite travelling to Venice many times, and thought that I should take a look. There is not much to see, however, it is very pretty, and there are a number of small restaurants on the way to visiting the big church, which is the... More 

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Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

You can reach Torcello directly from Venice on the No. 12 water bus (which also serves Murano, Burano, and other major points in the northern Lagoon). The quickest is to walk to boats stops line's at Fondamente Nove in Venice. It takes cca. 60 min if I remember well, maybe less:) I would recommend to buy 20euro vaporetto ticket valid... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We went on a trip that took you to Murano, Burano and Torcello. Torcello being the highlight and just beautiful and tranquil. Make sure to explore all areas!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice to travel by vaporetto to this island of Torcello. Nice to walk around with a few churches, restaurants. Nice to visit.

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Suzhou, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Even on a cold rainy winter day in January, this place was so serene and quiet after the bustle of the main part of the city of Venice. From the city take the 12 vaporetto to Burano and then the 9 to Torcello. A lovely short walk along a canal surrounded by meadows will take you to the Basilica di... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Apparently this is very nice in the busy summer months. We were there on a drizzly day so it wasn't at its best.

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Virginia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited Torcello as part of a Murano, Burano and Torcello Tour. Had about 45 minutes to tour Torcello, which has a few houses, a park, an interesting small church, a museum (which was closed when we visited) and a few small restaurants. Much preferred Burano and the glass factory tour of Murano.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went to Torcello as part of our visit to the lagoon islands of Murano, Burano, and Torcello. Torcello was one of the first lagoon islands to be successively populated by those who fled the mainland to take shelter from recurring barbarian invasions. It was also at one time a very powerful trading centre. Now it is a very quiet... More 

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