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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
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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Detroit, Michigan
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85 reviews 85 reviews
45 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

We enjoyed visiting this colorful island. We especially enjoyed getting away from the main tourist street and going into the little residential lanes and courtyards to see the colorful houses. We literally peeked in the houses and the locals were very friendly. We visited on a hot summer day and the the 40 min. boat ride from Venice and sitting... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

An amazing getaway from Venice if you like. you need to take a boat trip of 45-60 mins from san Marco but it will take your breath away. If you are a photographer and happened to be in Venice, you must visit this place. i promise, its worth it.

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Arequipa, Arequipa, Peru
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Gorgeous little island and so colourful! We did find some of the lace vendors a little pushy but the food we had and general walk about experience was fantastic

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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

Cute, extremely picturesque fishermans town with traditional little lace shops dotted around. A nice, relaxing getaway from the bustling streets of Venice with distinct, vibrantly colourful houses that we didn't find on any other Venecian Islands we visited (Murano, Torcello, Lido). Worth a €20 boat tour out to view which also visits Torcello and Murano. All though Torcello is mostly... More

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Copenhagen
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59 reviews 59 reviews
10 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

When first visiting Venice we didn't knew that there was this gem and we walked around Venice and returned to the hotel, until we told the concierge that Venice is very beautiful, he asked if we have seen Burano and we replied no. He told this place is a MUST SEE and so we took his word for it and... More

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Portland, Oregon
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Burano is a small island in the lagoon north of Venice and an easy ferry ride away. We happened to visit the island during late afternoon when the crowds were diminishing. In addition to the characteristic homes with vibrant colors set next to small, peaceful canals, it was a great change from the crowds and bustle of Venice - making... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
21 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

A very sweet island with lots of shops and cafes. You can browse the lace works and grab a bite to eat and then enjoy all the colourful houses. I spent a day hanging around Burano and Murano and it was totally worth the visit!

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Sachse, Texas
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92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Burano is colorful and peaceful. It is about one hour boat ride from Venice. We like the colorful houses. It is quieter than Murano. It is a great place to take pictures of the canals.

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Chiang Mai, Thailand
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82 reviews 82 reviews
49 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Burano is a small island not far from Venice where all the houses are painted bright colours. It is a great place to take some wonderful photos. Cute shops, colourful houses and canals. It is very peaceful compared to Venice proper. Buying a water-bus pass ( 12 hours, 24 hours, 2 day or 3 day ) is the best way... More

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Preston, Lancs
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Burano is so picturesque, full of brightly coloured houses sit alongside the canal. A lovely square with restaurants and pizzerias. It really is worth a visit.

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