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Isola di Burano

Burano, Italy
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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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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

We took a very long ride on the vaporetto to get here and it was nice to look at for maybe 10 minutes. Really touristy and there wasn't really anything to do there. Maybe if you had nothing at all to do and wanted to waste an afternoon. There didn't seem to be a wide range of cafés or restaurants... More

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Horsham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

If you are in Venice for a few days then I do recommend taking this trip! It is nice to see Venice from a different prospective, geographically speaking. Easy to do independently. Walk to Fondamenta nuove ferry terminal, easy from san marco, rialto, etc only 10 mins walk - follow the yellow signs on buildings. Ferries run every 20 minutes.... More

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Philly
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

First of all, the boat ride takes forever. Then, there is literally nothing of interest here. The houses are pretty, painted different colors, but that's about it. Most of the so-called Burano lace is actually made in China. With so much to do in Venice itself, don't waste your time.

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

Burano is visually stunning, beautifully painted houses in blues, yellows and red make for great pix. Unfortunately we chose to go to Burano on a tour of three islands, which is ok if you enjoy being shunted around like a flock of sheep instead of enjoying self exploration of the island. However, it served it's purpose as a taster, and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Soooo quaint and visually pleasing! We truly loved the lace shops too!!! we actually had our very best meal beside a canal on Burano and would definitely say its a must-do for any visit to Venice.

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Sofia, Bulgaria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

This is a unique tiny island - definitely a daytrip I would recommend, just hop on a vaporetti. You get away from Venice crowds and yet enjoy the amazing atmosphere of canals and cute colorful houses with a lively streets with restuarants and shops.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

It takes at least one and a half hour to travel from Venezia via Murano Faro to here. But it does worth the travel. Atmosphere on the islet is great with colorful houses. Souvenirs were also sold at a lower price than on the main island. Overall I would consider this place should be visited if time allows.

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

The island of Burano is worth the one hour boat ride Colourful houses. Lace that you would struggle to find anywhere else in the world A must see Take the public water taxi it's great value

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La Manga Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

We used are vaporetta tickets and went murano and burano.. Burano is very picture postcard.. with its chocolate box houses only a small island and easy to walk round in a short time a very nice place for lunch in many cafè or restaurants. Lots of photo opportunities

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Everyone goes here, but it's worth it. The streets are lined with shops selling tablecloths and lace items, and clothing. Most of it these days is imported, but you might find something made locally. I bought some supposedly local made silk scarves with lace edging. The houses are all different bright colours. Despite all the people there it is possible... More

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