Burano Travel Summary

Burano is a picture-perfect island in the northern Venetian Lagoon, famous for its brightly coloured fisherman’s cottages and handmade lace.   It is said that fishermen from Burano painted their houses to recognise their house easily and to find their way back home when they went fishing in the lagoon in winter.

The Burano Travel Summary is segmented into 2 key travel themes to immerse you into everything Burano:

  1. An introduction and brief history to this wonderful town;
  2. What to See

Hope you enjoy it!  Carpe Diem!


1. An introduction and brief history to this wonderful town:

The town has managed to retain its authenticity. It is still inhabited, for the most part, by farmers and fishermen, who bring a fresh catch to the shores daily.  The Burano speciality is the ‘risotto de gò’ – risotto made with the goby fish particular to the Venetian Lagoon)


Burano’s best attraction is the village itself in which the houses are all painted in bright primaries and pastels and is a great way to have a relaxing day if you are staying in Venice.   Make sure you bring your camera.


The best way to reach Burano is to catch the vaporetto line 12 from Fondamente Nuove in Venice.   The journey lasts about 45 minutes and the round trip ticket costs 15 euros.


2. What to See:

St Martin’s Church:

AllThingsTravel Top Pick:

  • One of the symbols of the island is the leaning tower of St. Martin’s Church, built in the sixteenth century.
  • The church is best known for its tilting 17th-century campanile, one of the great landmarks of the northern lagoon, standing 53m high and leaning by 1.8m


Museo del Merletto:

AllThingsTravel Top Pick:

  • A top tourist attraction on the Venetian island of Burano in the lagoon of Venice is the Lace Museum
  • Lace has been handcrafted on the island for several centuries. Lace is richly decorated scarves or blankets made of fabric and yarn
  • Boasting more than two-hundred rare, pieces, the exhibition chronicles the evolution of the art of lace-making in Venice from the 16th to 20th centuries


Explore the colourful streets:

AllThingsTravel Top Pick:

  • Explore Burano’s wonderfully colourful houses. The painting of the houses is an old tradition
  • Fishermen from Burano painted their houses for to recognise their house easily and to find their way back home when they went fishing in the lagoon in winter


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Sample the best risotto in Italy:

AllThingsTravel Top Pick:

  • The island is said to have the best risotto all of Italy
  • The freshly caught fish and seafood from Burano also taste excellent in many island restaurants
  • Grab a table on one of the canal side restaurants and enjoy your food al fresco


3. Photo Gallery

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