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Basilica di Santa Maria Assunta e Chiesa di Santa Fosca

Piazza Torcello, 30175 Torcello, Italy
+39 041 730119
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Hours Today: 10:30 - 17:30
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Piazza Torcello, 30175 Torcello, Italy
+39 041 730119
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Tower and church cost to go in although you can go into lower church to escape the sun but not a stunning church, island however is lovely to escape, one path leads from the boat to the church with two restaurants, a drink stand and...More

Thank Dolive75
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very old Basilica dating from the 7th Century. The mosaics in the main part of the Basilica, over the apse and the Western Wall date from the 11th Century and are in remarkable condition considering they are 1000 years old. Didn’t have time to go...More

Thank Scotty102
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Took the vaporetto to Murano, Burano, and Torcello for a day-trip from Venice, and this was definitely the highlight. The entrance fee for the church (audioguide included) and tower came to €9 and it was well worth it. The campanile provided a spectacular view of...More

Thank benjamindoughty
Reviewed 14 June 2017 via mobile

Well worth a visit to see spectacular religious mosaics from the 12th century in this ancient church, then have lunch in style at Locanda Cipriani adjacent.

Thank Murdoch S
Reviewed 9 June 2017 via mobile

A must see place. Great interior and lovely setting. The church is over 1000 years old and still active.

Thank hawk2500
Reviewed 30 May 2017

It's located on Torcello, so it takes a Vaporetto ride to get there. This is the original island where people settled in the lagoon, and this is the first church in Venice. It has some original Byzantine tile art on the walls. Simply amazing and...More

Thank Nkatko
Reviewed 17 May 2017

This is one of the earliest churches in the Venetain lagoon. The island of Torcello is peaceful with the wonderful Cipriana restaurant to have lunch in. The church is fascinating and well worth a visit. Torcello is 20 mis- 1/2 hour water taxi ride from...More

Thank Louise C
Reviewed 4 April 2017

I would recommend this as it gives fantastic views across the lagoon back towards Venice. To visit take the water bus from F.te Nove to Burano (line 12, March 2017) (40 mins) and then the dedicated water bus to Torcello. This is well signed at...More

1  Thank Andrew M
Reviewed 13 February 2017

We love Torcello as it is never crowded with the hoards of tourist who daily visit Venice. Located in the piazza, the Basilica of Santa Maria Assunta is, in my opinion, one of the most interesting churches in the lagoon. It was founded in the...More

1  Thank denver60
Reviewed 12 February 2017

The Basilica predates Venice and is absolutely amazing. There is a good audiguide. In particular there is a huge wall mosaic, other mosaics and features. In comparison to other Basilicas it is very simple and peaceful. Nearby there is a campomile that you can go...More

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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.