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Torcello Island

Venice, Italy
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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 hotel that played host to writing legend Ernest Hemingway .
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  • Average14%
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“old church” (44 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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"locanda cipriani"
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"santa maria assunta"
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"old church"
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"quiet island"
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"last judgement"
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"byzantine mosaics"
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"devil's bridge"
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"island tour"
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"bell tower"
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"west wall"
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"fondamente nuove"
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"venetian islands"
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"tiny island"
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"lovely island"
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"ernest hemingway"
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"peaceful place"
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"small museum"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I love Torcello. It is a nice boat ride across the lagoon. There are several ferry stops on other small islands along the way. I suggest making lunch reservations in Torcello. Osteria Al Ponte del Diavolo is a great restaurant. The next time I go...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The cathedral is one of the very oldest, and the mosaics, particularly of the Last Judgment, are splendid. Climb the Campanile—thoughtfully provides with ramps, so that there are very few steps. Don’t fail to eat at the Locanda Cipriani restaurant, a delight for its food...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A small lovely place. We stopped by during our islands tour. Nice to have some small bites. Silence .

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went to Torcello based on positive comments in books and from other travelers, but found there wasn't actually much to see or do on the island. The church was small and without architectural or artistic significance, and the meal we had at the local...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped here out of sheer curiosity on our way to Burano. So glad we did. It was a respite from the crowds. We enjoyed the green space, bird songs and laid back feel. Also there was only one artist with his stand, but his...More

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Reviewed 26 May 2018 via mobile

....11 residents 4 restaurants and 2 bars and a snack kiosk ....more commercial enterprise than history

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Reviewed 25 May 2018

Don't dream of visiting here on one of those wretched 3 island tours (you won't have time to see the even limited sights). Get a vaporetto 12 from Fondamente Nove, 41 minute ride. Torcello is a small, green place which is mostly of interest as...More

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Reviewed 21 May 2018

If you have some time and especially if you fancy some time away from all the tourists I would come here. There are some nice restaurants. One casual style self service place, where I had a nice risotto for lunch and also some other fancier...More

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Reviewed 19 May 2018

This island is worth visiting, but I would suggest going early, since throngs of people started to arrive. At the dock, there is a walkway along the canal. Lovely way to walk to the ancient church, one of the oldest in Venice. I wanted to...More

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Reviewed 17 April 2018

Is a tiny extra small place with only a church, you can find a pretty brigde for pictures or maybe stop for lunch in one of the restaurants by ... they are expensive, so i will stay in Murano or Burano for more shopping, photos...More

Thank Gabriela S
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Leah B
30 May 2017|
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Response from jonnotgeoff | Reviewed this property |
do not remember any dress codes being asked for and certainly you will be ok with knees . hope that helps ..enjoy ..its stunning !
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theodorek995
13 June 2016|
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Response from JITUTANNA | Reviewed this property |
Ya...there are some good restaurants offering lunch with nice ambience you can seat outside in garden also Some are closed on monday
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Michaella K
23 June 2015|
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Response from stuartkennard |
Water bus number 12 usually runs from Fodemante Nove (Venice) to burano murano and torcello, each island is worth visiting.
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