Torcello Museum (Venice)

When buying your ticket to the Torcello Museum you will:

  • Take a journey through time to discover ancient traditions, mysteries and archaeological, historical and artistic treasures of inestimable value.

  • If you also decide to visit the Torcello Basilica, discover a treasure trove of Byzantine art and architecture, with its extraordinary cycle of mosaics.

  • 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 your ticket


Ticket

Torcello Provincial Museum entry ticket
Full price 4.00
Reduced 1.50  

Ticket

Torcello Basilica entry ticket + Provincial Museum entry ticket + audiotour
Full price 9.00
Reduced 6.00  

Other info

1) TICKET PRICES

Torcello Museum

Adult: € 4
Concession: € 1,5 – Children aged 6-12 and groups of at least 10 people.
Free: children up to 5 years.

Torcello Basilica

Adult: € 6 - with audio guide € 8
Concession: € 4 - with audio guide € 6 - Children aged 6-12 and groups of at least 10 people.
Free: children up to 5 years.

Combined ticket: Basilica + Museum + audio guide

Adult: € 9
Concession: € 6 - Children aged 6-12 and groups of at least 10 people.
Free: children up to 5 years.

All ticket prices are inclusive of a € 1.00 booking fee.


2) OPENING TIMES

Torcello Museum

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


Torcello Basilica

Every day from 10.30 to 17.30

In compliance with Covid-19 health measures and to ensure social distancing, access to the museum is limited and visits are routed.


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


1) WHY YOU SHOULD VIIT THE TORCELLO PROVINCIAL MUSEUM

What to see in Torcello besides the Basilica dell’Assunta? A visit to the Provincial Museum will immediately transport you into the mysterious and fascinating atmosphere of this ancient island.

The Torcello Museum houses a precious collection of ancient works and archaeological finds discovered for the most part on the island and are a testimony to the historical importance of the island. The Torcello Museum also houses donations and private collections that make for an exciting and engaging exhibition.

The museum has two sections, a medieval and modern one and an archaeological one: the former displays early Christian and medieval finds, almost entirely from Torcello and the neighboring islands, while in the archaeological section there are also artifacts of various provenance (including Egyptian statuettes) which cover a period of time ranging from the Paleolithic to the late Roman Empire.

During the visit to the Torcello Museum you will admire splendid finds from the Roman era, fragments of mosaics from Ravenna, the sarcophagus with a medieval wooden sculpture of St. Fosca (15th century), the reconstruction (with salvaged tiles) of the altarpiece in gilded silver (13th century) which was inside the Basilica of Santa Maria Assunta and a plethora of ancient objects tracing back to different eras and cultures.

Outside the museum, on the green that divides it from the Basilica and the Church of Santa Fosca, there is what is generally called the Attila’s throne, but which was more likely the seat of the island’s tribunes.

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