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Museo di Torcello

Small but sweet

Museo di Torcello

In this pleasant grab-bag in the Palazzo del Consiglio, you’ll find architectural fragments from the 6th–12th centuries, a pair of bocche di leone (the long arm of the Ten reached even here), a lovely 6th-century marble holy-water stoup from Murano, and a few gilded silver reliefs from the cathedral altarpiece – Napoleon stole the rest of them.

Upstairs, among big soppy canvases from followers of Veronese, there’s the cathedral’s original door key, Byzantine ceramics, coins and jewellery, Byzantine and Cretan-Venetian icons from the 1400s, and a big jolly cinquecento St Christopher with fish swimming around his toes.

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Hours Nov 11-Feb: 10am-5pm; Mar-10 Nov: 10.30am-5.30am

Adm €3, €1.50 ages 6-12, free under 6 and EU citizens over 65; €8 for the Basilica and museum; €12 accumulative ticket for the basilica, museum and tower

Piazza di Torcello

vaporetto Torcello


+39 041 730761

Text © Dana Facaros and Michael Pauls

Images by: Serviziocultura, Creative Commons License