Burano, Italy

Colorful BuranoBurano is one of the islands in the Venetian Lagoon.  Enjoy the scenic, and often refreshing 45 minute boat ride to the color palette village.  In the crushing heat of the summer, I know nothing better (other than gelato) that cools like a vaparetto ride.

Burano is a fishing village with brightly colored buildings to help the fisherman see the island in the fog.  Besides the mosaic of color, you can also meet the lace makers.  There are the touristy shops, but mixed in you can find the families that have been making lace for generations.

If the crowds of Venice are bringing you down, a side trip to one of the islands might be a necessary escape.  These smaller islands still have tourists, but not gobs of them clogging every canal.  If you really want to see Burano at its best, I recommend the early evening.  As the light becomes less harsh, the colors come to life under the shadows.  You can also expect to see less people the later you stay.  Just make sure you don’t miss the last vapareto back!

14 thoughts on “Burano, Italy

  1. Beautiful pictures. I love Venice. Have only been once and fell in love with everything Venetion. You’ve caught the essense of venetion life. Parts of Venice that probably not too many visitors see.

  2. I’ve been wondering what to do while we’re in Venice next month besides getting lost and eating tons of gelato. This side trip looks like a brilliant idea 🙂

  3. Ah…I visited Burano when on my honeymoon ~ these beautiful pictures brought back the memories ~ Namaste 🙂

  4. Wow! It looks like a child has gone mad with a watercolour set. A shame I didn’t have time to get out there on a day visit to Venice, but this gives me all the more reason to return.
    Jude xx

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