Burano Travel Guide

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Burano Things to Do

  • Colourful Houses

    I wonder if there is rule about painting houses, made by community authorities, or each owner has right to paint picking the colour he likes? If houses in a row, one after another, then we can notice that in some cases left hand didnt know what right hand is doing. Certain houses and their colours matching as "punch in the eye".

  • Leaning Bell Tower of St. Martin Bishop

    After this walk we came to Via Baldascare Galuppi that opened onto the square with the same name. It was time for a late lunch. We had a really great lunch at Trattoria "Da Primo" at Piazza Caluppi, the main square. It offered us traditional dishes based on a time-honoured cooking tradition that makes ample use of the local fish produce, the...

  • Laces

    ustling Burano is another famous island in the lagoon. It's the island of fishers, of lace and of brightly painted houses. However secluded, distant and off the beaten path as it may appear today, Burano has always been closely connected to Venice, whose glorious past it has shared in good and bad times. We first visited the island of Murano and...


Burano Restaurants

  • Trattoria Da Primo

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    We had a really great lunch at Trattoria "Da Primo" at Piazza Caluppi, located at the main square of Burano. It offered us traditional dishes based on a time-honoured cooking tradition that makes ample use of the local fish produce, the typical ingredients of the humble fishermen and farmers of the island, the harvest of the lagoon. The food was...

  • Ai Tre Ponti

    Disembarking from the motosciaffo in Mazzorbo, we walked across the bridge to Burano, giving the crowd (who had boarded at Fondamente Nuova, then mainly Murano) the chance to land on Burano and disperse. On the main street, there were many restaurants, where the majority of the people from the vaporetto appeared to have landed at. We carried...

  • Al Vecio Pipa

    Immediately greeted by the friendly host while we were here for a late lunch at "The Old Pipe". Tables line both sides of the restaurant, which is one long room, followed by the bar area before coming to a small patio area and ending with another room, which I assumed was for the dinner crowd or functions. The menu offered several "packaged" meals,...


Burano Nightlife

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    Waiting Vaporetto: Strolling

    by lina112 Updated Aug 26, 2008

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    Night was falling when we where waiting for the vaporetto to back to lido, when we decided it strolling around the harbour and it worth it, all was beauty, the only problem was the mosquitos they were there in the hunting of a good bite.

    Estaba anocheciendo cuando estabamos esperando el vaporetto de regreso a Lido así que decidimos dar un paseo por los alrededores y la verdad es que merece la pena, todo era precioso salvo los mosquitos que andaban por los alrededores.

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Burano Transportation

  • Vaporetto from train station

    From the train station you have to take the vaporetto (sort of bus boat) number 41 or 42 or 52 to Fondamenta Nuove stop. When there turn right and cross the bridge to get the vaporetto Number LN that will take you to Burano.Consider about one hour fot the trip.Venice water bus are expensive, it will cost you 6.5 euros each trip, so 13 to go back...

  • Getting to Burano

    There are regular boats going to Burano from Venecia and Lido Venecia. Be prepare for spending 30-40 minutes on the way there. If you had bought the long term tickets you can use them for this trip too. ACTV boats go to Burano too. They are bigger neither boats what go only to and around Venecia.

  • Easy to get here with vaporetto line LN

    To get to Burano, the best option is to take LN line (LN stands for laguna nord, olive-green colour), leaving from Fondamenta Nuove. But careful, it is not the stop the lines 41/42 and 51/52 use, but the one across the bridge to the west (see GE screenshot).I lived close to Fondamenta Nuove, so it was my vaporetto stop anyhow. If you live somewhere...


Burano Shopping

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  • Lace from Burano

    Local ladies seems to be very skillfull in all kind of embroideries, not in making lace only. They offer table-cloths, sheets, pillow-cases and other products all with inserts or borders made by embroidery. Such a products cost less then lace products and probably having much practicale use.Those who insist on having lace as a souvenir must pay...

  • Hand-made Burano lace

    Around the town, you'll find many small shops selling hand made lace items. The delicate lace is made in the traditional way by some very dedicated women. Be sure to check when making your purchase, as some lesser quality factory made lace has found its way into some of the more touristy shops. Your price will depend on the size and quality of...

  • The Island of Lace

    If you care about lace, I guess Burano is the place to go for shopping. And if you know someone who loves lace, there are large tablecloths, dresses, as well as small items available, such as bookmarks.


Burano Local Customs

  • Voltage, frequency and plug ins.

    Maybe it sounds a bit weird, but as an experience traveler I know that you every now and then need this kind of information in advance: electricity in Italy is 230 Volts, alternating at 50 cycles per second. If you travel to Italy with a device that does not accept 230 Volts at 50 Hertz, you will need a voltage converter.There are three main types...

  • Colour heaven 3 – doors and windows

    What I really really liked with all of these houses were the door blinds. This was also a bit like travelling into my past, when I was in Italy as a kid with my parents. I remember mostly these lovely curtains in front of the houses, which were breezing in the wind and also had a very similar pattern – these stripes.As mentioned earlier, mostly the...

  • Some northern Germans live here ?

    This is what can happen after visits, when looking at the photos and select them. It was only when I was back home that I realized that this house here has a special door, a door, which is very typical for northern Germany. We call it Klöntür, means something like chat door, and it is horizontally separated into two parts. Both parts can be opened...


