"Vaporetto to Torcello" Top 5 Page for this destination Torcello Transportation Tip by suvanki
Torcello Transportation: 4 reviews and 5 photos
You can visit Torcello by Vaporetto, either on its own, or as a 'Island Hop' taking in a combination of San Michelle, Murano, Burano and Mazzorbo from Fondamente Nuova - located in Cannaregio sestieri. From San Zaccaria Vaporetto No 41, 42, 51 and 52 run to Fondamente Nuova.
I had intended travelling to Burano, then Torcello, but I'd just missed the Burano boat, So decided to go to Murano (Faro- lighthouse stop), then continue to Burano from there. I'd got my 72 hour tourist travel ticket - tickets can be purchased from ticket booths at Fondamente Nuova.
When the Burano boat pulled into Faro, I was amazed to see how full it was, and how many people, prams, and dogs were in front of me, hoping to get a place on board. Somehow, we all fitted on. (I've never been so cramped while travelling in Venice) By the time we stopped at Torcello, I decided enough was enough, and jumped ship!
As it was Christmas Day, the departure times didn't seem to fit with the timetables, and after reading my guide books etc, I thought that all Vaporettos called at Burano first, then Torcello.
Leaving Torcello, I decided to get on whichever Vaporetto came first, If I went to Burano or back to Venice, I didn't mind.
I'd heard a couple enquire if the Vaporetto stopped at Burano, which the 'conductor' said it did - I thought it had come from Burano, so when we docked at Mazzorbo, I wasn't sure whether to get off here, or wait to see if we stopped elsewhere. Too late, we were heading straight back from here to Murano, then Fondamente Nuova!
I Hope that I'll get the chance to visit Burano one day, it sounds quite interesting.