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!
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.
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.
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!
Check out the cool beaded door in this house!
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.
Pretty Instagram-worthy, don’t you think?
I can’t think of a better day trip than chasing facades in Burano. Have I convinced you yet?
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