Burano: A small Venetian island off the beaten path

Burano is one of those places that still retains the magic of another era in Venice.

There are so many incredible things to see in Venice: San Marco square and basilica, the Rialto Bridge, the Guggenheim Museum, the Ghetto… The list goes on and

And of course, one of the best things to do in Venice is to simply get lost as you wander the carless streets and canals.

And of course, there are the many islands on the Venetian lagoon, like Murano where the famous glass-blowers practice their art.

But if you’re going to Venice this summer, be sure also to check out the island of Burano (with a B).

It’s famous for the colorfully painted houses. According to legend, the islanders painted them that way to demarcate where one property began and another ended.

It’s also famous for the production of merletti, lace and doilies. They make for a fantastic (and very light) souvenir to bring back from your trip!

Check out the Burano website here.

It’s a great resource for things to visit and to do while visiting.

Trust us: You’ll thank us later!

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Photos via Grey World’s Flickr and Oliver Clarke’s Flickr.

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