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Basilica di Santa Maria Assunta e Chiesa di Santa Fosca

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Piazza Torcello, 30175 Torcello, Italy
+39 041 730119
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The basilica is a gem, even during conservation works. The small island, with almost no inhabitants, seems unreal. Visit it before or after season.

Thank Donna B
Reviewed 4 November 2018

It was such a joy to make this find in the quiet and beauty of Torcello Island. There was a gracious peace as I entered here in the beauty of God's simplicity; above all in the delicacy of the mosaics going back to ancient times;...More

Thank Frank2510
Reviewed 30 October 2018 via mobile

A simple church on beautiful Torcello. We had a quick walk around and then returned to Venice. It was worth the visit to Torcello to see this church and enjoy a few drinks in a nearby restaurant’s garden.

Thank AnnieRafters
Reviewed 21 October 2018

We were lucky enough to have a guided tour with an extremely knowledgable lady from Uniworld Cruises, who spoke of the marvellous mosaics (11th and 12th century detail of Madonna and Child plus Last Judgement were awesome). The massively detailed wall artistry was superb. After...More

Thank kbower2016
Reviewed 15 October 2018

Persons interested in Venice’s Byzantine heritage must take a ride on a vaporato to the island of Torcello, the birthplace of the Venetian people. The Basilica di Santa Maria Assunta. The church has Venetian-Byzantine architecture. One must go only to see the mosaics, that are...More

Thank ctsounis
Reviewed 9 October 2018

Whenever we visit Venice we almost always try to reserve a day to travel to the island of Torcello where fugitives from the barbarians first settled in the lagoon. It is a welcome respite from the tourist crowds around San Marco and Rialto. It also...More

Thank CarpeNox
Reviewed 7 October 2018

The sumptuous mosaics in this basilica are as good as the ones in St Marks square and you don't have to fight with the crowds to see them and you can spend as long as you want viewing them. We saw these mosaics with about...More

Reviewed 5 October 2018

The most beautiful, tranquil church I’ve ever visited. I much prefer it here to the cathedral also on torcello. They do get a lot of tourists mid day in summer so try to go early. There is no charge only if you want to light...More

Thank murphykath2018
Reviewed 1 October 2018

I was a bit dismayed to find that these two buildings are lumped together on one page. Oh well. Santa Fosca is more of a chapel, with the highlight for me being the ancient carved capitals with their (what I believe to be) Romanesque ornaments....More

Thank Charming_Karl
Reviewed 30 September 2018

Worth the visit-9-11 century church with outstanding gold leaf mosaics. Ninth century mosaics on the floor. Church is oriented north/south instead of east west & windows only on the western wall.

Thank Scielbi
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28 October 2017|
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Response from LuckyTraveller499507 | Reviewed this property |
I didn't see one advertised.
17 July 2016|
Response from PortiaDaisy | Reviewed this property |
Hi nancywis2, I do believe you will be fine visiting the Basilica. The dress code would be no different than any other church in Venice. Enjoy!
27 May 2016|
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Response from Panda234 | Reviewed this property |
When we went last year, it was open every day, including Monday, from 10:30am to 6:00pm.