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Isola di Burano

Burano, Italy
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As featured in 3 days in Venice
Ranked #1 of 7 Attractions in Burano
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Type: Islands, Civic Centers
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Just like the sailors of old, you’d recognize this Venetian island by the picturesque pastel-colored houses and buildings visible from its shores.... more » Owner description: Just like the sailors of old, you’d recognize this Venetian island by the picturesque pastel-colored houses and buildings visible from its shores. Burano also is famous for its intimate lace, an art its people want to keep alive. « less
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

You can take the boat trip to Burano from San Marco in Venice everyday. This small island is famous for its bright colourful houses and traditional lacemaking. You can see the church's tilting bell tower from far away before you get down to the island. There is a big square surrounded by lace & linen stalls, souvenir shops and beautiful,... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

We were lucky enough to spend several hours here while we were in Venice recently. We loved walking around this very picturesque island with its multicoloured buildings. It is noted for its lacemaking and we were privileged to see a short demonstration. There is so much to see here that you could easily spend an entire day. Do yourself a... More

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Boca Raton, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Wanted to take a water-borne side trip and took the vaporetto to Burano, going past Murano on the way. A compact, historic little island with lovely pastel coloured houses beside the canals and squares. A very photogenic spot which is why we saw several bride and groom couples with their official wedding photographers. A good side-trip

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Toronto, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

We arrived late in the afternoon on the island of Burano and were treated to the sight of pastel coloured houses. Burano is known for lacemaking and we were lucky enough to see a demonstation of how it is done.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

Oh what a beauty to walk around. Friendly people and the houses with all the colors make u feel that u walking around in a miniature village. Very nice. Should visit.

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Sao Paulo, Brazil
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

If you take the alilaguna boat to the islands, stay on Burano, for pittoresque settings, calm life, lace and embroideries. There are other boats that go to Venice, and the alilaguna tours stay very little on this beautiful island.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

The island was just beautiful and bright. We enjoyed walking around just getting lost in the streets. It is just a short trip from Venice by water bus and a great place to spend the day.

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Aberdeen, Scotland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Burano is one of Venice's sattelite islands which seems to be famous for having a lot of it's houses colourful and brightly painted. It is a nice island to visit but not much else to see or do and you're trying to do the same thing as 500 other people. Murano is better.

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Burano is a photgrapher's dream! It's so pretty with all of the cute houses painted in different colours. It's well worth a visit. Lovely to stroll around and just take it all in. I think it took about 35-40 minutes to get there on the water bus if I remember correctly. We bought a Rolling Venice Card for €4 which... More

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Moore, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

This is the most beautiful place on earth. It is definitely worth the short water bus ride from the main islands of Venice. Every building is vibrant and colorful. It is a great place to take photos. Beyond that, it is SOOOO much less crowded than the streets of Venice. I would recommend spending one day going to both Burano... More

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