Torcello


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Torcello

(tōrchĕl`lō), village, on a small island of the same name in the Lagoon of Venice, NE Italy, NE of Venice. A prosperous town until the early Middle Ages, it has a Byzantine cathedral (founded 639; rebuilt 867 and 1008) that is decorated with fine Byzantine mosaics (12th–13th cent.). Also of note is the Romanesque Church of Santa Fosca (late 11th cent.). Torcello is famous for its lace.
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Ruskin had visited Torcello by this time, and was ordering his gondoliers to take him to Murano.
A unique archaeological dataset, derived from the privileged viewpoint offered by ongoing excavations in Torcello, will form the basis of the project.
This visual information is complemented by the various descriptions of the pictorial decoration of the interior in the guidebooks of Marco Boschini (1664 and 1674), Anton Maria Zanetti (1733) and Charles Cochin (1758), (7) to which may be added the unpublished pastoral visitation of 1699 by the bishop of Torcello, Marco Giustinian.
After Burano - incidentally the church tower does lean, so don't worry if you've had the kind of day enjoyed by fishermen - the boat moors up at historic Torcello.
Guide to the important places in Venice, Torcello, and the Veneto that EH experienced and wrote about.
Murano, Burano and Torcello are soothing, picturesque and beautiful, and to follow in Hemingway's footsteps and dine at Locanda Cipriani on the tiny Torcello was an unparalleled joy.
Certain memories stand out: a lunch at Lake Garda, near Catullus's villa; a visit to Torcello and then to San Michele, the cemetery island of Venice, the day after Tutti Santi (flowers everywhere), so he could visit Pound's grave (not sharing his enthusiasm for E.
Today took the steamer to Torcello and saw those wonderful mosaics--Have been visiting the Tintorettos here" (24 May 1950).
of Memphis) traces the life and writings of Italian student of Thomas Aquinas and eventually bishop of Torcello, Tolomeo (ca.
it TOP TIP Visit the beautiful lagoon island of Torcello.
An exception was made for the business which became Locanda Cipriani on Torcello island.
Torcello is a quieter island with a small cathedral and a few restaurants.