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Torcello

From: Venice Waterbus Stops

Torcello is where Venice began: It's an island in the northern part of the Venetian Lagoon, across from Mazzorbo and Burano, and at one time--more than 1,500 years ago--it was the largest and most important settlement in the lagoon, with a population of 20,000 or more.

(See the Torcello page of our Venice Islands Tour article, which tells how to reach the islands by public transportation.)

Torcello ACTV vaporetto station

Today, only a handful of people live on Torcello, but it's a fascinating place to visit. Attractions include the Basilica of Santa Maria Assunta (a cathedral dating back to 639 AD), the adjacent Church of Santa Fosca, and a Campanile or bell tower that offers fine views of the island and the channels that wind through land and mudflats that are submerged at high tide.

The Torcello waterbus station is served by:

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Back to: Index of Venice ACTV and Alilaguna waterbus stops


Also see:
Introduction: ACTV & Alilaguna stops
Types of Venice waterbus stations
What to do if you don't have a ticket

Related articles:
Venice water buses (overview)
Vaporetto routes
Vaporetto fares
ACTV ticket machines
ACTV Tourist Travel Cards
(unlimited travel, 24 hours to 7 days)
ACTV maps and timetables
Alilaguna airport boats
More Venice transportation articles

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arrow Hotel Directions with Maps

arrow Venice Q&A (Travel FAQ)

arrow Top 11 Tourist Mistakes


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