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Isola di Burano

Burano, Italy
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Ranked #1 of 10 Attractions in Burano
Type: Civic Centers, Islands, Cultural
Fee: No
Owner description: Just like the sailors of old, you’d recognize this Venetian island by...
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Type: Civic Centers, Islands, Cultural
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. Burano also is famous for its intimate lace, an art its people want to keep alive.
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Naples, Italy
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51 reviews 51 reviews
13 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

This was a wonderful little island with delightfully decorated buildings and streets. Great place to get out and simply explore!

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Bangkok
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 NEW

Its a very unique place. We enjoyed strolling around up and down the bride and checking out the small shops. Bring a camera with you! you will get a tons of nice shots. The only thing i didn't like was the boat ride. It takes half an hour from Murano or around 45 mins from the main island. The boat... More 

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Buraidah, Saudi Arabia
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

Burano is colorful Island in Venetian lagoon. It is about 12 KMs from Venice Italy. It is famous because of its elegant colorful houses. The houses are painted with different colors from outside. These eye catching colors are extremely pleasing and refreshing. Natives have decorated their houses with plants and other things which amply depict their aesthetic sense. You will... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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27 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

Burano is a must-see, and only 30 minutes by ferry from Venice depending on which terminal you catch it from. This paint box of colour is still a residence to many locals and is famous for lace, sweets and delicious custard cookies. An absolute treat in its own right, and a very jovial, light hearted experience on the Venetian Lagoon.

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Prince George, Canada
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84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Burano is an oversized play set, a full-scale model of a Lego town, something “Q” would create on a whim and a finger-snap (I won’t explain that reference, nope, on your own). The fact that I know people Venice and skip Burano is disappointing, akin to visiting China and missing The Great Wall. OKAY, I admit, I did that! I... More 

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da
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

we really loved the islands both Murano and Burano :) ; There were nice shops and we ate at a wonderful meal at a restaurant in Murano; You shouldn't miss it

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Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014 via mobile

We took the ferry from Murano without knowing what to expect. We were pleasantly surprised. The island is beautiful and very colourful and the pace is very relaxed despite the big number of tourists. This was our last morning in Venice so unfortunately it was a rushed visit, but enjoyable nonetheless. I hope to come back one day!

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We spent the last of our three days in Venice here. The vaporetto ride is inexpensive but takes a while. Burano is simply charming with its colorful houses, cobbled streets, and small canals and bridges. We had an excellent lunch in an outdoor cafe and then simply wandered around until we decided to take the vaporetto ride back. You cannot... More 

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Preston, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Beautiful - worth a visit. You could take young children and tell them it's Balamory! Very attractive little place with lots of cafes and shops.

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Tampa, Florida
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

Burano is touristy, but that's how they make their living. Clothing hanging out in some places looked staged, but watching kids being taught to handle gondolas was really great. Lunch was wonderful, too.

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