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Torcello is an island north of Venice in Italy.


Get in[edit]

Vaporetto from Venice and Punta Sabbioni.

  • 1 Torcello vaporetto stop.

Get around[edit]

Map of Venice/Torcello

The island is small and entirely walkable. The cathedral, museum, and inns are a 10 to 15-minute stroll down Fondamenta Borgognoni, a path along the canal, from the vaporetto stop. You can also take a gondola down the canal to the cathedral.


  • 1 Archaeological Museum (Museo archaeologico), Palazzo del Consiglio (Vaporetto line 12 to Torcello), +39 041 730761. Nov-Feb 10-17, Mar to Oct 10.30-17.30. Collection of Greek and Roman finds, archaeological finds from the estuary from Paleo-Veneto and Etruscan periods. € 3.00, reduced € 1.50. Museo provinciale di Torcello (Q17199095) on Wikidata Museo Provinciale di Torcello on Wikipedia
  • 2 [dead link] Basilica S.M.Assunta, +39 041 730119. Nov to Feb 10-17, Mar to Oct 10.30-17.30. Precious mosaics in the oldest cathedral in the lagoon of Venice. Campanile closed for restoration. Adults €5, reduced €4. Torcello Cathedral (Q1149886) on Wikidata Torcello Cathedral on Wikipedia
  • 3 Chiesa di Santa Fosca. Has the form of a Greek cross, which is surrounded by a semi-octagonal porticus. Santa Fosca (Q3585411) on Wikidata






  • 1 Locanda Cipriani, Piazza Santa Fosca 29, +39 041 730150, fax: +39 041 735433, . Mar to Dec, restaurant closed Tue. A rustic and romantic 5-room inn that has hosted several famous guests, including Ernest Hemingway, who wrote Across the River and into the Trees here. Rooms have no TVs but instead a small selection of books. Also has a popular restaurant (reservation required). From €140.00 per person per night; half-board €50 extra.


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