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.
Alberto Manconi, Debrah Meloso, Felix von Meyerink, Catherine Morel, Adriano Picinati di Torcello, Rachel Pownall.
In this setting, two merchants return from the island of Torcello with tales of a man bearing a skeleton on his back, and sightings of a wolf wearing a priest's cassock.
FONTWELL: 5.50 Howlongisafoot, 6.25 Mercian King, 6.55 Torcello, 7.25 Midnight Bliss, 7.55 Amron Kali, 8.25 Midnight Gem, 8.55 Chimes Of Dylan.
6.45: TORCELLO (Rachael Blackmore, 6-4jf) 1; Count Simon (4-1) 2; Gold Seal (6-4jf) 3.
NATION (W Buick) Of Bronte 9-1; 4, Torcello. 16 ran.
Highlights include the colourful islands of Burano, Mazzorbo and Torcello. THE DEAL: Fares for Titan's 10-day Venice and the Gems of Northern Italy trip starts at PS2,799pp for August 10 departure, including flights from Gatwick or Heathrow, two nights' B&B in Milan, seven-night all-inclusive cruise with eight excursions, and VIP transfers.
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.
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. The glass objects, transparent and diaphanous, embrace the hues of porphyry and serpentine, of cipollino and gold.
TORCELLO (4.10) can continue Andrew Balding's fine season in the Old Rowley Cup.
With four hugely promising debut winners against the form horses, I'm going to give the Tattersalls Somerville Stakes (3.45) a swerve but I think Torcello is well worth another crack at 1m4f in the Weatherbys General Stud Book Online Handicap (4.55).