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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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Explore the Venetian Lagoon: Murano, Burano and Torcello Islands Half-Day Tour
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Private Excursion by Typical Venetian Motorboat to Murano, Burano and Torcello
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Quiet backwater provides a breath of fresh air

Don't let Murano detain you long with its glass-making demonstrations and souvenir shops. Take the first ferry on to Burano and thence to Torcello. Take the path along the canal... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
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London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Was disappointed with this visit not much to see or do, went as part of a three Island trip this one was the worse a catheradal and a couple of shops

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Portsmouth uk
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I visited Torcello 20 years ago and loved it's "other worldliness" then and found it to be just as lovely this time

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Don't let Murano detain you long with its glass-making demonstrations and souvenir shops. Take the first ferry on to Burano and thence to Torcello. Take the path along the canal to Santa Maria Assunta, one of the oldest churches in Venice, and still in the style of a Byzantine basilica. The towering apse mosaic of the Madonna floats above the... More 

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North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a must, combine it with cruise of islands to see others, full of quaint houses and people get there you will not regret it

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Thank Maggieastle
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

It's a bit of journey, but it's well worth it. There is a basilica from VI century (of course redecorated and partially rebuild later) with awesome bizanthine mosaics on walls and v. old mosaics on floor. It's worth taking an audiogude there - interesting and not lengthy. Next parcel has a cute church from XII century that would be a... More 

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Alcester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A short distance from Burano of the bus. A walk along a canal into the centre with an excellent lace shop along the way.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the oldest cathedrals in Italy, this is a fascinating and sleepy island that wakes up when the tourists arrive then goes back to sleep again once they have gone (only about 60 people live here apparently). The cathedral is well worth a visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It is by far the best place to visit, start your Northern Islands tour out on Torcello, then back to Burano for lunch and a wander round the colourful houses, buy some lace then get a vaporetto to Murano..... But I wasn't mad on the last as it was just rammed with tourists, who all got a bit feisty when... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was the 3rd island on our tour and the most quiet, with only a few restaurants, two churches, a dozen houses and lots of farmland. The walk along a narrow, meandering canal was restful and the church and ruins suitably atmospheric (if not downright Hammer House of Horrors!)

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

What an amazing contrast to the hustle and bustle of Venice, this small island seems to make you step back in time and the walk from the jetty to the church and back makes you wish you had more time to explore and enjoy the available restaurants

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