All the houses of Burano are colored, but the house of Bepi Suà (also called "Bepi of Candies") is the most colored house of the island:
decorated with geometric forms of any type such as circles, squares, triangles, dyed of yellow, orange, red, blue and all colors of the rainbow.
Bepi, aka Giuseppe Toselli, besides being a lover of painting was also a movie buff.
Passion born during his working at the Cinema Favin, where he was employed as a janitor and maintenance.
When the cinema was closed, he began to sell sweets in Burano's Galuppi Square: hence the name of Bepi of Candies.
Until the early eighties, during the warm summer evenings, he was used to organize the outdoor cinema in his campiello: after having hung a white sheet on the wall of his house, he has been throwing cartoons and funny movies for the delectation of the Burano's children.
The Bepi's house now appears in many postcards and is well known worldwide. It is without a doubt the most famous home of Burano .
Bepi is gone now, but all the "Burano's former children" who was usual to pass in front of his dwelling with friends, remember him as that strange man who every afternoon was always painting a new geometric shape on the wall of his house which was colorful, strange, dark inside and full of old objects such as television and film recorders.
Every day his house has been having a drawing in more until the year in which he died. Since then the house has been restored and its external facade has remained unchanged.
Still today the house of Bepi is most colorful home in Burano.
Where is the house of Bepi?
The Bepi's house is just around the square of Burano, and is reachable by a very narrow little street, which leads to a small square.
To make your journey easier, we publish below the map of Burano so you can reach the house of Bepi with ease.
Living in a colorful Burano home?
Would you like to stay in Burano in a typical colorful home, once inhabited by lacemakers and fishermen?
Below you will find some of our proposals. Click on the buttons to see the interiors and ask for their prices.
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.
A tour to discover the Burano's lace-making and the Murano's glass blowing traditions on a leisurely 5-hour tour starting from Venice. Head into the Venetian lagoon to watch glass and lace-making demonstrations, with options to buy items at a discount.
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.
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.
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!
Would you like to stay in a typical colorful house of Burano, once inhabited by fishermen and lace-makers?
Exhibitions in 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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