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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

3.5 star rating: Worth doing 2157 Reviews

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

Location: Venice, Italy
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

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Murano Glass and Burano Lace Tour from Venice

4 star rating: Recommended 101 Reviews

Discover the Venetian islands of Murano and Burano on a half-day trip from Venice! With your expert guide, you'll learn about the age-old handcrafts that ...  Read more

Location: Venice, Italy
Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $49.07

Private Tour: Murano, Burano and Torcello Half-Day Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 7 Reviews

Explore the famous islands of the Venice lagoon - Murano, Burano and Torcello - on a private half-day trip. You'll watch glass-blowers at work on Murano, shop ...  Read more

Location: Venice, Italy
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $166.48

Venice Shore Excursion: Murano Glass and Burano Lace Tour

Discover the Venetian islands of Murano and Burano on a half-day shore excursion trip from Venice! With your expert guide, you'll learn about the age-old ...  Read more

Location: Venice, Italy
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $49.07

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