Colorful Houses of Burano, Italy

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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.

The Colorful Houses of Burano, Venice, Italy

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The Colorful Houses of Burano, Venice, Italy

The Colorful Houses of Burano, Venice, Italy

The Colorful Houses of Burano, Venice, Italy

The Colorful Houses of Burano, Venice, Italy

The Colorful Houses of Burano, Venice, Italy

The Colorful Houses of Burano, Venice, Italy

The Colorful Houses of Burano, Venice, Italy

The Colorful Houses of Burano, Venice, Italy

The Colorful Houses of Burano, Venice, Italy

The Colorful Houses of Burano, Venice, Italy

The Colorful Houses of Burano, Venice, Italy

The Colorful Houses of Burano, Venice, Italy

The Colorful Houses of Burano, Venice, Italy

The Colorful Houses of Burano, Venice, Italy

The Colorful Houses of Burano, Venice, Italy

The Colorful Houses of Burano, Venice, Italy

The Colorful Houses of Burano, Venice, Italy

The Colorful Houses of Burano, Venice, Italy

The Colorful Houses of Burano, Venice, Italy

The Colorful Houses of Burano, Venice, Italy

The Colorful Houses of Burano, Venice, Italy

The Colorful Houses of Burano, Venice, Italy

The Colorful Houses of Burano, Venice, Italy

The Colorful Houses of Burano, Venice, Italy

 

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The Colorful Houses of Burano, Venice, Italy

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20 Responses

  1. Chris Boothman
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    Love the vibrant colors guys!! I could sit here and just look at this post over and over again and never get tired of seeing how colorful this is. So I could only imagine what it is like in person! Reminds me of a street I saw in Quebec City which was equally as vibrant. I can’t imagine that locals are ever in a bad mood here when there is so much color to brighten their days!
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  2. Will @ Bottled Air
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    Great photos guy! I love pastel coloured houses. They remind me of Europe and North Wales…ha
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  3. Shere
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    we loved Burano!! it was our first holiday together 🙂
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  4. Fairlie
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    Burano is so photogenic! In addition to the coloured house walls, I loved the striped curtains which hung at many of the doorways. It was warm when we were there, and the doors behind the curtains were wide open. I remember there being a lot of cute cats which entertained my daughters too!
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  5. Franca
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    I cannot believe that I still haven’t been to Burano especially considering I’ve been to Venice more than once, my bad! I absolutely love the colorfulness of these houses, it puts me in a good mood! 🙂
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  6. I LOVE THIS GUYS!!! Can you believe in the many times I visited Venice I never thought of going to Burano as well. It kind of reminds me of the houses in Notting Hill (London).
    PS the picture with the two of you is beautiful, you should make a canvas of it 🙂

  7. Andrea
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    I love Burano! I was last there close to 15 years ago though. It was so pretty and unique.
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  8. Camille
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    SO beautiful! I adore Venice but I’ve only ever taken the day trip to Murano, not to Burano. You’ve just given me the perfect excuse to go again… 🙂
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  10. RobRob
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    That looks so quaint and inviting! A really good friend of ours was in Burano last winter and raved about it. She was all about the lace and crafts – no pictures of the houses. Now that we’ve seen your awesome photos, it’s obvious that we need to add this city to our To Do list! Thanks for sharing.
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  11. Ruth - Tanama Tales
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    What a beautiful place! I am always attracted to colorful places. Any tips for avoiding the crowds? I see a lot of people on some of your pictures but then, it looks like you had some spots to yourself.
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  12. Wow, this town is REALLY colorful! Kind of cheerful, actually. I wonder what happens if someone wants to change the color of his house. Do they have to have a new color approved by the neighbors?
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  13. Todd @ Visit50
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    fun photos! I just caught the #weekendwanderlust chat late – I contributed but missed the beginning. I’d love to join next time!
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  14. Natasha Amar
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    Great photos! I imagine it must be lovely to walk around in such a quaint and colorful neighborhood.
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  15. This post has come in perfect time for me, as I’m going next week for the very first time!! Your pics are beautiful and I’m really looking forward to seeing it in person!
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  16. Agata
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    I totally agree with you! Burano is a must! I loved every second I spent there. I’m so happy that you made it even though you sent in Italy only a few weeks. Well done guys!
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  17. Great photos of Burano! It looks like a lovely town. Thanks for sharing some tips on how to get there!

  18. samiya selim
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    I am headed to Italy next Saturday and have 2 days in Venice! Been soaking up your venice posts and definitely want to do this one 🙂
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  19. […] that you set one day aside to travel to the outlying islands. We took a day trip to Murano and Burano, dividing our time between both places. While Burano is known for its lace and its brightly colored […]

  20. Kevin Wagar
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    What a gorgeous town! Looks like a photography wonderland!

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