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.
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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
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
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
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
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
Wonderful religious mosaics, reminiscent of Costantinople. Well worth the 5 Euro price of admission.
I visited solely to see the mosaic of the Last Judgment and i did not go up the Tower. The mosaic is well worth the time to see it and if you are lucky enough to do so alone without a crowd (or herd) of...More
This was our reason to head to Torcello. One of the oldest churches consecrated in 1008. Beautiful mosaic work of the Last Judgment and much more. It's worth the trip across the lagoon and gives you a nice break from Venice.