Beautiful Burano

One of the most popular spots to take a picture due to its beautiful colored houses, the island of Burano is something not to be missed when in Venice.

March 24, 2016

A world of colors

If you’re staying in Venice for more than a couple of days, it’s well worth a visit to the quaint island of Burano. One of the most popular spots to take a picture due to its beautiful colored houses, it’s something not to be missed and can be reached in as little as 40 minutes from Venice.

The best way to arrive

Burano can be reached either by taking a private water taxi (about €130 each way) or with the Vaporetto. Either take the vaporetto from the stop in front of Hotel Danieli to Murano (line 4.1) and then catch line 12 or for a shorter route take line 12 directly to Burano from Fondamente Nove.

What to see and do

Burano is well known for its picture perfect colored houses in red, green, pink, blue and in fact every color of the rainbow. Wander the small streets and along the canals and take in the island life of the locals who live there. It’s also a great place for souvenirs – in particular lace which the island has a history of producing. You’ll find locals who as a family still make beautiful lace today and it makes a good souvenir to take away. The tradition dates back to 1500 when ladies used to make lace, and you can even stop by the island’s lace museum to learn more.

Don’t forget to take your camera, it’s a photo lovers paradise.

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