Burano Attractions – Picturesque Colorful Fisherman Houses

Italy Burano

Related Article: 10 Must Visit Venice Attractions

Burano is located 45 mins ferry ride away from Venice. The place is well known for its brightly coloured fishermen’s houses and its casual eateries serving seafood from the lagoon.

In the 1500s, Burano rose to prominence when its lacemaking traditions were born. For centuries, women made the intricate handmade lace, which was in high demand across Europe.

The colours of the houses follow a specific system, originating from the golden age of its development.

If someone wishes to paint their home, a request must be sent to the government and the government will notify the certain colours permitted for that lot.

Getting In

It is highly recommended to do a day trip to Burano from Venice. Visitors can cover the place in half a day.

You can take the Vaporetto Line 12 (waterbus) from San Zaccaria stop which is near to St Mark’s Basilica to Murano & Burano.


Return ticket per pax is about €15 for or €20 for a 1-day pass which you can use the pass to visit other islands.

Book Online:

  1. Boat Trip: Glimpse of Murano, Torcello & Burano Islands

  2. Venetian Lagoon Tour: Murano, Burano, and Torcello Day Trip

  3. Guided Tour of Burano Island 

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