An island out of time
It was the first island in the lagoons to be inhabited. Yet centuries ago, Torcello was the cradle of Venetian civilization, today it is inhabited by few citizens and tourism is their only form of support.
Torcello, mistakenly, is called Torricelli by many, and is the one located further north.
WHAT TO SEE:
Legend has it that the bridge was built in a single night by the Devil himself.
The Throne of Attila
It dates back to the 5th century AD. and was used by the governor of the island.
The collections are divided into two adjacent buildings:
The archaeological section of the museum, which goes from the prehistoric to the early Christian period, is housed in the Archives Palace.
The Council Palace, built in the fifteenth century, in Gothic style, presents documents and works from the medieval and modern collection of the island.
Externally what characterizes it are the particular windows with stone slabs shutters. Inside the Basilica there is a huge Byzantine mosaic depicting the Last Judgment.
Next to the Basilica, we find the Church of Santa Fosca. The exterior has a portico that surrounds the five sides of the building with marble columns, internally the decorations are attributable to Byzantine art.