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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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Piece of history!

despite the mosquitoes, the trip is worth making, greeted by a small restaurant that served all sorts of food, mostly fried fish in a cracker bowl (very tasty and fresh!) very... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Greater London, United Kingdom
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Budapest, Hungary
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The cathedral of Santa Maria dell'Assunta is a master piece with its enormous and beautiful Bizantine mosaics. For those even just a bit interested in arts, a must to see. Fascinating! There are onemor two bars and restaurants on the island, where you can have good snacks. The island itself is really tiny one.

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Warsaw, Poland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

By my second visit in Venice I wanted see the very beginning of Venice.I took the vaporetto to Torcello and the trip was nice and impressive.Very interesting Basilica and museo.Green and quietly.NIce couple hours far from Venice crowd.Worth a visit.

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Athens, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The church is very good outside, inside it hasn't too much.The basilica has some fantastic mosaics inside!All the island is a wonderful tour,if you have the time!Don't miss it!

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Greater London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

despite the mosquitoes, the trip is worth making, greeted by a small restaurant that served all sorts of food, mostly fried fish in a cracker bowl (very tasty and fresh!) very small island but very pleasant!

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Cork, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I visited this Island as part of a 3 Island visit and this was by far the most beautiful. There is only a population of 12. There are a few restaurants but mostly it is a relaxed island.

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Bangor, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Its quiet, peaceful, serene. A nice walk from water taxi to the Basilica. Stop along the way to enjoy the outdoors, the nature and the quiet

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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice island, it has the cathedral dating back to the 5th century. You have to pay to get into the cathedral and there is some food places around but other than that not too much to do here. Seems like a local hot spot to come hang out and dock their boats, eat lunch.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I combined a tour of the islands with Murano, Burano and Murano. I used one of the tour companies (20 Euros) and spent half an afternoon on all three islands. A bit rushed since you get 40 mins on each island. You can spend a whole day of relaxation in Torcello itself.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My favourite of the islands ... lots of little interesting shops to look in, lovely restaurants and cafes to sit and watch the world go by! The little coloured houses were the highlight though, the children loved taking photos of themselves in front of the bright houses. Well worth the visit!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Torchello, what can you say? It can be hard to get there but worth it every time. Catch a boat from the Fundament Nove and if you are lucky with connections and timing you'll soon be there. The Byzantine Cathedral is beautiful with stunning mosaics and Santa Fosca is smaller but just as atmospheric. Don't miss it.

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