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Isola di Burano

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Address: Burano, Italy
Phone Number: +39-041-73-00-09
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
Description: Just like the sailors of old, you’d recognize this Venetian island by the...
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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I was there when the weather was not great. However the colours of the house shone through the grey and gloomy sky not least the rain! It is a small island. Not a lot to see or do... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

I was there when the weather was not great. However the colours of the house shone through the grey and gloomy sky not least the rain! It is a small island. Not a lot to see or do apart from enjoying the colours. I wouldn't allocate a whole day on that island

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Ribeirão Prêto, São Paulo, Brazil
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

I really enjoyed the colorful houses and the slow pace of the town. The place is really beautiful. I spent the afternoon there and already miss it.

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Vancouver, Canada
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

We enjoyed the slower pace that an island generally has, and I really came to look at the lace. One of the stores had a lady giving a demonstration and at the back of the store there was a lace museum which was interesting, with no charge to enter. Though full, we enjoyed the ride out on the boat.

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Santa Maria, California
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Charming and colorful island. Shops were tempting and so was the food. Wish I'd bought more postcards at 4/Euro! Some of the shop owners didn't seem too friendly, but our overall experience was good. There were children playing in the streets, which had no cars. Lots of color in the houses and boats.

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Off all the places around Venice, Burano was the stand out place for us, much more natural charm than Murano. Easy to get to on a Nice Smooth water Bus, every 20 minutes departure, best place to catch one is from Fondamenta Nuove. Less than 10 minutes walk from Rialto bridge.(Though Plenty of other places to get on a water... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Visited here to look at the lace but enjoyed Island and the rich colours, each denotes a certain family, with which the majority of the houses are painted. Has the obligatory Italian leaning tower and is easy to access using the simple to use Water Bus for E7.

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Island of Malta, Malta
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Nice multicoloured houses but the shops were all the same selling tourist trinkets and nothing really to see.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW via mobile

It is definitely a must if you visit Venice for more than a day. Colourful buildings and fabulous architecture made a great view and miniature- like tiny island. It was the most dream- like place I have ever seen.

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW via mobile

Burano seemed like the obvious next island, after Murano, to visit from Venice. We were not so impressed with Murano, having absolutely no interest in buying glass knick knacks, so were hoping to see something more interesting. We were not disappointed as the colourful houses of Burano actually look more pretty in person than in the pictures. Even the driving... More 

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Reviewed May 19, 2015

We spent a very nice afternoon walking around the nice and colourful island. It's located 20 minutes boat ride from Venice. I strongly recommend to visit this island where the main production are handmade laces.

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