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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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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
Torcello used to be densely populated but now it is almost deserted. As a result the island is very green in stark contrast to most of Venice. What is left to see is mostly the basilica and campanile. Also a museum which we did not...More
Took a vaporetto to Murano FARO (not the main Murano stop) in the morning and from there to Torcello (via Burano) (we did Burano and Murano on our return). the crowds all get off at Murano and very few go to Torcello
When you get...More
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.
Check my itinerary for 12nights in switzerland & italy (3 Replies)
dates starting from 8th June 2014 to 19th June 2014. Day 1. Landing in zurich & go for Rhine falls ( Don't need an overnight stay here, U can put your luggage in station locker rooms at Schloss Laufen ) Later in the evening proceed to Lucerne & overnight in Lucerne Day 2. Excursion to Mt. titlis. & later in the evening visit lion monument & Chapel bridge & than move to interlaken & overnight in interlaken. Day 3. Leisure at Interlaken & evening take...More
March 22, 2014|
1. There is no luggage locker in station Schloss Laufen. Leave them in airport station.
Torcello island (9 Replies)
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|
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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Avoiding the cruise ship mobs in the summer (13 Replies)
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|
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,