As soon as we got off the vaporetto, Burano greeted us with sublime balconies filled with flowers and a magnificent burst of color that instantly boosted our energy.
The day we visited the island, the sun shone brightly and the colorful squared-shaped houses intensely sparkled.
A Delightful Walk Around The Canals
Burano is an absolute visual treat, a miniature Venice painted with a palette of vibrant colors that makes you feel as if you were in a tropical island. However, the cheerful hues of coral, mauve, peach, green, orange, yellow, blue and red aren´t chosen randomly by their owners.
If someone wishes to paint their house, he or she has to send a request to the local council who will assign the suitable color for the home. As if it were the result of an extraordinary explosion of color, multicolored dwellings like the one in the picture can also be found .
A romantic version says, fishermen and sailors could find their way back home on foggy nights thanks to the distintive color of their houses. Despite the fact that it was August, we had Burano all to ourselves and had the opportunity to take countless sun-washed scenes from every corner. I have to confess, this tiny island stole our hearts from the very beginning.
Captivating Little Details
Pay close attention to the infinite details you will encounter at every turn.
Hanging laundry blowing in the cool, gentle breeze, flowers cascading bountifully from window boxes, stripped curtains, elegant swans peacefully swimming in the tranquil canals…Burano is unquestionably the most unique and special island in the Venetian lagoon.
Moorish style windows…
Graceful swans with candy-colored houses as a backdrop…
Evething looks romantic in Burano…Look at that heart-shapep window knob!
The Art Of Lace Making
Burano has been famous for its exquisite lace making since the 16th century.
As we wandered around the isola, we came across numerous shops selling elaborate lacy and embroidery.
You can buy anything you wish. From beautiful tablecloths, handkerchiefs and napkins, to pillowcases, sheets and fans.
If you want to buy artisan lace, expect it to be pricey. Don´t be confused with the one imported from Asia or made by machines which is usually much cheaper. .
If you are interested in the art of lace making, don´t forget to pay a visit to Il Museo del Merletto di Burano where you will learn the story of this ancient tradition as well as the different techniques used on lace.
La Perla Gallery run by the Bon family, is the perfect place to see the original Burano lace which is only made by hand with needle and thread.
Chidesa di San Martino
Burano constantly surprises you…
The 18th-century leaning tower raising behind the houses is a landmark not to be missed. Located on the south side of the Piazza Baldassare Galuppi, the magnificent San Martino church houses a magnificent painting by Gianbattista Tiepolo. Sideways, the Oratorio di Santa Barbara chapel is also worth a visit.
What To Eat in Burano
Wouldn´t it be nice to have a meal in that beautiful terrace?
With a fishing tradition over the centuries, Burano offers a wide array of restaurants where you can savor fresh seafood as it finest. Opened in 1965, Al Gatto Nero is a very popular restaurant for its seafood menu. The typical sweet of this petite yet charming island, is the doughnut shaped biscuit Bussolà Buranello.