Why You Can’t Miss the Colorful Island of Burano, Italy

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One of the most colorful corners in the world is located just 45 minutes outside of Venice, Italy. Burano is a magical island that cannot be missed and is great for a day trip. Picture the Venetian canals, but with fewer crowds, and facades bursting in every color you can imagine. There truly is no island like it. So get ready for a TON of photos!

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How to Get to Burano

You don’t need to join a tour to visit Burano! You can just jump on the line 12 water bus from Venice and explore the island yourself. A roundtrip ticket will cost you 15 euros per person.

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However, if you time it right you’re better off buying a one-day pass and using it to tour the Grand Canal in Venice, visit the island of Murano, or get to the train station the next day for your departure. The day passes are valid for a full 24 hours from when you first hop on.

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How Much Time is Needed?

Burano is tiny and easily walkable. It’s a lot smaller than Venice. We spent 3-4 hours there and had plenty of time to take it all in. But if I had the chance I would’ve stayed overnight. Either way, I managed to take over a hundred photos, have lunch, and enjoy gelato twice!

The pizza we chose was disappointing, but I’ve read that they have some of the best seafood. Burano is a true fisherman’s island, so definitely try their seafood!

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Check out the cool beaded door in this house!

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One thing you cannot miss is the gelato from Gelati e Prodotti Tipici (Dai Fradei). It’s a grocery store/gelato shop and you wouldn’t imagine the gelato is anything special, but we LOVED it! It’s one of our favorite shops in all of Italy.

We visited in May, and though the water bus was crowded, the crowds quickly spread out upon arrival. You’ll have plenty of opportunities to take pictures without people in the way.

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Pretty Instagram-worthy, don’t you think?

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I can’t think of a better day trip than chasing facades in Burano. Have I convinced you yet?

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  • Reply inbetweenpics February 24, 2018 at 10:08 am

    It’s so colorful!

  • Reply inbetweenpics February 24, 2018 at 10:10 am

    Posted too soon haha love the colorful houses! I haven’t been yet but maybe next time I’m in Italy! I need to visit Venice too 🙈

    • Reply This Darling World February 24, 2018 at 2:19 pm

      You need to make it out gf, it’s some kind of magic there!

  • Reply kylieuk February 24, 2018 at 10:14 am

    It looks like such a fun place to visit! I’d little be taking a picture of every building haha! I love all of your photos!

    • Reply This Darling World February 24, 2018 at 2:19 pm

      Thank you 🙂 That’s basically what I did! Haha!! It was so hard to narrow it down for this post.

  • Reply Caroline February 24, 2018 at 10:36 am

    I am absolutely DYING to go to Burano! I’ve seen photos all over Instagram and have always been drawn to all those bright colors! This post is making me want to go ASAP 🙂 It sounds like such a fun place to visit!

    • Reply This Darling World February 24, 2018 at 2:20 pm

      The colors are inspiring, I hope you make it out soon it’s definitely worth a second trip 🙂

  • Reply Ketki February 24, 2018 at 11:09 am

    I love Burano for all the Instagram opportunity it provides. Lol! No but seriously it is so cute. I would love to settle down here for a few month may be.

    • Reply This Darling World February 24, 2018 at 2:21 pm

      Hahahaa I love it for the same reasons!! The gelato sure helps as well. I’d love to retire there!

  • Reply Chirasree Banerjee February 24, 2018 at 11:16 am

    Love love love these gorgeous photos! I have to visit this place! You gave me a mega dose of wanderlust!

    • Reply This Darling World February 24, 2018 at 2:21 pm

      Thanks so much Chirasree!! I’m happy to hear 🙂 I’m positive you’ll love it!

  • Reply Marissa | Marissa's Teachable Moments February 24, 2018 at 11:20 am

    So colorful!! I’m still bummed I didn’t make it to Burano. Your photos look amazing!

    • Reply This Darling World February 24, 2018 at 2:22 pm

      Thank you!! I didn’t make it the first two times I visited Venice either, third time’s a charm haha. Just another reason to go back 😉

  • Reply Sophie February 24, 2018 at 11:50 am

    So cute! Your pictures are absolutely gorgeous and showcase this colorful city beautifully! It’s definitely inspired me to visit 🙂

  • Reply thatanxioustraveller February 24, 2018 at 12:00 pm

    I went to Venice a couple of years ago, but sadly I did miss Burano – no probs; gives me an excuse to go back again! I shall keep your guide handy! 🙂

  • Reply Michelle Joy (@harborsnhavens) February 24, 2018 at 2:07 pm

    I’m so bummed that we didn’t get to do this last time! We definitely need to go back someday!

    • Reply This Darling World February 24, 2018 at 2:24 pm

      Yes!! I missed it the first two times as well, had to go back just to visit Burano! So worth it.

  • Reply Kasia Dietz February 24, 2018 at 2:59 pm

    Looks beautiful! Going to Venice next week and will visit Burano.

  • Reply GallopAroundTheGlobe (@KiaraGallop) February 24, 2018 at 3:35 pm

    I visited Burano (along with Murano – the home of glass) on my most recent trip to Venice. They’re all so different, but equally lovely. I took soooo many photos there! 🙂

    • Reply This Darling World March 1, 2018 at 3:27 pm

      I didn’t get a chance to visit Murano, but I’m sure it’s beautiful! I know I was(n’t) surprised at the hundreds of photos I had in Burano alone.

  • Reply Viola February 24, 2018 at 5:34 pm

    Omg these photos are delightful! I want to go there now. Canal, pretty house, flowers, and gelatos! All my favorite things it’s perfect! Thanks so much for bringing some color into my day 😀

  • Reply Christie Sultemeier February 24, 2018 at 5:46 pm

    Huge fan of your work! Such beautiful photos. I loved Burano. I might move there after reading this post.

  • Reply Kristine February 24, 2018 at 10:34 pm

    Did you visit in off-peak season? It looks really uncrowded, perfect! I would love to wonder down Burano Island myself, agreeing with you that it’s super Instagram-worthy. Was just thinking you can create so many posts on IG with the photos here, lol!

    • Reply This Darling World February 28, 2018 at 5:41 pm

      I’d say shoulder season, it was mid May when I was there. As I mentioned in the post, the boats were packed but once you got to the island everyone scattered leaving plenty of photo opportunities!

  • Reply Anna February 24, 2018 at 10:47 pm

    I didn’t know such a beautiful place existed. Thanks for the tip! It’s picturesque really!

  • Reply Elaine J. Masters February 25, 2018 at 8:48 pm

    Truly, madly, deeply darling. Love the fabric falling in front of the doors and your pictures! So sweet and now I know to book a stay in Burano when I return to Venice. Thank you.

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