The island of Torcello located in the northern lagoon of Venice today has 11 inhabitants but came to have a population of about 20,000 people between the 7th and 10th centuries. First settlement in the lagoon where the populations of the mainland fleeing the tribes of Barbarians who came down from Northern Europe. Torcello was an important commercial and religious center. The splendid Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta, the bell tower, the church of Santa Fosca, the Devil's bridge and the Museum of Torcello.
The island gradually depopulated over the years until it was almost completely abandoned. In the small "center" of the island as well as the historic Cipriani inn, loved and narrated by Hemingway, who set the novel "Di la dal fiume tra gli alberi", there are restaurants and bars full of charm. Today Torcello is an oasis of peace, silence, an immersion in nature, an uncontaminated and intact corner 30 minutes from Venice, immersed in the lagoon , surrounded by canals and fishing valleys where life seems to have stopped and time passes with the same rhythms as it once was.