|Cathedral of Santa Maria Dell'Assunta|
WHAT IS TORCELLO? - Torcello is a sparsely populated island at the northern end of the Venetian Lagoon. Torcello was founded in the 5th Century! It's older than Venice and once had up to 20,000 residents. Malaria struck the island and killed a large percentage of the population, while others fled. Much of the island is a nature reserve, accessible only on the walking paths.
|Mosiac of the Last Judgement|
MIDGET SAINTS? - In the cathedral there were very small toddler-sized crypts that we were told held the bodies of 2 saints. Because they were so small I had to ask if they were midgets! The guide said that they were small because they likely contained small pieces (like bones) of the saints.
|the only restaurant on Torcello|
1 of 5 RESTAURANTS- There are 5 restaurants on the entire island. The only one we saw was closed and it was called "Locanda Cipriani." If you visit check to see if the restaurants are open!
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