Burano. I’m sure you’ve seen it grace your Pinterest feed more than once.
It’s made appearances in numerous articles in articles rating it, “One of the most colorful places in the world.” Well, the rumors are true. The colorful houses of Burano are stunning. The painted homes lining the canals are worthy of any title marveling over the island’s charms. It might be a 40 minute vaporetto ride from Venice, but it’s definitely worth your time. If you’re visiting Venice, make the day trip to Burano. Be sure to also check out Murano, a neighboring island, too.
HOW TO GET THERE
To reach the island, you’ll need to take a vaporetto to the Fondamente Nove stop. Transfer to line 12. You’ll find the boarding area just beyond the Donà Bridge. From there, it’s about a 40 minutes ride.
COLORFUL HOUSES OF BURANO
Burano is historically known for its lace production. Today, few artisans produce handmade lace in a traditional manner as it is incredibly time consuming. Nowadays, visitors pay the most attention to the painted buildings. The houses are painted according to a system dating back to the island’s origins. If someone wishes to change the color of their home, they must make a special request to the government who will decide if it would be permitted. Approximately 2800 people live there, which is a high population for such a small place. You’ll be able to easily walk everywhere within half a day, so you can spend your remaining time in Murano. What’s the best thing to do? Walk all over the place, of course! Just take a stroll, move around at your own pace, and admire the scenes all around you. You’ll feel like it’s right out of a painting. And in fact, it’s quite popular with painters and artists. You’ll be able to find unique artwork, including paintings, photographs, and ceramic houses. Be sure to bring your camera as you’ll be snapping pictures everywhere you look – it’s just that kind of place.
I hope you enjoy our snapshots from Burano.
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