This town in Venice has all the feels of Venice without the crowds. Burano is an island in the Venetian lagoon, filled with bright colored houses and is known for its handwoven laces. Burano makes for a great trip as you can enjoy long walk and boat ride without the rush.
Burano is amongst the top colorful cities of the world. Visitors love to take pictures of the colorful houses that line the island. There are a number of things you can do in Burano.
When in Burano do visit the famous Via Galuppi , which is the main street of the island. The street is lined with shops, pastry shops, restaurants and bars.
The island is known for its handmade woven laces. These laces are made by the women of the island. They also make lace tablecloths and lace material, which usually takes weeks to finish. These laces are delicate and have intricate and beautiful patterns. You should also visit the Museo Der Marletto and learn more about the art of lace making and then go out shopping for same beautiful laces.
Burano has its own leaning tower. The island has a leaning bell tower which is visible from the Burano Square. It is a 15th century bell tower and a great location for photo ops. Take a boat tour around the city to learn about its culture and traditions. The island even has its own opera house, called the Gian Battista Tiepolo.
Eat like the locals in Burano and try the local fresh fish dishes. Do try the ‘risotto de gó’, a rice dish cooked in the broth extracted from the gó fish. If you are not up for the local fish then you can always enjoy a pizza in one of the local pizzeria. Try the ice-creams that are sold there. Some have really good and local flavors.
You can book a home stay if you plan to stay for a day or two If you are on a short visit even then the city and its colorful houses are an excellent place for an awesome Instagram photo op.