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“For when the Sun is shining”
Review of Isola di Burano

Isola di Burano
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US$23.19*
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4-Hour Venice Lagoon Cruise: Murano Island and...
Ranked #1 of 19 things to do in Burano
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 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. Burano also is famous for its intimate lace, an art its people want to keep alive.
Reviewed 10 April 2018

If you get the Vaporetto from Murano to Burano as we did, you might be put off by the long queues waiting at Faro Vaporetto stop, but once the waterbus arrives it moves quickly and they do get a lot of people on. Burano is a beautiful little island, certainly one for your photo album. The narrow streets do struggle with the sheer volume of tourists though but as long as your happy with rubbing shoulders and backpacks with everybody else, you'll soon find your way into the centre of the town with it's waterways and multi-coloured houses, which if the sun is shining is quite a sight to behold. The Piazza Galuppi is the main square with plenty of cafe bars and restaurants, so you can grab some food, a spritz and watch the world go by. Give your self time to get the bus or ferry back to Venice though, as the queues at the terminal will be long. The Burano ferry to S.Marco is huge though, so everyone gets on and it takes about 1hr 15 mins to get to S. Zaccaria. If you have a beautiful sunny day and you do as we did and get this early evening, you'll be treated to a magnificent sunset over the the city as you make the approach into Venice.

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Reviewed 7 April 2018

We found the brightly painted houses a fantastic sight. Every way we looked there were more colours. We wander all around the island until we finally came to the leaning church tower and the lace museum. Another couple wandering through the museum told us they had seen one of the old lace artisans in a nearby shop so we went exploring the shops looking for her. The prices in that shop were very high (24€ for a hanky with one corner made of lace). In other shops, you could buy a whole tablecloth for that price which indicated they were just cheap imports which I had read about. We stopped off to buy a range of Burano biscuits before catching the water bus on to Murano.

Thank MarjofromBrissie
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Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

Hi,we arrived to there after we’ve been in Venice and Morano in this order, I think that this place is the most beautiful from this tree places.

Thank Gili F
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Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

We took a water bus here from Venice after reading reviews it was fabulous. The colourful houses are lovely but other than that there was nothing spectacular. We stayed only about 30 minutes and after a wander around we got back on the boat and went to Murano which is really lovely and the island we all preferred.

Thank Anna V
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Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

Took the vaporetto from Fondamente Novo, 30 Euro return, took 40 minutes. Beautiful little island with very colourful houses, great piazza to eat and drink, lots of nice little shops. Great day for a day trip but make sure you plan a sunny day. Pictures speak louder than words

Thank Jan K
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