burano things to do

Burano, things to do

What are the top Burano island's attractions? What are the most picturesque places to visit?

We suggest you a list of the main things to do in Burano: follow our tips about Burano and you'll have no regrets!

Moreover, at the bottom of the page, you can find an useful tourist map of Burano island, which is a sort of Burano island's sightseeing and a list of tours and excursions to join.

Strolling along Piazza Galuppi, the unique square of Burano, where there're a lot of fish restaurants and shops.

Burano strolling along Piazza Galuppi Restaurants in the square of Burano
From left: Strolling along Piazza Galuppi and its shops, Restaurants in the square of Burano.

If you're planning to travel to Burano, read our guide on how to visit the island of Burano, too. Otherwise, keep reading.

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.

Ancient Burano lace school Burano's lace museum
From left: Ancient Lace School of Burano, Lace Museum in Burano.

Admiring the workmanship of the Burano lace inside the museum and in some shops on the island.

Burano lace making Laces in the shops of Burano
From left: Making of the Burano Lace, Laces in the Burano's shops.

Visiting the Church of St. Martin Bishop and the adjacent Chapel of Santa Barbara.

St. Martin Bishop Church in Burano St. Martin church and St. Barbara oratory in Burano
From left: St. Martin Bishop's Church in Burano, St. Martin's church and St. Barbara's oratory in Burano.

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.

Baldassare Galuppi's statute in Burano Attesa di Pace by Remigio Barbaro
From left, two statues by Remigio Barbaro: the one dedicated to the musician Baldassare Galuppi and the other entitled "Attesa di Pace".

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.

Istrian stone well in Burano
From left: Istrian stone well in the square of Burano.

Turn your back to the well to see the Istrian gonfalon, which once held the St. Mark's banner.

Gonfalon of Burano
Gonfalon of Burano in the square.

Go under the leaning tower of Burano to realize how sharp is its slope.

Leaning tower of Burano Burano leaning tower
The leaning tower of Burano.

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.

Burano glass working
Murano glass making demonstration in Burano.

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.

Three Bridges in Burano love viewing
The Three Bridges in Burano, a love viewing, where to take your selfies.

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".

Ex outdoor fishmarket of Burano
Ex outdoor fish market of Burano.

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.

Red sunset over the lagoon seen from Burano Burano old fishmarket
Red sunsets over the Venice lagoon seen from the old fish market of Burano.

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.

Bepi colorful house in Burano
House of Bepi in Burano.

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.

Remigio Barbaro's house in Burano
Remigio Barbaro's house in Burano.

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.

Find out how to reach San Francesco island, following our tips: click on the link San Francesco del Deserto.

Monastery San Francesco island cloister on San Francesco island
Some photos of San Francesco del Deserto: the monastery and the cloister.

The Venissa Estate and its walled vineyard, where dorona grapes are grown, a native variety of the Venice Lagoon.

The estate is located in Mazzorbo, just down from the "long bridge" that connects this island to that of Burano.

Venissa estate in Mazzorbo island vineyard of grapes dorona in Mazzorbo
From left: View from above of the Venissa Estate. vineyard of dorona grapes in Mazzorbo.

Burano map of things to do

We have created this map of the places to visit in Burano to help you understanding what to see in Burano.

The sights of Burano, which you see on the map, are the following:

  • Galupppi Square
  • Lace Museum and Ancient Lace School
  • St. Martin's Church
  • St. Barbara's Oratory
  • Baldassarre Galuppi's Statue
  • Three Bridges, Love Viewing
  • Sunsets on the Venice Lagoon
  • New Arte Fuga, small glass factory
  • Ex Outdoor Fishmarket
  • Pescarìa Vecia (Old Fishmarket)
  • Remigio Barbaro's House
  • Bepi's House
  • Where to Eat the Best Burano's Style Risotto
  • The Venissa Estate - the best local wines

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.

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.

Venice Hotels

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?