Burano: An Arty Islet in the Venetian Lagoon

Burton houses

The Venetian lagoon.

A micro archipelago as a small island.

An islet made of five minor islets with fourth canals connected by several bridges.


An islet of lined colorful fishermen houses, rainbow-like tiny lanes and alleys,

with outside drying laundry on the Mediterranean sun as lively theatrical decoration

and dramatically leaning bell-tower of the San Martino Church.

An islet of vivid simplicity as contrast to nearby monumental aristocratic Venice,

with energetic atmosphere of the small tight-knit Italian community and coherently expressive Italian

culture “in situ“.

Burano, the joyful secret of the Populi Veneti and the bursting paradise of artistic happiness.

Where is it: Burano , 7 km north from Venice, is the best reached by a 40-minute secnic drive by “vaporetto”number 12, departing every half hour from Fondament Nove in Venice.

What to visit: The Lace Museum, because of famous lace making tradition on Burano

Colourful houses on Burano
Lined colorful houses of Burano, Italy
Outside drying laundry as house decoration
colourful houses
Brightly painted houses next to the channel make an unique arty atmosphere 
Small, simple and romantic bridge crossing the channel and connecting alleys
San Martino church
Leaning bell-tower of the San Martino Church
Burano, Venice
Can you feel the small tight-knit Italian community atmosphere?
A random scene seen in a alley on the islet
Venetian lagoon
Sea of the Venetian lagoon


1 comment

  1. I had no idea Burano existed when I visited Venice – I almost skipped it by mistake. And it was so amazing! Venice was the most overcrowded city I’ve ever seen – it seemed there were no locals there, as if it was purposely made just for tourists. Such a shame that it’s been damaged by extensive tourism. But Burano was different – more authentic and so unique – the colorful houses were incredible! Great post and photos!
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