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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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  • Very good28%
  • Average14%
  • Poor4%
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“quiet island” (25 reviews)
“old church” (42 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Venice, Italy
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Reviewed yesterday

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 yesterday

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 1 week 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

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Reviewed 1 week 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 1 week ago

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

Thank Herbert B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you get tired of crowded Venice, you can buy an ACTV - 1 day Ticket to visit the islands like Murano, Burano and Torcello. This last island has a very nice Church (It costs to get in). There is also a tower (you have...More

Thank Ruben B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good places but the Escorted visit was unnecessary. Better to just go by the water taxi. You will enjoy it more. This was just a shepparding exercise by the group organisers

Thank Sight O
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went here for a look around when visiting Venice recently. We went by water taxi which was very easy. We had a look in the church which was good and gives you a great view.

Thank Johnlobster
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Headed here after visiting Burano. Great place, once a bustling island with lots of churches but now only home to 14 people & 1 church after a malaria epidemic wiped out the population years ago. We got bitten rather a lot by mosquitoes so take...More

Thank GLPJ62
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A most historical place. The church and campanile are magnificent. Fabulous art in the church and it is really easy to climb to the top of the campanile as it’s a gentle sloping path. Well worth it for the view over the Venice lagoon, spectacular....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.