Photo Friday: The Island of Burano near Venice

Picture of Burano, Italy

I finally made it to Burano on our last family trip to Venice. This colorful fishing village is an island in the Venetian archipelago. There’s not much to do there other than stroll, shop, and eat a fresh seafood lunch, but it’s unique and fun to pair with a trip to a glassblowing factory in Murano. Burano also is famous for traditional lacemaking and there’s a lacemaking museum, Museo del Merletto, to visit as well. Although, that was a tough sell for my boys so we didn’t go.

Picture of Home in Burano, Italy

When I say colorful village, I mean colorful … as this picture of Burano shows, the palette is seriously bright. The more colors clash, the more they are combined. It’s something to see!

ACTV, the Venetian public transport company, has regular boats from Venice Fondamente Nuove and the Murano Faro stop. The trip from Venice directly takes about 45 minutes.

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  1. Love all of those vibrant colors. Wish we could have made it to Burano on our last trip to Venice…next time 🙂 We did make it to the cemetary island (can’t remember the name right now) but it was actually an interesting little stop for all of us. Plenty of spaces for the kids to roam and explore while we tracked down some famous names and their burial spots.

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