Torcello Basilica (Venice)
When buying your tickets of the Torcello Basilica online, you will:
- Step into a precious trove of Byzantine art and architecture and be enchanted by its extraordinary cycle of mosaics.
- If you also decide to visit the Torcello Museum, take a journey through time to discover the history of the lagoon thanks to its interesting archaeological finds.
- If you purchase the Basilica + Museum + audio guide combined ticket you will immerse yourself even more in the history and beauty of this magical place deep in its timeless atmosphere.
- Choose the day of your visit and the number of tickets.
- Insert your personal details and check they are correct: once you proceed to payment, you cannot change or receive a refund for your payment.
- Pay by credit card.
- Download the voucher from the booking confirmation page or from the email you will receive after booking.
- Show your printed voucher or on your smartphone at the ticket office.
- A €1.00 reservation charge is included in the price of the ticket.
- Remember to read important info
1) TICKET PRICES
Adult: € 5 - with audio guide € 7
Concession: € 4 - with audio guide € 6 - Children aged 6-12
Free: children up to 5 years.
Adult: € 3
Concession: € 1,5 – Children aged 6-12
Free: children up to 5 years.
Combined ticket: Basilica + Museum + audio guide
Adult: € 8
Concession: € 6 - Children aged 6-12
2) OPENING TIMES
Every day from 10.30 to 17.30
From 1 March to 31 October: Tuesday to Sunday 10.30 - 17.30
From 1 November to 28 February: Tuesday to Sunday 10.00 - 17.00
Closed: 21 November, bank holidays
3) HOW TO REACH TORCELLO
The Torcello Basilica and Museum can be easily reached with a 5-minute walk from the water bus pier. To reach the island by water bus:
- take line 12 from Fondamenta Nuove to Burano
- then from Burano take line 9 to Torcello
4) WHY YOU SHOULD VISIT THE TORCELLO BASILICA
The Torcello Basilica and the nearby Church of Santa Fosca represent the last remaining examples of the ancient churches of Torcello and offer important evidence of the glorious past of an island which, before the founding of Venice, was the main settlement in the lagoon.
A majestic example of Byzantine art, the Torcello Cathedral, built in 639, was enlarged in 1008 and dedicated to Mary, Mother of God, hence the name of Santa Maria Assunta. Upon entering you will find the Virgin in front of you, depicted in a 13th century mosaic with a gold background that covers the entire central apse of the basilica.
The extraordinary mosaics are one of the main reasons to visit the Torcello Basilica: here is housed one of the most important mosaic cycles of Northern Italy, a real treasure of Venetian-Byzantine art, among which the great representation of the Last Judgment stands out.
On the square of Torcello, besides the Basilica and Santa Fosca, there is also the Torcello Provincial Museum. The museum houses an exhibition that displays Venetian, pre-Roman and Roman, Byzantine and early medieval artworks and documents the history of the island and the lagoon, including the origins of the city of Venice itself.