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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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The Secret Corners of Burano, Venice, null
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The Secret Corners of Burano

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Visit Burano Island with a fascinating tour, the only fully dedicated to this wonderful island of the Venice lagoon, included in the list of UNESCO World ...  Read more

Location: Burano, Italy
Duration: 45 minutes (approx.)

From USD $13.70
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

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

From USD $22.84
Murano Glass and Burano Lace Tour from Venice, Venice, Day Trips
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Murano Glass and Burano Lace Tour from Venice

4.5 star rating: Recommended 4513 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: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $39.97
Private Excursion by Typical Venetian Motorboat to Murano, Burano and Torcello, Venice, Day Trips
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Private Excursion by Typical Venetian Motorboat to Murano, Burano and Torcello

4.5 star rating: Recommended 54 Reviews

Departing from the heart of Venice you will visit the most beautiful islands of the lagoon: Murano, Burano and Torcello. A private boat tour with friendly ...  Read more

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

From USD $125.61
Grand Canal Boat Private Tour: Murano and Burano, Venice, Sailing Trips
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Grand Canal Boat Private Tour: Murano and Burano

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On a private water taxi, you'll enjoy a private boat ride through the Grand Canal to the famous Murano Island glass factory where you'll see how they blow the ...  Read more

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

From USD $548.14
Private Tour: Murano, Burano and Torcello Half-Day Tour, Venice, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Private Tour: Murano, Burano and Torcello Half-Day Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 168 Reviews

Discover the delights of the Venetian Lagoon on this private 4-hour tour of Murano, Burano and Torcello islands in Venice. Watch skilled glassblowers at work ...  Read more

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

From USD $135.61

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