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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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Birmingham
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

We visited Burano as part of the three island tour. What a mistake. The tour gives you less than an hour on this island and it is simply not enough time to completely enjoy this beautiful little island and take enough photos of the photogenic multi-coloured houses. If you are in Venice for at least two days you really must... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

The island of Burano is one of the small islands away from the main island of Venice. It is reachable by public transport (water bus) and the cost is included in the day (or longer) bus passes you can buy at most bus stops on the main Island. This island is reasonably small, but it is still populated and feels... More

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Guangzhou, China
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37 reviews 37 reviews
30 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

The colors of the houses bathed in the afternoon sun, make it even more astonishingly beautiful. I couldn't help falling in love with this small island - serenity, coziness and of course, the dazzling brightly pained houses. Incredibly photogenic! It is truly another face, beautiful face of Venice that you couldn't afford to miss, if you have a 3-day tour.... More

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Matteson, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

We took an excursion from Venice to the Lace making island of Burano. Not only are the noted for their lace but they are also noted for their colorful houses. Not much to do on the island but walk around and soak in the atmosphere and perhaps have a delicious meal along the way. Definitely a nice side trip

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Campton Hills, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

I suppose the opportunity to escape the crowds of Venice has some appeal. But apart from the quiet and the opportunity to walk through dozens of lace shops, there really isn't much to see on this island.

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Singapore, Singapore
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42 reviews 42 reviews
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW via mobile

To me, Burano is the most beautiful place in Venice. It wasnt as touristy (for now) and the colorful houses were just beautiful. You can never find a house with the same colour next to each other and the color blending of all the houses is just amazing. Words can hardly describe the tranquillity of the place so if you... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Loved the colourful houses here. Lots of tourists and hard to get great photos of the place. The laces sold there were also amazing.

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Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa
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33 reviews 33 reviews
20 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Amazing to see that there is still care taken in needle work and fabric. Wonderful to see that are those that still have the passion. Amazing works of passion

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kansas
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

There is not enough said about this quaint isle. Very colorful houses and story. Great restaurants, great history in lace making. This is where real people live, have families and build a life. Take a boat over, walk the shops, take the best and most colorful pictures of italian life and buy some handmade items. Eat locally, especially if you... More

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Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

this color island did have many colorful houses, so it is worth to go there to take some pictures. but that's all, nothing much! It is a bit far from Venice, so it may not be necessary to go if you do not have a lot of time to kill.

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