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Isola di Burano

Burano, Italy
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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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Melbourne, Australia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

I went here in April and it was beautiful! The island is so colourful and is a lot more nicer than its sister Murano! We ate at a restaurant and it was a little pricey but the food was sensational!

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Bridgewater, New Jersey
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114 helpful votes 114 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

Burano is famous for 2 things, lace and its colorful houses. We are not disappointed. The houses are as colorful as you can imagine. Just walk around, take plenty of photos and enjoy. One will take vaporetto #12 to visit the island.

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Geneva, Switzerland
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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

One the most colourful yet simplest islands I ever visited. A peaceful walk around the island is a must for any Venice trip.

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Maplewood, New Jersey
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96 reviews 96 reviews
36 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

We took the number 12 water bus from Murano - Faro stop to Burano. The city was really beautiful with colorful houses and canals all over. We walked around for a bit enjoying the scenery and the atmosphere. I recommend Burano to anyone who has already seen Venice for a few days and want to get away from the crowd.

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Aberystwyth, United Kingdom
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68 reviews 68 reviews
18 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

This island is so beautiful, with all the coloured houses. The sun was out and it was stunning, lovely atmosphere, everyone very friendly. Beware some of the lace shops, they are very very pushy and quite pricy, but if you moved away the prices very quickly dropped. Just catch the vappretto and do it yourself as you cant get lost... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

I was skeptical at first, but my wife told me before we visited Venice that she wanted to, "visit the island with the colorful houses." I went along with it, and am glad I did! It's such a wonderful, colorful spectacle. You can get some great pics up and down the main canals in town that are remarkably picturesque. If... More

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Madison, Wisconsin
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6 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW via mobile

If you visit Venice, I'm certain that you will quickly become overwhelmed by the crowds, especially around St. Marks. Do yourself a favor and jump on a vaporetto and travel our to Burano. It is about a 50 minute boat ride and worth every minute. It is a small island with the most colorful houses that you can imagine. Try... More

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London
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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

You can take the boat trip to Burano from San Marco in Venice everyday. This small island is famous for its bright colourful houses and traditional lacemaking. You can see the church's tilting bell tower from far away before you get down to the island. There is a big square surrounded by lace & linen stalls, souvenir shops and beautiful,... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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186 reviews 186 reviews
73 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

We were lucky enough to spend several hours here while we were in Venice recently. We loved walking around this very picturesque island with its multicoloured buildings. It is noted for its lacemaking and we were privileged to see a short demonstration. There is so much to see here that you could easily spend an entire day. Do yourself a... More

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Boca Raton, Florida
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186 helpful votes 186 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Wanted to take a water-borne side trip and took the vaporetto to Burano, going past Murano on the way. A compact, historic little island with lovely pastel coloured houses beside the canals and squares. A very photogenic spot which is why we saw several bride and groom couples with their official wedding photographers. A good side-trip

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