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The fishing activity

Fishermen have lived in Burano since the very moment of its foundation. The marshland was no good for farming so fishing soon became the main activity for the early population. The former fishing techniques involved nets and harpoons and the "chebe", sort of cages that were kept under the water for a long period, to naturally trap small fishes and crabs.

Fish was usually used as currency which they could trade for wood, wheat, and wine, and for centuries remained the main source of income for the island.

Traditional practices still take place today, but the number of the fishermen decreased a lot during the centuries. Nowadays in the island we count around 450 fishermen, that are assembled in a cooperative.

The fresh and delicious seafood fished by the Buranelli in the lagoon is sold at Rialto Market on daily basis, and can be found every day on the tables of the many families and restaurants located in the island.

Local fish species

Anguèa, barbòn, bisatto, bisigoa, bòsega, bransìn, ceppa, corbeto, gò, otregan, marsiòn, mormora, orada, passarìn, sardea, sardòn, sfoggio, volpina.


Canocia, gambaro, grànsio, grànsio poro.

Cannestreo, capa longa, capa santa, caparossolo, capa tonda, còncolo ostrega, pèocio, pissotto.

Burano Tours and Venice Tours

Boat tours to Burano Murano Torcello Venezia

Boat Excursion to Murano, Burano and Torcello

Duration: about 4 hours

Period: available all year!

This fascinating boat trip in Venice islands offers you a Murano, Burano and Torcello half-day sightseeing tour without taking too much time away from visiting Venice: this Venice lagoon trip has, in fact, a total duration of four hours and includes short stops on all three islands. A pleasant and economical way to make a trip to Burano, Murano and Torcello, departing from the central San Marco Square. For your Burano tour's reservation, please click on the button below.

Boat Trip to Murano and Burano

Duration: about 4/41/2 hours

Period: from 1st April to 31st October

This boat trip in the lagoon will allow you to concentrate the 4 hours at your disposal to visit Murano and Burano, the two most famous islands of Venice. The stops on the islands will be about an hour in Murano, where you can admire the glass working in a glass factory and an hour and a half in Burano, where you can visit a typical lace shop. The guided tours to these places will still optional and you can choose how to manage your visit to the islands. Also this tour departs from Piazza San Marco.

Discover Burano's Secret Corners

Duration: 45 minutes

A tour to visit Burano with a tourist guide who will accompany you to the most beautiful spots. Thanks to this guided tour in Burano, you can admire both the famous corners of the island and its hidden corners that only local people know.

The tour takes place entirely on the island of Burano, so you need to reach the scene with the line 12 ACTV water bus.

Gondola Tours in Venice

Duration: variuos

In our section about the gondola tours in Venice, you can book the gondola ride you like directly online, starting from 31,00 €. If you are looking for a romantic evening in Venice and unforgettable, we recommend you the Venice Redentore in private gondola, the Historical Regatta in private gondola, or the gondola serenade.

Week end in Venice

Plan your weekend in Venice: take a ride in our section dedicated to museums, events, tours, attractions and hotels in Venice and lagoon islands.
Compose online your holiday package in Venice, adding to cart individual services and booking them all at once!

All these services are offered by a venetian tour operator.

Local Handicrafts

Murano glass shop

New Arte Fuga - Lume Glass Factory

Via Giudecca, 132 - 30142 Burano (Venice Italy)

The New Arte Fuga shop in Burano, which is also a small glass factory, offers exclusively original Murano glass objects of its own manufacture.

Inside this shop it's possible to enjoy for free the "glass lume processing", typical of the area around Murano.

Download the coupon for "New Arte Fuga" by clicking on the button below: showing it in the shop you will be entitled to a discount or a freebie.

Burano Accommodation

Laguna Blu Bed and Breakfast in Burano

Burano Bed and Breakfast

Calle Daffan, 379 - 30142 Burano

Book your room in Burano, in the heart of the Venice Lagoon. Stay directly in the quiet Piazza Baldassare Galuppi of Burano.

Murano hotels

Looking for a hotel in Murano to stay in the lagoon of Venice and around Burano? Please take a look at the page "Murano hotels". You will find about 7 hotels in Murano! Here are some:

Hotel Conterie

Hotel Conterie 3 Stars Murano

Calle Conterie 21, Murano

Hotel Conterie is set in the heart of Murano, right by the Murano Museo water bus stop, just a short ride from Venice. The Marco Polo Airport is just ...

Al Soffiador

Al Soffiador 2 Stars Murano

Viale Bressagio 11, Murano

Al Soffiador is located ion the island of Murano in the Venitian Lagiuna. Each room here will provide you with a TV and air conditioning. Featuring a ...

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