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Spend a few hours on Torcello Island, and you'll understand why Ernest Hemingway chose this as his writing base in 1948. The Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta dates back to 639 CE and houses 11th- and 12th-century Byzantine art, including a depiction of the Last Judgment. Look out from the bell tower for views of the countryside. The island also is home to two 14th-century palaces, the Palazzo dell'Archivo and the Palazzo del Consiglio. The latter, originally the seat of the island's government, is now a museum. Stop by Locanda Cipriani, the restaurant and hotel where Hemingway wrote "Across the River and Into the Trees." Take a look at our Venice trip itinerary builder tool to schedule your visit to Torcello Island and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
Tours To Torcello Island
Murano, Burano and Torcello Half-Day Sightseeing Tour BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $23
Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes
Private Excursion by Typical Venetian Motorboat to Murano, Burano and Torcello BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $203
Duration: 4 hours
Torcello Island Reviews
Went there as part of the Murano, Burano and Torcello tour. Theres really just a church and a few restaurants. Seems like a filler island. Definitely wouldn't go unless you like tranquillity. more »
A great break away from busy Venice. This quiet little island has hardly any residents. The bell tower gives a great view. It is perfect if you want a peaceful trip away from Venice. About 1 km walk..... more »
Looking for a place where you can relax from the hustle and bustle of the city, head to the exceptional island of Torcello. This peaceful, almost uninhabited island is located in the northern part of the Venetian lagoon. The ancient atmosphere of the place is underlined by two beautiful Byzantine churches.
Interesting place but not a lot to do in the heat of the day
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