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Isola di Burano

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Address: Burano, Italy
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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Lovely unique fishing island

Easy to get to via the waterbus, lovely colourful island as all the houses are painted differently. Lots of little alley ways to explore. You can't miss the leaning tower of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 28, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

Easy to get to via the waterbus, lovely colourful island as all the houses are painted differently. Lots of little alley ways to explore. You can't miss the leaning tower of Burano ! Very touristy though, wouldn't like to be there in the summer ! Lots of lace making.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

Took a boat/ferry from the vaporetti station near Piazza san Marco.... took about an hour to reach the island with 4-5 stops en route. This is a very small island with a 400m walk from the quay into the centre/square with shops, met an lovely retired American couple sat outside a cafe, he sang in a male voice a choir... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

How I would love to live in a pink or purple house with a large window box full of bright flowers! In Burano, you can! Jump off the water taxi and this place is a visual feast for the eyes. Anyone who loves color and photography needs to come here. We slowly wandered this little island for a few hours... More 

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Sao Paulo, SP
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

The island is wonderful, different from everything I've ever seen, if you go to Venice you must visit this island.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

It is a perfect getaway from busy Venice, with a boat. If you have a sunny day you don't want to miss it - the island is just magical. Take some time to admire the colors only with your eyes before you pop out your camera as it's impossible to keep it shut.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We, five of us, took the 2pm vaporetto (waterbus) to Burano, which was really full, standing room only which for 25 mins and a minimum fee, was acceptable. Buying the Venetia Unica for a couple of days in general was a great idea for getting around on public transport. Once on the island there were small pleasant well maintained shops... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

The first time that I came to Burano was 50 years ago (yes, I know, that makes me pretty ancient!) and even 30 years ago remember little old ladies sitting in their house windows making lace. Well, the little old ladies must have died, their houses are now shops selling lace (made somewhere in Italy, presumably?!) and I didn't see... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015 via mobile

Take a water taxi (less than 20min) across to Burano island and arrange a guided trip through the traditional craft factories. The information is fascinating, especially considering how long some of the families have been in their businesses. Well worth the day trip out of Venice.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

Waterbus takes about an hour to reach Burano, and it's certainly worth the trip. Burano is a small mainly residential island with a centre full of shops and places to eat. It's fully embraced its place as a tourist attraction and although at times you might feel a bit voyeristic wandering round staring at peoples homes, they really dont seem... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

Wounderful, colorful place to walk by/around. Some shops & cafes around, you can buy ice-cream (which we did - highly recommended).

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