Torcello Museum (Venice)
Please note that from August 6, 2021 the admission to the Church and Museum of Torcello will be allowed only to users with a valid Covid-19 Green Certification (Green Pass or valid certifications). The staff is allowed to control the Certification and a valid identity document. Children under the age of 12 are exempted and those who, for proven health reasons, cannot get vaccinated on the basis of appropriate medical certification.
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Visiting Torcello in Venice is an adventure, a fascinating journey through time among century old traditions, mysteries as well as priceless historic and artistic treasures…
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TORCELLO MUSEUM OPENING
From Tuesday to Sunday 10.30am - 5.30pm from March to October and 10.00am - 5.00pm from November to February.
On 15 August admission to the museum is free.
Closed: every Monday, 21 November and all national holidays
Choose your ticket
Torcello Basilica entry ticket
Reduced € 5.00
Torcello Provincial Museum entry ticket
Reduced € 2.50
Once home to the palace of the island council, today the Torcello Museum houses a precious collection of antiquities and archaeological findings, found for the most part in the local area, thus representing testimony of the historic importance of this place. Thanks to its additional private collections and generous donations, the Torcello Museum is today an interesting and exciting excursion into some of the most influential civilizations in history.
There are therefore two sections, a medieval and modern one and an archaeological one. The first houses early Christian and high medieval findings, almost certainly from Torcello and the islands around it, whilst the second (laid out in the Archives palace in 1990) houses findings found in the Venetian area, the lagoon, and material from different places, such as a set of small Egyptian statues, covering a period from the Palaeolithic to the late Roman age.
During your visit of the Torcello Museum you will be able to admire splendid findings of Romanic epoch, mosaic fragments originating from Ravenna, the 16th century S. Fosca sarcophagus and its medieval wooden sculpture, a reconstruction, made with salvaged panels, of the 13th century gold and silver altar pall that used to be housed inside the Basilica of Santa Maria Assunta and a multitude of very old pieces originating from many different epochs and cultures.
One must bear in mind that the island of Torcello, in the beginning the place of the holidays of the Roman aristocracy, was up to the 15th century a flourishing trade and commerce centre and had, at one point, a population of 20.000 inhabitants. The museum is located in a very suggestive position, only a small lawn separates it from the Basilica and the Church of Santa Fosca, and is fronted by what is generally called the Attila’s throne, which, in all certainty, was the seat used by the island’s officials. In such an evocative setting, not only will a visit of the Torcello Museum be a learning opportunity but, above all, also an experience for your inner soul.