The island of Torcello can be reached by vaporetto inexpensively. There is really only one big sight on the Island, which is the basilica complex. It consists of 2 churches, the church of Santa Fosca, with it's beautiful, rounded facade, and attached to it, the much older Basilica of Santa Maria dell'Assunta, dating from the 7th century. In the older basilica you will find the world famous Doomsday mosaics. If you are an art lover, the scenes of this mosaic are a treasure to behold. They ask you not to take pictures inside, which I honored. There is a small gift shop, and bathroom nearby, but not much else there-except... In front of the complex is a marble chair which is said to be the throne from which Attila the Hun spoke verdicts. You can actually sit in the chair. A worthy day trip, which can be effectively combined with a visit to Murano and Burano Islands.
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