Strolling along Piazza Galuppi, the unique square of Burano, where there're a lot of fish restaurants and shops.
Visiting the lace museum, located in a gothic palace, once the seat of the ancient lace school and adjacent to the Palazzo del Podestà, nowadays the Town Hall.
Admiring the workmanship of the Burano lace inside the museum and in some shops on the island.
Visiting the Church of St. Martin Bishop and the adjacent Chapel of Santa Barbara.
Going to see the Remigio Barbaro's statue dedicated to the musician Baldassare Galuppi, located in the middle of the square and the sculpture "Waiting for Peace" by the same artist, near the actv ferry stop.
Browsing around the Istrian stone well in search of prehistoric fossils' traces. From the well, dating back to 500 and located in the center of the square, it goes out fresh drinking water from a small fountain.
Turn your back to the well to see the Istrian gonfalon, which once held the St. Mark's banner.
Go under the leaning tower of Burano to realize how sharp is its slope.
Going to watch the Murano glass "lume" working at New Arte Fuga, which is a shop, but also a small glass factory, located in Via Giudecca 132.
Once you have watch the glass making demonstration you can take advantage of proximity to the Three Bridges (Tre Ponti) to take some romantic photography. This wooden bridge, in fact, connects three canals and three of the most colorful streets of Burano (Giudecca Via, Via San Mauro and Via San Martino Sinistro), full of craft shops, small restaurants and many brightly coloured houses.
For those who love fishing and the ancient crafts, we suggest to visit the old fish market (Pescaria Vecia), located in Via Giudecca, and the ex outdoor fish market in Via San Martino Sinistro, in "Campo della Pescheria".
The Pescarìa Vecia, as is called by the Burano's local people, is perhaps the most loved place by photographers and by romantic couples looking for stunning sunsets over the lagoon of Venice.
Another place you must see in Burano is the Bepi's House, the most colorful home in Burano island and, of course, take some photos of it.
As well as the house of Remigio Barbaro, the famous sculptor of the island, located in Via Terranova, where you can savor a Burano of other times, far from the usual tourist routes.
Naturally you can't leave the island withour tasting and buying the "Bussolà", the typical Burano's round cookie, the "Esse" of Burano and other local handicrafts.
Also eating the risotto de gò is a must, which is the typical Burano's risotto. Even if also all the other dishes based on fish that you can eat in one of the many restaurants of Burano are not so bad :)
Places to visit near Burano
The island of San Francesco del Deserto is definitely a place to visit near Burano. Inhabited only by friars, it is a few minutes by boat from Burano and offers a mystical atmosphere, which brings peace and serenity at the same time.
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.
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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.
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