Known for its laceworks and brightly colored houses, Burano is one of the islands of the Venetian archipelago (Italy). Located in the Venetian Lagoon near Torcello, the island is 7 kilometers from Venice.
Settled by the Romans escaping from the barbarian invasion, the island took its name from “Porta Boreana”, the northern door of the city. Today Burano is divided into five districts joined by bridges and is famous all over the world for its quite atmosphere, the lacework production and the “lume glass working”, a technique born on the nearby island of Murano. Around the little streets of the island it is possible to find glass and lace producers as well as souvenirs shops. In a historical building in Piazza Galuppi, The Lace Museum of Burano contains documents, drawings and precious pieces for a complete overview of the history of the Venetian laces, from the origins to the present day.
Burano is also known for its small, brightly colored houses that reflect on the green water of the canals creating a special fairytale ambiance. The most famous of which “la Casa di Bepi Suà” (the house of Joseph Sweaty) is painted with bright colors and geometric shapes.
Visitors can see the typical Venetian lagoon seafood every morning at the fish market in Campo della Pescheria and try local fish dishes in different restaurants and “trattorie”.
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