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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, an enchanting fishing island of brightly-colored homes on the Venice lagoon, learn about its traditions and history, and watch locals ...  Read more

Location: Burano, Italy
Duration: 60 minutes (approx.)

From USD $18.31
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 $21.54
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

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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 $118.46
Murano Glass and Burano Lace Tour from Venice, Venice, Sailing Trips
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Murano Glass and Burano Lace Tour from Venice

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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 $37.69
Grand Canal Boat Private Tour: Murano and Burano, Venice, Day Trips
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Grand Canal Boat Private Tour: Murano and Burano

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Step aboard a private boat and let the beauty of Venice enchant you as you explore one of the world’s most romantic cities and its spectacular sights with a ...  Read more

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

From USD $516.91
Murano Glass Experience plus Visit to a Burano Lace Laboratory, Venice, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Murano Glass Experience plus Visit to a Burano Lace Laboratory

Meet you local guide in Venice city center, then board a private boat and admire the lagoon of Venice. Stop in Murano island to see S. Maria and ...  Read more

Location: Venice, Italy
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $37.69
Venice: Boat Tour to Murano and Burano with Fish Lunch, Venice, Day Cruises
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Venice: Boat Tour to Murano and Burano with Fish Lunch

If you want to discover the wonderful Venice lagoon main islands and enjoy a delicious seafood lunch in a typical osteria this is clearly the tour for you. ...  Read more

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

From USD $62.46
Half-Day Semi-Private Murano and Burano Boat Tour, Venice, Day Trips
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Half-Day Semi-Private Murano and Burano Boat Tour

Enjoy a semi private boat tour to Burano and Murano limited to only 8 people to ensure personal assistance from your tour guide. On board of a luxurious ...  Read more

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

From USD $161.54
Private Excursion by Motorboat to the Island of Murano Burano and Torcello, Venice, Half-day Tours
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Private Excursion by Motorboat to the Island of Murano Burano and Torcello

A private visit of the island of Venetian Lagoon: Murano, Burano and Torcello. Spend the day out of the crowds and learn the traditional art crafts of these ...  Read more

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

From USD $96.92
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

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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 $127.88

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