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Torcello Island

Venice, Italy
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Murano, Burano and Torcello Half-Day Sightseeing 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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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 6 October 2016 via mobile

Torcello is off the beaten track and is a refreshing change from the hustle and bustle of Venice. Large houses and quiet canals mark this oasis of calm. Worth visiting.

Thank 487Kaz
Reviewed 4 October 2016

This island is the one that is behind Burano quite far away. It is so different from Venice itself, it has just 9 inhabitants, a couple of restaurants, one canal and lots of grass land. The old church, chapel, and the museum are of interest...More

Thank piriot
Reviewed 4 October 2016

We went to Torcello for lunch and a tour of the church. It was fantastic! So quiet and serene. A nice break from the crowds of Venice. If you want to see Venice of centuries ago this place is for you!

Thank Maria L
Reviewed 4 October 2016

nice place to see, a few good restaurants but not much else there...it's quite and cozy, nice place to have lunch/dinner and relax

Thank pbruno33
Reviewed 2 October 2016

This is the least touresty of the islands but nice to walk around. Quaint and worth the stop if you have a day pass for the boats(worth buying )

Thank roadrunner0820
Reviewed 1 October 2016

We had a pre-arranged tour of all 3 islands. This was the last stop so decided to catch a later boat back to Venice so we could have a late lunch. This was well worth it. There were less crowds on the island. It is...More

Thank buzzie53
Reviewed 1 October 2016

Buy a 20 euro day ticket at the ferry and you can visit more than one island, no need to pay for a tour. We went to Burano first which was very crowded and the took the 10 minute ride over to Torcello. Check the...More

Thank Chrisgale
Reviewed 26 September 2016

We accidentally out of curiousity got off the water bus to this island while we where going to Burano. That was worse decision ever... There is one cathedral there, 3 restaurants and a souvenir shop. Lots of landscape! Really sad... We had to wait 1...More

Thank Monica E
Reviewed 25 September 2016

Was disappointed with this visit not much to see or do, went as part of a three Island trip this one was the worse a catheradal and a couple of shops

Thank Jean G
Reviewed 23 September 2016

I visited Torcello 20 years ago and loved it's "other worldliness" then and found it to be just as lovely this time

Thank Jenniepearson
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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