The Torcello Provincial Museum
The Torcello Provincial Museum, located in the northern lagoon of Venice, tells the story of an island which, since the first century AD, has unquestionably been a landing point and commercial exchange centre between the sea and the inland and which, thanks to the Roman city of Altino and the imperial road system – the Via Annia and Via Claudia Augusta – was connected to eastern and northern Europe.
Torcello later developed in the centuries when the Roman-barbarian kingdoms were created, and reached its peak in the tenth century. Torcello was therefore a flourishing commercial “city” of the lagoon, before surrendering this title to Venice and becoming a suburban area of the latter.
Established in the late nineteenth century thanks to cultured and illustrious Venetian collectors, the museum, with its two sections of the exhibition area, Archaeological and Modern Medieval, displays Venetian, pre-Roman, Roman, Byzantine and early Medieval findings and covers the glorious times of the Serenissima until the XIX century.
The museum has recently expanded the range of services offered with virtual and interactive itineraries in different languages, and by offering visitors the opportunity to take part in virtual educational workshops.
Winter time: 1/11-28/02 10:00 – 17:00
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Piazza Torcello, 30142 Venezia
tel. + 39.041 730761