Museo di Torcello



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The Museum of Torcello has a small but worthwhile collection of sculptures and archaeological finds from the cathedral and elsewhere in Torcello. Among the exhibits on the ground floor are late 12th-century fragments of mosaic from the apse of Santa Maria dell'Assunta, and two of the bocche di leone (lions' mouths) where citizens with grudges could post their denunciations. Upstairs are Greco-Byzantine icons, painted panels, bronze seals and pottery fragments, and an exquisite carved ivory statuette of an embracing couple dating from the beginning of the 15th century.

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Museo di Torcello details

Palazzo del Consiglio

Area Venice

Telephone 041 730 761

Open 10am-5pm Tue-Sun.

Admission €3.

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