"Colorful Houses and Great Seafood" Isola Burano Tip by Lhenne1

Isola Burano, Venice: 72 reviews and 112 photos

  Colorful homes of Burano
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Burano is a fishing village on an island near the big island of Venice. The first thing you may notice as you get close is the varied colored of the homes. Legend says that the fishermen wanted to see their home as soon as they got close to the island, so they painted them all a different color to make it more noticeable.

The island is renowned for its lacework and there are plenty of shops selling lace of all designs and sizes, including clothing.

Enjoy a dinner of seafood risotta, a specialty of Burano. After all, it's an island, seafood is as fresh as it gets.

To get there: head to a water taxi stand and check for the routes to the other islands. the taxi runs less frequently than the one headed to Lido, so double-check before you hop on. But it's a fairly quick trip and you'll get a nice little tour as you pass by Murano and the cemetary island.

Website: http://www.isoladiburano.it

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Jan 28, 2007
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