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.
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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.
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.
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.
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