12 Photos That Will Make You Wish You Were in Burano

Burano photo collage

Welcome to Burano, a small fishing island in the Venetian Lagoon, just a short boat ride from Venice. The island is the place to visit if you want to be enchanted by the magic of canals, picturesque multicolored buildings, a leaning bell tower, and hand lace-making in a peaceful setting.

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Tourists only need a few hours to explore Burano. The industry on the island used to be fishing; it is now primarily a tourist spot, with retail stores and restaurants. If you want to eat like a local, the island is well-known for its fish dishes, the most famous of which is the "risotto de gò": a creamy risotto made with goby fish caught from the surrounding lagoon's waters. For whose looking for a broader range of services, Lonely Planet's Venice & the Veneto guide provides an in-depth look at everything Burano offers.

I enjoy visiting unique places. Burano is definitely one of them. So many bright and cheerful rainbow houses on the island, like in a dream, were something I did not expect to see. Through my twelve photographs, you can experience the splendor of Burano, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Burano in 12 Photographs

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Contrasting colors of adjacent houses

Colored houses

Pretty cat
A beautiful local cat

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Tourists on a bridge

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Color Pink

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One of Burano's canals

Leaning campanile
The leaning campanile of St. Martin's church

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A peaceful atmosphere

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Color Yellow

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Color Green

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One of Burano's canals

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Color Blue

How to Get There

The most convenient and cost-effective way to get to Burano is to take a boat from Venice. Another option: for just € 35 per person, you can book a guided tour of the Murano and Burano islands.

By Public Transportation:

Water Bus Vaporetto (line 12): Fondamente Nove → Burano

Where to Stay in Burano

Planning a trip to Burano and not sure where to stay? I recommend Booking.com, a well-designed website that offers everything from small B&Bs to large hotel chains, vacation rentals, and homestays.


Excellent Burano Tour

Book The Secret Corners of Burano tour if you want to get a local's perspective on the island and admire its colorful fishermen's homes, visit landmarks like a leaning church bell tower, and see how famous Burano lace gets created with a live demonstration.

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Have you been to Burano? If so, were you like me impressed by its beautifully colored houses? Comment below if you would like to share your thoughts.

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