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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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Explore the Venetian Lagoon: Murano, Burano and Torcello Islands Half-Day Tour
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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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A perfect idillic island getaway from the hustle and bustle of Venice

We went to Torcello after a recommendation from a friend who lives in Venice. The boat trip over there was long but it was worth it. If you're going to Burano, take the time to... read more

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Kansas City, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Legend has it that the devil crosses the bridge to search for the souls of children on December 24 every year. Some person long ago sacrificed 6 children so that a witch would bring back her lover. The was burned to the stake before the ritual was completed. Attilas throne is also guarded by the devil and if you sit... More 

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Brussels
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We went to Torcello after a recommendation from a friend who lives in Venice. The boat trip over there was long but it was worth it. If you're going to Burano, take the time to get off the boat at Torcello. The silence was a blissful change from busy Venice (we arrived around 11am at the end of March but... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A great way to see what Venice would have looked like before all the development / building. A little out of the way but worth the trip. Also has the oldest church in Venice.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

took a bit of effort to get there as I was travelling out of season but well worth it. The one day water bus pass was an excellent way to get around.

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Leipzig, Germany
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Torcello is a beautifull little island where you can visit an old cathedral including bell tower and a basilica. Furthermore there are two museums we unfortunately could'nt visit. You have to choose between paying separatly for museums and cathedral or combining tickets. All in all it isn't that cheap and you can skip the basilica if you have seen others... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Torcello island is depressing. It is about 10 minute walk from the shore to arrive to the "town". The church is the only highlight of this island and it costs 5 euro to enter. Overall the island has an eerie feeling to it. Do not waste your time going here....

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Clarksville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Torcello is a "quaint" small island on the outskirts of the Venice area. Accessible only by boat, it is a small fishing village with a nice old cathedral with a bell tower to can climb to the top of.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were very lucky on the day that we visited. The sun shone and sparkled on the waters of the canal and the Lagoon and the birds sang their little hearts out. And it was early March! First stop was the little cafe that you come to five minutes after stepping off the boat. Lovely food prepared by the friendliest... More 

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Southborough, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

WE stopped at Torcello on a 3 island tour. Very quiet, not much doing. Relaxing, great energy. WE wanted to come back in the evening for dinner but had already made plans.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a great place to wander and enjoy a peaceful couple of hours - visit the chiesa and spend time looking at the construction and details of the old church. The boat ride out is part of the enjoyment.

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