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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Visit the Lace Museum
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.
Try Burano's biscuits called "Essi": yellow "s" shaped cookies. You can buy them in any food shop along calle Galuppi, the main street.
There are no hotels in Burano.
Vaporetti leave about every 30 minutes in each direction.
At busy times, the departure pier can become very crowded after 3pm and you might have to queue for the next boat or even the one after that.