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Isola di Burano

Burano, Italy
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As featured in 3 days in Venice
Ranked #1 of 6 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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Essex
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86 reviews 86 reviews
42 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

Make sure you allow time for this in your Venice itinerary. The Vaporetto takes about 45 minutes from Fondamente Nove, but it is well worth it. The island is so pretty, colourful and extraordinary. Try and get away from the hustle and bustle of the main streets to take in some quieter back streets. We also visited Torcello one of... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW via mobile

A real hidden gem. Very sleepy and relaxed and so beautiful to visit. Well worth the trip to wander around and soak up the atmosphere.

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Perth
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361 reviews 361 reviews
278 attraction reviews
214 helpful votes 214 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

I prefered Burano to Murano due to the cheerful, colourful looking houses. You could also walk away from the crowds which was lovely. We had a coffee and a cake sitting by one of the beautiful little canals, gorgeous :)

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Grimsby, United Kingdom
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42 reviews 42 reviews
26 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 via mobile

I have to agree with most other reviewers, this island is very attractive. The vaporetta journey is pleasant and although there were plenty of visitors it still felt relaxing, much more than Venice of course. The sun helps to show off the attractive colours of the houses along the canals. We were no different to the many others who just... More

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London, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

This is the most beautiful Island, with its gorgeous multi coloured houses. It is so peaceful, and so different to main land venice and St. Marks Square! Take the water boat to Tocello and then to Burano and if you have time Murano (I did all three in one day with plenty of time to spare). You can go into... More

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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29 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

An absolute must visit if you are staying in Venice for a couple of days. It is easy to get to by Vaporetto from various stops in Venice, and it is a pleasant journey out to the island. The coloured houses are simply stunning. This is a unique and quaint town that was my favourite part of my stay in... More

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Formby
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36 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

A beautiful unusual island, unique very photogenic. Lovely just to wander and sit on the main street and have a coffee and people watch. We just came using our 72 hour vaporretto pass.

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Richmond, Virginia
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

Taking a short thirty minute vaporetto ride from Venice will put you in Burano. The island is a cacophony of colors, quaint homes and lovely canal side restaurants. Still in April there were too many people for this artist to sit peacefully and paint - thus numerous photos were taken to satisfy the creative urge and memories for future paintings.... More

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Timisoara, Romania
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

small island, much more beautiful then Venice. each building is painted in a different happy color. handmade souvenirs can be bought on the streets. not crowded, full of joy and friendly. strongly recommended!

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Trieste, Italy
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16 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

Burano is located approximately 45 minutes by Vaporetto from Venezia Santa Lucia train station. While touristic, it is not as crowded as Murano and less than ever Venice. The trademarks of this small island are the colorful small houses that characterize its small centre: simply awesome! Bright red, yellow, purple, blue and green constructions that creates an awesome effect. I... More

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