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