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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

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
1  Thank Rumples
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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
Reviewed December 14, 2018

Wonderful island with all new/different experiences than the other islands around Venice! It was a wonderful place to explore!

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank morganLynn41
Reviewed November 23, 2018

We took the ferry from Burano over to Torcello. It was very quiet and we enjoyed a lovely stroll along the canal to the church. We passed the devils bridge on the way and several bars/restaurants. The church is beautiful and the island is so...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Amyls86
Reviewed November 13, 2018

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.

Date of experience: December 2017
1  Thank EnakshiC
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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.
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Hello to all Venice forum! I'm planning my next week visit. Do you think Torcello island is worth to visit or could I skip?
February 10, 2018|
Response fromDigby86|
Torcello is wonderful - if you're visiting any of the other islands it would be my top recommendation. If you can arrange a tour of the cathedral I would recommend it, and definitely climb the campanile for fantastic views.
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I will be traveling to Italy in July of 2019. I was thinking of avoiding Venice on this trip because of the cruise ship mobs. But I was wondering if there are reasonable ways to work around this problem. I could just visit Venice on a later trip that is not during peak tourist season. Guess it would still be crowded then and still night need to do the same things to avoid the crush. For example, when we visited Mont San-Michele in July several years ago, we stayed on the island for two...More
December 15, 2017|
Response fromsophie8|
Hard to avoid the cruise ship hoards but this really focused to the Piazza San Marco area, away from there it really is not that bad,