Burano Warnings and Dangers

  • Fake Burano Lace

    Do NOT buy lace that shop assistants or owners in Burano claim is made by local women. This is a lie. The only locally made pieces they might sell are handkerchiefs with a tiny corner of lace at approximately €200. The others are excessively expensive handkerchiefs and doilies made in other countries and that can be bought elsewhere at one-third or...

  • Weather at Burano

    Burano is a small island and there is not much shelter when you are walking around, so you need to prepare some gear for very hot weather (during summer months) and rain. During my visit there in June 2007, the weather was cloudy but the next day at Venice was very very hot.

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Burano Tourist Traps

  • Visit the museum first before you buy...

    It was said already by a lot of VTers for Burano, and I am enqueuing in the line of warnings about the lace that is sold in Burano. I was told that one table cloth of normal size will need 3 years to be made by 10 embroiderers. Now translate this into the cost for such a cloth. You won’t get it for 10 Euro and even not for 100 Euro....

  • Like the Lace?

    Burano is full of Lace shops but be warned the real hand-crafted lacework is expensive whereas the cheaper items will be of poorer quality and made by machine. Its all relative to the amount of time and effort put in though.

  • Make Sure the Lace is made in Burano

    Because so few women continue to make this lace, Burano has imported similar lace from other countries -- probably China. You must talk to the clerks and impress upon them that you want the REAL thing. It is costly, but if you compare the pieces you will see there is a difference in the quality between the imported and what is made locally. If...


Burano What to Pack

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    Travel light!

    by Jerelis Written Apr 27, 2012

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    Luggage and bags: * Map and guidebook;
    * Crackers;
    * 2 Liter of water;
    * Fruit / power bars.

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: * Hiking boots;
    * 1 extra t-shirt;
    * Shorts with many pockets;
    * Sunglasses;
    * Fleece type jacket;
    * Hat / cap;
    * Raincoat.

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: * Lip balm;
    * (Neck) sunblock;
    * Band-aids.

    Photo Equipment: * Camera and lots of films!
    * Filter;
    * Extra batteries;
    * Lens 210 mm.

    Miscellaneous: * Binocular;
    * Compass.

    Here we go ...
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Burano Off The Beaten Path

  • The wooden bridge

    Actually, Burano consists of two small islands connected together with this beautiful wooden bridge. The other part of Burano, called Mazzarbo isn't that spectacular and colorful, but worth of visiting. If not for other, you can make beautiful panoramic pictures of the main island.

  • Another small islet called Mazzarbo

    In fact, there is almost a whole archipelago where Burano is situated. I discovered another small island or islet, soon after the one where Santa Catarina is located. It has the same type of houses as Burano itself only not coloured in such a vivid colours, but still lokking nice.

  • Former church ? Convent ? Anybody knows...

    I came across this building while wandering around in Burano in the very east of the island. First, I thought, it must be a decaying building, but then I saw that the garden is kept in good shape, well, in the typical wild-beautiful shape, some gardens are in Venice and Torcello. It has some religious sounding words engraved on the enclosure walls,...


Burano Sports & Outdoors

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    Gondola Regatta Practice

    by grandmaR Written May 18, 2009

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    As we were leaving Burano we saw some young people practicing the "voga alla veneta" (a rowing style but standing). The guide told us that they were praticing for the Burano regatta, a competition for 2-oar gondolas, that runs every year on the third Sunday of September.

    This is the old style of rowing which was used to carry fish to the City or the mainland.

    The most famous rower was Sergio Tagliapietra nicknamed "Ciaci" (Burano 1935). He won 14 editions of "Regata Storica" (rowing "gondolino"), 21 Burano regattas and 18 Murano regattas (1-oar gondolas). "Ciaci" is a real Venetian hero - he won more than 200 red flags (the prize for the winner; the second gets the white flag, the third the green flag, the fourth the blue flag). Sergio Tagliapietra played in the Olympic Games in Melbourne and Tokyo and finally won 13 editions of "Palio delle Repubbliche Marinare" (a competition run by Venice, Amalfi, Pisa and Genoa).

    Equipment: In Burano is active the Associazione Remiera Vogaepara that offers rowing courses. in the traditional way of rowing standing with two crossed oars.

    Practicing for the regatta Leaving Burano From the boat to the mountains Shallow water in the lagoon
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Burano Favorites

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  • Burano is small island in lagoon

    There are number of small islands and islets in the lagoon of Venice but not all of them are favourale for builting the settlements. Aqua alta (high water) is permanent danger in whole of lagoon and it is why alot of chanels excisting in town of Venice and its neighbouring islands where settlements have been built. The network of chanels serve to...

  • Useful phone numbers

    The most common European emergency number 112 (following Directive 2002/22/EC: Universal Service Directive) and also standard on GSM mobile phones. 112 is used in Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania,...

  • Baldassarre Galuppi

    In the center of the main square (which is called Galuppi Square. Galuppi was one of the most famous Buranollo. Baldassarre Galuppi (born in Burano 1706 - died in Venice 1785), nicknamed "the Buranello" was a composer and a theatrical author. He composed more than 100 operas (specializing in the "opera buffa"), sacred and instrumental music.In the...


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