Torcello is the abandoned island in the Venice lagoon. It is where Venice began. I have been a couple of times in winter and autumn. ( see a previous post here, with photos of the cathedral interiors)
The island offers a completely different Venice experience. A few people still live on the island and it is a quiet, green space to escape from the crowds of the main islands. On a hot summer day we wandered among locals enjoying picnics on the grassy areas beside Venice’s first cathedral.
Come for a summer walk in Torcello.
There is a lovely vineyard near the cathedral with some interesting sculptures around the edges. The first one may be intended to keep you out of the vineyard.
We had lunch at the same place as last time in the beautiful garden restaurant. The food is excellent and very reasonably priced.
One day I might find the shop open to buy one of the gorgeous sculptures…getting it home might be a problem.
Don’t miss Torcello on your next visit to Venice.
Take a look at the recent post by Madhu from The Urge to Wander on Torcello for lots more information.