Torcello Things to Do

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    Walk from the Vaporetto stop to the Cathedral

    by calcaf38 Written Nov 21, 2009

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    The walk from the boat to the Cathedral takes 10 to 15 leisurely minutes. This is a fine short walk, especially enjoyable since there is little open air and green spaces in Venice proper.

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    Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta

    by calcaf38 Written Nov 21, 2009

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    The cathedral is one of the oldest structures in the region, originally built around 640 a.d.

    Inside the cathedral, you can admire Byzantine mosaics of The Last Judgement.

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    Spot the Wildlife!

    by suvanki Updated Feb 1, 2009

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    I was surprised to see some of the wildlife on Torcello - cats and waterfowl - ok, not too unexpected .

    Peacocks, Turkeys and Goats were a bit more of a surprise! See my pics below.

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    Torcello: Campanile Views

    by darkjedi Written Mar 8, 2008

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    The views from the end of the climb of the Campanile are spectacular on a clear day and even the outlines of Venice can be seen on the horizon.

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    TORCELLO

    by olja1234 Updated Aug 7, 2005

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    The Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta is noteworthy for its Byzantine mosaics and beecause it was Venice's very first cathedral.

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    TORCELLO

    by olja1234 Updated Aug 7, 2005

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    Piazza Torcello with its Romantic Basilica of Santa Maris Assunta, the Bell Tower the Church of Santa Fosca and the Archaeological museum are absolutely the "Must see"

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    TORCELLO

    by olja1234 Updated Aug 7, 2005

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    The ancient island of Torcello, has become a single great "museum" In the Archaeological museum, there are excavations which bear witness to the deep links with Rome and Altino .

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    TORCELLO

    by olja1234 Updated Aug 7, 2005

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    Interesting to visit on the island are two churches and the small Archaeological Museum. On our way to the churches we passed few stalls, selling for Venecian islands typical souvenirs.

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    TORCELLO

    by olja1234 Updated Aug 7, 2005

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    Torcello was the place, where famous Glass industry had its beginnings. It lasted till 7th or 8th century when glass production was shifted first to Venice and later to Murano.

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    TORCELLO

    by olja1234 Updated Aug 7, 2005

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    Days when Torcello was the largest and most important settlement are long gone. Only a farmers, innkeepers and other hardy souls live on the largely abandoned island.

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    Museo di Torcello

    by freya_heaven Updated Nov 22, 2004

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    Across the square from Santa Maria Assunta is Palazzo del Consisilo. This a Museum about the history of the island of Torcello

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    archeology

    by Mahieu Written Jul 9, 2004

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    Next to the churches, you can find some archeological rests outside. One of them is said to be the chair where Atilla the Hun sat on. Torcello also has its very own archeological museum

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    Torcello Museum

    by sandysmith Updated May 3, 2004

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    There have been several interesting archaeological finds on Torcello which are housed in the museum there. However the lawn outside is also strewn with such artifacts - including Attila's chair.

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