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Torcello island is a small pearl in the Venice lagoon. Discover how to get to Torcello island from Venice and many other info by reading this guide!

Torcello Island tourist information how to get to Torcello island from Venice and what to see.

The Island of Torcello, is one of the main three-islands visited by tourists along with Murano and Burano. The furthest of the three from Venice , that means if you are taking public transportation to visit all three island you'll end up consuming 6 or more hours of your time in Venice.

A good and cheap alternative might be to take a three-island boat tour which operates daily at 9.30 and 2.30 pm lasting three hours to give you an idea of what the islands have to offer.

Once the commercial capital of Venice , nowadays Torcello boasts a population of only 60 people. Deserted, the island boasts two main attractions: the Museum of Torcello and the Venetian-Byzantine Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta founded in the 7 th Century which was Venice 's first cathedral. If you are asking what to see on Torcello, visit these two authentic masterpieces!

Rebuilt in the 11th it contains magnificent Byzantine mosaics. One of the highlights of the church's rich decorations can be found on the west wall with a vast mosaic featuring the Last Judgement, but the cathedrals great treasure is the Mosaic of the Madonna in the semi-dome of the apse. Starkly set on a pure gold background, the figure has been hailed by many as one of the most stunning works of Byzantine art in Italy.

 

Apart from the cathedral, the other main attraction for tourists visiting the Island of Torcello is taking lunch as the celebrated Cipirianni restaurant. For those looking for a special experience amongst the Venetian Island we can arrange private guided boat tours of the Islands , along with a delicious lunch at this celebrated eatery.

How to get to Torcello:

• Public Transportation - The island can be reached by public transportation by taking the # 12 water-bus from Fondamenta Nuove up to Burano and then line # 9 to Torcello.