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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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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