Burano Travel Blog Sandinourhands

Burano is an explosion of colours that everybody visit for its lace and brightly coloured houses. A place full of charm and perfect for walks and nice pictures.

Located in the north of Venice, Burano is a very good way to get a change of air and leave for a few hours the islander city. Many travellers are content if they stay in Venice while treasures are only a few minutes away by Vaporetto… This is the case for Burano but also for Murano which I will discuss in another article.

Why colourful houses?

As tradition explains fishermen’s wives painted their houses so that their husbands could find their way back in bad weather. But these colours weren’t chosen randomly.

Nowadays, homeowners wishing to paint their home must first ask permission from the government and then choose among the authorized colours. It helps saving the uniqueness of the island who is considered today as one of the most colourful places in the world.

These houses painted in yellow, green, orange, purple, pink & blue offer a magical setting that attracts many tourists. The perfectly maintained facades, the clothes drying outside, the striped blinds and the cats in the streets give it all its charm.

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  • Go there early to admire the lanes with the first rays of sun. You will avoid being overwhelmed by travellers and tourists. This will also give you the opportunity to have a seat during the Vaporetto ride.
  • Add the visit of this island with the one of Murano and you will save money and time. The island of Burano is 50 minutes from Venice by Vaporetto and Murano is about ten minutes away.
  • Visit the island of Burano before Murano because many travellers and tourists do the opposite. This will allow you to enjoy a little peace.

How to get to Burano from Venice?

As mentioned in my Venice article, the Vaporetto is the easiest and cheapest way to leave the island.

Several lines ensure the transition from one island to another. I recommend you to take the Line 12 to Fondamente Nuovo which serves Murano and then Burano in about 50 minutes.

A boat leaves every half hour and the journey costs € 7.50 one way so € 15 for a return trip. A 24h pass costs 20 €, so I recommend you to take this one if you want to enjoy it afterwards for a walk in Vaporetto in Venice.

Half a day is enough to visit this small colourful island, by counting the return trip by boat.

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I hope this article was helpful when planning your visit to Venise & Burano. If you want to see more photos and stories about my visit in Burano, I invite you to join me on Instagram.

I will also publish very soon an article on its neighbouring island: Murano!




  1. Amber
    13 October 2018 / 18 h 28 min

    Burano look so pretty ! Thanks for this wonderful article 🙂

    • Sandinourhands
      13 October 2018 / 20 h 11 min

      Yes Amber This place is really charming ! 😃

  2. Brittany
    13 October 2018 / 18 h 56 min

    Thank you Fany 😍 Now I know where I want to spend the next Valentine’s Day! 💍

    • Sandinourhands
      13 October 2018 / 20 h 12 min

      Haha you made my day Girl 😃 Hope you’ll enjoy !

  3. Marine
    13 October 2018 / 19 h 29 min

    OMG I need to visit this place soon as possible 🤩

    • Sandinourhands
      13 October 2018 / 20 h 13 min

      And you need to visit Murano too ! I’ll post this article next saturday 😃

  4. Lauren
    14 October 2018 / 13 h 01 min

    What a nice discovery! 😍 This blog is really nice & interesting 🙌🏻

    • Sandinourhands
      15 October 2018 / 17 h 21 min

      Hey Lauren, thank you so much for your kindness 😍

  5. Tiziana
    14 October 2018 / 19 h 30 min

    My grandparents come from Burano! I love all these colours 💚

    • Sandinourhands
      15 October 2018 / 17 h 22 min

      Hello Tiziana, I’m so happy to read that 😍

  6. Paulina
    14 October 2018 / 21 h 36 min

    I’m going there in few days. ✈️ This is really useful, thank you so much 😇

    • Sandinourhands
      15 October 2018 / 17 h 22 min

      Hi Paulina! Thank you so much 😍 I’m sure you’ll love this place 😃

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