Basilica of Santa Maria Assunta in Venice

Basilica of Santa Maria Assunta is one of the most prominent 14th century structures in Torccello.

Basilica of Santa Maria Assunta is one of the most prominent 14th century structures in Torccello. | Photo credit: Peter Broster/Flickr

Basilica of Santa Maria Assunta Overview

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Located on the island of Torcello, this Basilica is an exemplary example Venetian architecture. Apart from being an architectural delight, the church is also one of the oldest standing buildings in Venice. Constructed in seventh century, the church was constantly renovated in 9th, 11th, 12th and 14th century. The colourful display of mosaics inside the church is quite beautiful.

One of the most admired mosaics is that of the standing Virgin Hodegetria against a golden backdrop. Capture stunning lagoon views from the giant bell tower dating back to 11th century (which is presently being reconstructed). The exterior of the cathedral and its frontal portico which was enlarge din the 14th century is also skilfully designed.

  • Opening Closing Time 10:30 am to 6 pm (March – October); 10 am to 5 pm (November – February)

  • Entrance Fee €5 (Adults) €5 (including museum entry as well)

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Torcello, Venice, Italy