The island of Burano is considered the home of the Venetian lace and it’s very famous due to its colored buildings.
The boat to reach it from Venice takes only 40 minutes and it always don’t seem to be so long because the view is quite interesting.
If you have heard about Burano, the one thing you will have taken away is the vibrancy of its buildings.
Fuchsia, Yellow, Green, Blue houses are located along the canal and cobbled streets.
In fact, the reason for that are not only aesthetic: the fishermen used to color in this way the buildings in order to recognize their home while coming back from a long day on the water.
The fog makes recognizing the houses more difficult and that’s why they have studied all this.
Moreover, the colors follow a system that is specific to each group of houses. If some citizens would like to change the color, he must ask the permission to the government.
After fishing, lacemaking is Burano’s biggest money maker. In fact, it’s a 1500s tradition. The Old School where the art was learnt is now a museum and it’s worth a visit.
Things to see or do in Burano
On the top of the list, you can make a stroll around Piazza Galuppi. In fact, in this unique square in Burano it’s full of fish restaurants and shops.
Secondly, seeing the leaning tower from the bottom. It’s quite like Pisa.
The perfect spot for taking romatic photographs is Three Bridges. This wooden bridge connects three canals and three beautiful streets of Burano. All of them are worth a stroll.
I suggest to take shots during the blue hour, so at sunset, or early in the morning where there are no tourists.
In fact, during the day finding a way to take a beautiful capture isn’t easy considering all the people visiting the island.
Another thing you can see is the Old Fish Market, also called Pescaria Vecia as well as Campo della Pescheria.
The first one is perfect for couple to take a rest and enjoy a glass of wine and the landscape at the same time.
Last tip: Burano is picturesque all year long so there is no a best period to stroll around. You have to see how it changes during the seasons.
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