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Burano is a small island north of Venice in Italy.

Get in

See also: Venice#Getin
Map of Venice/Burano

Burano, Venice

By vaporetto


From Venice, get on LN line vaporetti from Fondamente Nove - north side of the town, near the hospital. From Jesolo - and from all the beaches on the Adriatic north coast - get on the LN Line Vaporetti from Tre Porti or from Punta Sabbioni. When you get off, turn left into the park, then right into the village.

  • 1 Burano vaporetto stop.

Burano can be reached from Mazzorbo by the 2 Ponte Longo, a footbridge.

Get around


The only way to get around Burano is by foot.

The colorful houses of Burano

There are many colorful houses to see in Burano. Every color of the rainbow is represented. The village is quiet and peaceful. It is relaxing departure from the busier islands of Venice and Murano. Enjoy lunch or a drink and buy some lace from a local artist.

  • 1 Lace Museum (Museo del Merletto), Piazza Galuppi 187 (vaporetto circolare nord), +39 041 730034. Apr-Oct: Tu-Su 10:00-18:00; Nov-Mar: Tu-Su 10:00-17:00; ticket office closes 30 min earlier; closed M, Dec 25, Jan 1, May 1 closed. There is a small lace museum called Museo del Merletto. Opinions on it vary from "not much to see" to "I didn't think I was interested in lace, but I spent 90 minutes in there". A MUVE museum. Adults €5, reduced €3.50.

Almost every shop on this little island sells lace products. However, beware that there are many cheap foreign products, and the real stuff is quite expensive.

Try Burano's biscuits called "Essi": yellow "s" shaped cookies. You can buy them in any food shop along calle Galuppi, the main street.





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Vaporettos leave about every 30 minutes in each direction. A worthy visit is to the nearby village of Torcello, only 5 minutes away by boat.

Burano is connected to Mazzorbo by a bridge.

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