Ever wonder what it’s like to live in a colorful little village in Italy ? The brightly-painted houses are inspirational. The authentic Italian cuisine and wine are undeniably delicious. Located in the northern Venetian lagoon or about 11 KM northeastern from Murano and Venice, Burano is the place to be if you love color, fine lace and photography.
Discover the colorful island of lace
The history of Burano started long time ago when the fishermen decided to paint their houses with bright colors so they can easily find the way home after fishing. As time goes by, fishing is no longer the primary economic activity, taken over by tourism and the lace-making industry which gained popularity since the 16th century. Nevertheless, you can still identify traces of the old fishing town through the traditional wooden boats you’ll find on the canal upon your arrival on the island. Nowadays, tourists can see the local women making lace inside the shops or houses. Their wide collection of lace clothes, handkerchiefs, tablecloths, etc. are admired for its quality so no wonder some of them cost really expensive.
Photo opportunities abound on the small island
Whether you are a professional photographer, leisure enthusiasts, a big foodie, Instagram user or just looking for inspirations, Burano always has something for everyone. Photography is the main reason people come here. The small island is rich in color, full of peace, tranquility and joy that it’s easy to capture the happiness and create stories through photography.
But obviously there are other few things to do. As you wander around the island, immerse yourself in the laid back atmosphere. You’ll find many lace shops, cafes and restaurants. Al Gatto Nero is famous for their fish dishes like risotto Burano style with squid and fresh seafood. Continue with a cup of espresso and gelato. For cookie monsters, we know you’d love butter cookies and pastry from Carmelina Palmisano. The cookies may remind you of your grandma’s baking. Not too sweet, just perfect for a tea party. Also do visit the lace museum if you’re interested with the history of lace-making.
A day trip to Burano
In Venice, everything happens so fast. It’s always busy. But the good news is, it takes only 45 minutes to escape to Burano. Start your journey in the morning to avoid tourists. Take the Venetian motorboats or vaporetti no.12 from Venice Fondamente Nove stop (8 USD/one way). It is advisable to purchase one day travel card for 20 USD if you plan to visit the other neighboring islands like Murano (famous for glass making) and Torcello (the main attraction is Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta founded in between 11th and 12th century).
Escape Venice to Colorful Island of Lace, Burano
Come escape for a while from the hustle-bustle of Venice in Italy and fall in love with one of the most colorful cities in the world… Burano. The old fishing village in the Venetian Lagoon promises a fulfilling trip through the bright colored houses, warm culture and great coffee.
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