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Burano is a small island north of Venice in Italy.

Understand[edit]

Burano - Fondamenta Terranova

Burano is actually an archipelago, just like Venice, it has four small islands connected by bridges and crossed by three canals and it's located on the northern end of Venetian Lagoon, near the island of Torcello. Burano is famous for its colored houses and for the lace production.

History[edit]

According to tradition the settlement was founded between the 5th and 6th century by the people of the roman town of Altino, on the mainland and close to today's Quarto d'Altino, who were escaping from Attila and the Huns and the Lombards.

Get in[edit]

Burano, Venice

From Venice, get on LN line vaporetti from Fondamente Nuove - north side of the town, near the hospital. From Jesolo - and from all the beaches on the adriatic north coast - get on the LN line vaporetti from Tre Porti or from Punta Sabbioni. When you get off, turn left into the park, then right into the village.

Get around[edit]

The only way to get around Burano is by foot. It's very small and it takes just a few minutes to cross the whole village.

See[edit][add listing]

Blue and orange houses

There are many colorful houses to see in Burano. Every color of the rainbow is represented. The village is quiet and peaceful. Enjoy lunch or a drink and buy some lace from a local artist. A relaxing departure from the busier islands of Venice and Murano. There is a lace museum called Museo del Merletto. Most attractions such as the Lace Museum are located on the village's central square Piazza Galuppi.

  • Chiesa di San Martino Vescovo (Church of St Martin), Piazza Galuppi. Inside the church you can see a Crucifixion by Giambattista Tiepolo. Take a look also at the 53m leaning bell tower.  edit

Do[edit][add listing]

Visit the Lace Museum

  • Museo del Merletto (Lace Museum), Piazza Baldassarre Galuppi, 187, +39 041 730034 (, fax: +39 041 735471), [1]. from November 1st to March 31st 10 am – 5 pm (ticket office 10 am – 4:30 pm) from April 1st to October 31st 10 am – 6 pm (ticket office 10 am – 5:30 pm) Closed on Mondays, December 25th, January 1st, May 1st. Adults: 5,00€; reduced 3,50€.  edit

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Almost every shop on this little island sells lace products. However, beware that there are many cheap foreign products, and the real stuff is quite expensive.

Eat[edit][add listing]

Try Burano's biscuits called "Essi": yellow "s" shaped cookies. You can buy them in any food shop along calle Galuppi, the main street.

Mid-range[edit]

  • Trattoria da Primo e Paolo, Piazza Galuppi 285, +39 041 735550, [2].  edit
  • Trattoria al Gatto Nero, via Giudecca 88, +39 041 730120, [3]. Established in 1946  edit
  • Trattoria da Romano, via Galuppi 221, +39 041 730030, [4]. Owned and run by the Barbaro family from the late 19th century. Great cuisine and art.  edit
  • Ristorante da Forner, Fondamenta Terranova 130, +39 041 730002, [5].  edit

Splurge[edit]

  • Ristorante-Enoteca Riva Rosa, via San Mauro 296, +39 041 730850, [6].  edit

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Sleep[edit][add listing]

There are no hotels in Burano.

Get out[edit]

Vaporetto's leave about every 30 minutes in each direction. A worthy visit is to the nearby village of Torcello, only 5 minutes away by boat.WikiPedia:Burano

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