Best tours and activities for Torcello Island
Private Tour of Murano, Burano and Torcello by a typical motor boat
Half-Day Tour from Venice to Murano, Burano and Torcello Islands
Private guided tour of Murano, Burano and Torcello islands
Private Tour of the Lesser Known Islands of the Venice Lagoon
Best attractions in VeniceSt Mark's Square Doge's Palace Saint Mark's Basilica Rialto Bridge Grand Canal Bridge of Sighs Teatro La Fenice Murano Island Burano Island Torcello Island Contarini del Bovolo Stairs
Things to know about Torcello Island
The island of Torcello is one of the oldest settlements in the Lagoon of Venice. Inhabited since the early years of the Roman Empire, Torcello enjoyed its glory days in the Byzantine era: during the 15th century, it was brought to its knees by a series of plagues, while the progressive growth of Venice helped to accelerate the decline of the settlement.
Since then, Torcello was almost uninhabited: today, the island is sparsely populated, with less than twenty inhabitants, but boasts a cultural heritage that makes it one of the most visited sights in the Venice Lagoon.
The main attractions on the island are located around the main square of Torcello: the ancient Cathedral, the Church of Santa Fosca, the Throne of Attila and the Devil's Bridge. This very tiny island surely knows how to surprise its visitors.