Why choosing this experience?
1. Because it will take you back in time, at the discovery of one of the most ancient places of the lagoon of Venice.
2. To visit the Basilica of Torcello and admire its splendid mosaics and - now - also two mysterious places concealed to visitors for centuries (the crypt and the sacristy).
3. Because you can give yourself a few hours far from the city chaos, surrounded by nature in the mystic atmosphere of the island.
Torcello, the most ancient of the populated islands.
The development of this island took place after the transfer of the inhabitants from the flourishing city of Altino, devastated by the barbarian invasions of the hinterland, becoming one of the main centres of the Venetian lagoon in a short time.
Due to the increasing influence of the city of Venice, soon the inhabitants of Torcello migrated to the near powerful city, abandoning the island to a slow but inexorable decline.
Today the island preserves the memory of its ancient splendour in a few buildings that resisted the erosion of time, as the Church of Santa Fosca, the Ponte del Diavolo (the Devil’s Bridge), the Museum of Torcello and the Basilica of Santa Maria Assunta.
Today, on this little island, live permanently 11 inhabitants. It seems that once 30.000 people lived here…Quite difficult to imagine it so populated if you see it now!