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Torcello - Things to Know Before Visiting

Torcello, 30142 Venice, Metropolitan City of Venice, Italy


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About Torcello

Torcello is an island in the northern Venetian lagoon. It was one of the oldest and most prosperous settlements in the lagoon, until the decline following the predominance of nearby Venice and the changing environmental conditions. Currently, the island has just eleven residents, but the inestimable archaeological heritage it still preserves makes it a very popular tourist spot.

Attractions Near Torcello

Torcello Basilica
Torcello Basilica0.37km from Torcello

The basilica of Santa Maria Assunta is the main place of Catholic worship on the island of Torcello, in the Venice lagoon, and the ancient cathedral of the suppressed diocese of Torcello. rises just away from what remains of the square of the ancient city and almost isolated in the middle of the island. Next to it are the church of Santa Fosca and the foundations of the baptistery dedicated to San Giovanni, now disappeared: the three buildings formed a single religious complex.

Burano1.22km from Torcello

Burano is actually an archipelago, just like Venice, it has four small islands connected by bridges and crossed by three canals and it's located on the northern end of Venetian Lagoon, near the island of Torcello. Burano is famous for its colored houses and for lace production. The island is linked to Mazzorbo by a bridge. The current population of Burano is about 2,400. It is one of the main attractions in this area.

Sant'Erasmo4.8km from Torcello

Sant'Erasmo is an island in the Venetian Lagoon that is located northeast of Lido Island and east of Venice, Italy. though it's only sparsely populated. For years this has been Venice's countryside, the agricultural zone which produces the fruit and vegetables consumed by the hungry city. The island is a long strip of land running from the south-west to the north-east. There is a ferry service to this island.

Glass Museum (Murano)
Glass Museum (Murano)6.34km from Torcello

The Glass Museum, founded in Murano in 1861, is part of the Venice Civic Museums Foundation. Its headquarters are in the historic Palazzo del Vescovi di Torcello, a flowery gothic style building formerly home to Bishop Marco Giustinian. It was born as a project for the establishment of an archive that would bring together the testimonies of the history of the island but quickly evolved into its museum form.

Murano6.42km from Torcello

Murano is an island located northeast of Venice, along the Canal Marani. It has about 5600 inhabitants and is composed of seven smaller islands separated by canals and rivers, linked by bridges. It was founded between the 5th and the 7th century and it became the manufacturing centre for Venetian glass, exported in large quantities to all of Europe.

Isola di San Michele
Isola di San Michele7.69km from Torcello

A beautiful island which was in the Venetian Lagoon, northern Italy. The island was a popular place for local travellers and fishermen to land. Mauro Codussi's Chiesa di San Michele in Isola of 1469, the first Renaissance church in Venice, and a monastery lie on the island, which also served for a time as a prison.

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The area was a part of the Roman Empire until the 5th century AD. Although being a heavily industrialised region, tourism is one of its main economic resources; one-fifth of Italy's foreign tourism gravitates towards Veneto, which is the first region in Italy in terms of tourist presence, attracting over 60 million visitors every year, second after Emilia-Romagna in terms of hotel industry structures.