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Basilica di Santa Maria Assunta e Chiesa di Santa Fosca

Piazza Torcello, 30175 Torcello, Italy
+39 041 730119
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  • Excellent71%
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  • Average5%
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1 week ago
“Superb mosiacs”
2 weeks ago
“Very enjoyable”
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
Piazza Torcello, 30175 Torcello, Italy
+39 041 730119
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

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.

Thank Murdoch S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A must see place. Great interior and lovely setting. The church is over 1000 years old and still active.

Thank hawk2500
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank Nkatko
Reviewed 17 May 2017

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

Thank Louise C
Reviewed 4 April 2017

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

1  Thank Andrew M
Reviewed 13 February 2017

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

1  Thank denver60
Reviewed 12 February 2017

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

Thank Cotall55
Reviewed 20 December 2016

Wonderful religious mosaics, reminiscent of Costantinople. Well worth the 5 Euro price of admission.

2  Thank Steve B
Reviewed 11 December 2016

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

1  Thank Stephen O
Reviewed 9 December 2016

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.

Thank Susan L
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Is there a dress code to tour the Basilica? One site mentioned no uncovered knees or bare shoulders. It is predicted to be in the 90's when we visit. If my spouse is wearing nice shorts and I have a skirt that is not a mini but shows my knees, will we be admitted?
16 July 2016|
Response from PortiaDaisy | Reviewed this property |
Hi nancywis2, I do believe you will be fine visiting the Basilica. The dress code would be no different than any other church in Venice. Enjoy!
Is Basilica di Santa Maria Assunta open on Mondays
27 May 2016|
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Response from Panda234 | Reviewed this property |
When we went last year, it was open every day, including Monday, from 10:30am to 6:00pm.