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Basilica di Santa Maria Assunta e Chiesa di Santa Fosca

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Piazza Torcello, 30175 Torcello, Italy
+39 041 730119
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Reviewed 5 days ago

The Basilica is a must visit. The quality of the audio tour was excellent.A very special place to reflect and savour the religious and spiritual potency of the building. Highly recommended.

Thank George L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The oldest structure in Venice with amazing mosaics. Likely by same artist who did St Mark's, but much more accessible. Worth the visit.

Thank Christopher L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed our waterbus trip to Torcello and walking to this oldest of churches in North East Italy. The inside is magnificent and there are 2 exposed areas of Byzantine floor mosaic, one of only 3 in Italy. The ambience is spoiled by people showing...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

You should definitely visit this basilica, it has a very impressive architectural space and a surprising story.

Thank Veronica Z
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Well and truly, this was the only sightseeing on the island of Torcello, which was reached after spending good amount of time on the water taxi and then a walk on the island.

Thank Ankur G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I know Torcello is one of the furthest islands in the Venetian complex, but don't let this discourage you from visiting. Several companies offer inexpensive rides, and depending on your choice you can also combine with a visit to Burano and Murano. Once you arrive...More

Thank ANA M
Reviewed 13 August 2018 via mobile

Don’t expect super glam basilica like you may have seen across Italy. This is old and has some art but mainly just OLD lol. There isn’t much description so we wished we got the audio guide. No photos allowed inside. Same dress code as the...More

Thank Brandon Z
Reviewed 28 July 2018

We spent a couple of hours here. It is short boat trip from Murano and the basilica is a short but pretty walk from the waterside. We went to the church and up the tower. The mosaics in the church are impressive and the tower...More

Thank LittleJenny
Reviewed 24 July 2018

I am glad we stopped into this church. Such a quaint little place. Too bad the museum was closed that day. Enjoyed the trip.

Thank Aunt_FredRocks
Reviewed 16 July 2018

this and the campanlile or the only things to see on torcello, its an interesting church with very large paiinting/artwork on the one wall as you go in, get the free audio guide, it explains it all, no photos allowed, was it worth 5 euros,...More

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28 October 2017|
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Response from LuckyTraveller499507 | Reviewed this property |
I didn't see one advertised.
16 July 2016|
Response from PortiaDaisy | Reviewed this property |
Hi nancywis2, I do believe you will be fine visiting the Basilica. The dress code would be no different than any other church in Venice. Enjoy!
27 May 2016|
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Response from Panda234 | Reviewed this property |
When we went last year, it was open every day, including Monday, from 10:30am to 6:00pm.