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Torcello Island

Venice, Italy
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Explore the Venetian Lagoon: Murano, Burano and Torcello Islands Half-Day Tour
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Islands of Venice Murano Burano and Torcello
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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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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Venice, Italy
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Worth a trip to get away from the bustle of Venice. Bus and tourist bus routes take you there. A fair bit of walking involved.

Thank JackyHerne
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you have the time check this beautiful island out. So peaceful to stroll along the canal and explore the church and tower, We felt like we stepped back in time. Just a short board ride from Burano.

Thank Sandra M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went out to the island to visit the historic church and bell tower. The church was impressive and interesting. The climb up the bell tower was definitely worth it. We also enjoyed the small but well labelled and maintained museum. The only complaint was...More

Thank MyWhiteCat
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Each of our three visits over the years to Venice has included Torcello and we love the Locanda Cipriani for a romantic lunch and feel of old times with the beautiful rose gardens and churches, it's heaven. Easy ferry one way and fun to do...More

Thank LUM1017
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This small island is very different from Murano and Burano. It is really small, less colourful, but more relaxing. It is beautiful, but in a different way. I really liked it. We did not visit the cathedral, but climbed up the campanile. We particularly liked...More

Thank CXuor
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There is not much on this island but it is very peaceful. There is a cathedral with beautiful golden tile mosaics which is the main attraction. There are a couple restaurants which serve meals, coffee and wine. I would plan to spend 2-3 hours just...More

Thank KathyEP
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were in Venice for 5 days and included Torcello Island in our trip, it takes about 30 min in a water bus. Much more laid back than Venice. If you have the time, visit it.

Thank Coopper29
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

So here is where life on the Venice Lagoon started but now there are more sheep than people as permanent residents. It is delightful to spend some time here walking from the ferry terminal to the church and there are plenty of options for dining...More

1  Thank ComdtNexus
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Venice is obviously a unique experience, but Torcello is a totally different change of pace from that crowded island. For those needing a dose of greenery, Torcello is the place. It is a small island and not a real tourist trap. It has plenty of...More

Thank OCNYtraveler
Reviewed 8 November 2017

Torceloo, the first human Settlement of Venice, Dates back to 5th century, a hide away from the stream of torutists. Basilica di Santa Maria is known for ist wonderful mosaics, Santa Fosca recognced for ist beautiful protico and ruis of old babtistery, well know is...More

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Leah B
30 May 2017|
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 !
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
Michaella K
22 June 2015|
Response from stuartkennard |
Water bus number 12 usually runs from Fodemante Nove (Venice) to burano murano and torcello, each island is worth visiting.