5 Reasons to visit Burano

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"The purest and most thoughtful minds are those which love colour the most." - John Ruskin

 

1. It's one of the most colourful places in the world

This was a huge draw card for me. I love colour, and this place is oozing with it. From pastels to the most vibrant of hues, there is a building that will suit everyone. Juxtaposed side-by-side, the houses were painted by locals so they would be easily seen by the fisherman as they returned from sea. Also the perfect place for a little #whenpeoplematchplaces goodness on instagram!

2. Quieter than Venice

If you've ever been to Venice in the summer, you will know that San Marco Square is teeming with tourists aplenty. While there are a wealth of quiet and hidden streets and squares around Venice, they can be harder to find, and often are more residential areas. While in the peak of summer, Burano's main square can fill quickly, it is still far more peaceful than the throngs of tourists you need to wade through on the main island.

3. Home of lace

Burano is the island of lace. From intricate doilies and table runners, to feminine attire and cute outfits for the kids, this place does lace better than most. While some of it may set you back a pretty penny, the quality is high and smaller items are usually more affordable.

4. Instant happiness

It's true that colour can alter moods, and if you aren't already beaming from ear-to-ear because you're on holiday, then this place will guarantee it.

5. It's easily done on a day trip with Murano

One of three islands in the northern lagoon, Burano is the colourful sister of Murano, whose legacy lies in its glasswork. Take the number 12 ferry from Fondamente Nove, which will take you to all three islands, first calling at Murano, Burano and finally Torcello before circling back for the return leg. While Murano isn't laden with nearly the same tones as Burano, a marvel at the wonders made from glass and watching a glass blower in action are definitely a must. 

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