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  • Address: Burano, Italy
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  • Admission: Free

Burano is one of the islands in the Venice lagoon. It is famous for its colorful houses and lace-making. You can watch the skilled women working and see why it takes months to make even the smallest piece; each lace-maker specializes in a particular stitch. Not surprising then that a lot of the lace currently for sale in Venice is knocked off in factories far far away; another example of Venice’s traditional crafts becoming too expensive for the modern world.

Burano’s other claim to fame is its color: every house is painted a bright shade of blue, yellow, pink, purple. Put this with the washing flapping in the breeze, the window boxes of red geraniums, and the painted saints in their wall niches and you feel like you're at a permanent festival.

Practical Info

Take Vaporetto (ferry) LN from central Venice (from S. Zaccaria near San Marco, or Fondamente Nove, also stops at Lido), get off at the stop Burano. Do not miss the last ferry back. A guided tour of the three islands, Murano, Burano and Torcello, is definitely worthwhile.

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Murano, Burano and Torcello Half-Day Sightseeing Tour, Venice, Cultural Tours
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Murano, Burano and Torcello Half-Day Sightseeing Tour

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Explore three famous islands of the Venetian Lagoon – Murano, Torcello and Burano – on a half-day sightseeing excursion by motorboat. Accompanied by a local ...  Read more

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Murano Glass and Burano Lace Tour from Venice, Venice, Day Trips
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Private Excursion by Typical Venetian Motorboat to Murano, Burano and Torcello, Venice, Day Cruises
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Grand Canal Boat Private Tour: Murano and Burano, Venice, Multi-day Tours
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Murano, Burano, and Torcello Islands Small-Group Cruise from Venice

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Explore the islands of the Venice Lagoon on a 4-hour cruise around: Murano, world known for glass-making, Burano for the hand-made lace and its colorful ...  Read more

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