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.
People in restaurants, cafes and shops of Burano Island May 5, 2016 -- Flickr / Nicolas Vollmer Back to our boat and the third stop was Torcello Island.
NATION (W Buick) Duke Of Bronte 9-1; 4, 7-2 Fav Torcello.
Zecchin and the glassmakers of Venini and Cappellin not only dipped their imaginary brushes back in the palettes of the Venetian Renaissance, but effectively merged the art of glass with the mosaics and marble floors of the churches of Murano and Torcello.
Saunter, twice a winner for David Menuisier last year, finished five lengths clear of the remainder when a three-length second to Torcello, coming right from the back as the winner made all the running.
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Draws parallels between EH's descriptions of Torcello found in ARIT and "Torcello Piece" to Ruskin's The Stones of Venice and James's "Venice: An Early Impression" and "Venice," reflecting on their thematic treatment of beauty and destruction.
TORCELLO will surely take all the beating in the Racinguk.
Head to toe isosceles triangle tiles, although in a range of colors, are also gloriously featured in concentric circles in a photo of the floor of the Basilica of Santa Maria Assunta at Torcello.
On the day that the trial of the peasants accused of killing the Frenchman began, the bishop of Torcello complained to the government that Arseni Diedo's sons had entered his house to kill him because of his plans to reform a convent where two of their sisters were nuns.
Authenticity is a less complex issue when buying contemporary art, however," noted Picinati di Torcello.