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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.

Shellfish

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 Excursions to Murano, Burano and Torcello

Duration: starting from 4 hours

Period: available all year!

Enjoy a little taste of the timeless atmosphere that you breathe in these places through a convenient and economic boat trip to the islands of the Venice Lagoon.

Departing from Venice, can be complicated for a tourist reaching Murano, Burano and Torcello by public transport, so we thought about comfortable tours of the islands which depart from the Santa Lucia train station in Venice, from Piazza San Marco and, in summer, also from Punta Sabbioni, the end of the Cavallino-Treporti coastline.

In our catalog there are various boat tours options: starting from the classic excursion to Burano, Murano and Torcello, up to the excursion to Murano and Burano with a fish-based lunch in a typical restaurant in Burano.

A novelty are also the tour of Burano, Murano and Venice starting from Punta Sabbioni and the daily excursion to Venice and its islands starting from Jesolo Lido.

In short, if you want to visit Murano and Burano, as well as Torcello and Venice, without sacrificing comfort, seating, explanation on board .... book online the boat trip that's right for you.

Choose the visit to the islands that you prefer, by pressing the button below to have access to our online catalog.


Venice Travel Cards

If you are a "DIY tourist", who prefer to move freely without the comfort of our tours, you can get to Burano with the public vaporetto (Line 12). You can skip the line at the ticket offices buying the water bus tickets online.


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 operators.

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.

holiday lettings homes and apartments in burano

Holiday lettings, homes and apartments in Burano

Would you like to stay in a typical colorful house of Burano, once inhabited by fishermen and lace-makers?

Exhibitions in Burano

Photo Exhibition in Mazzorbo, Burano

Mestieri della Venezia Nativa

Photo exhibition by Maurizio Rossi

Period: from 9th November 2018 to 6th January 2019

Where: Tenuta Venissa, Mazzorbo island

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