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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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Private Excursion by Typical Venetian Motorboat to Murano, Burano and Torcello
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Private Excursion by Motorboat to the Islands of Murano, Burano and Torcello
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Private Tour: The Islands of Venice

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Torcello Island via Vaporetto

We took the trip to Torcello via the islands Murano & Burano. We were unsure whether or not to go as it seems like a long way, but via the other islands we were very pleased we'd... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

This was not my first time in la Serrenissima so i didn't need to stand in the queues to overdose on adorations and assupmptions and other things in guilded frames. I wanted to see Murano and then go beyond to Torcello where i had heard there was a naturereserve. The latter was a bit of a disappointment but the basilica... More 

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Thank Noel J
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We took the trip to Torcello via the islands Murano & Burano. We were unsure whether or not to go as it seems like a long way, but via the other islands we were very pleased we'd bothered. They're all very different/unique, but well worth seeing.

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Thank Neville S
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

As much as I love this small island, I have say Torcello is not for everyone. It is somewhat out of the way and lack of conventional tourist amenities. Having said that, Torcello is a surprise and a paradise if you are into history, architecture, and the nature. The island may have preserved what Venice should have looked like from... More 

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Thank 824victorw
Galway, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Tranquil island, with amazing friary. Well worth time it takes to travel to island, especially to get away from crowds of Venice!

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Thank Pat20102014
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

When you have seen all the historic monuments , churches and the famous paintings in the city of Venice,- take a boat trip to the island of Torcello. A short 10 minutes walk take you to an old cathedral . I think construction started about year 600 and completed about year 1000. Here you can still see the original wall... More 

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Thank Erling S
Stafford, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

There is not much on this island apart from ticking off a place to have seen. There is a very old church but I have seen much better ones. Its slightly pricey for the entry too. It is pretty quiet with lots of places to eat. Its just a quick ride from Burano so why not go.

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Thank vasu k
New York City, New York
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After the boat drops you off there is a paved half mile walk to the church. The walk has nothing to recommend it, just a few restaurants clearly intended for tour groups. The church cost us 14 euros for two adults and a child. There are two or three mosaics that while I am sure are historically significant are not... More 

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Thank linda p
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Don't miss the 12thC 'Judgement' mosaic - believed to be the first of its kind. Takes up the whole West wall. A beautiful, quiet little island with its cathedral, Santa Fosca church, tiny museum, couple of cafes and 20 inhabitants. Climb the campanile (mostly slopes rather than steps) for a wonderful view over the lagoon. Unmissable!

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Thank quisScotland
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Yes! Go there if you: - have overall enough time in Venice - like to be in nature (tip: bring a picnic) - appreciate historic places (Cathedral was founded in 639!) - want to visit a calm and serene beautiful little island (tip: go up the tower)

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Thank joohy
Hounslow, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Only four restaurants, and a little historic place with a church. Quite quaint place with a few kiosks selling tourist items.

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