Burano is a small island in the Venice Lagoon, making it an easy day trip from the romantic Venice. If you are interested in glass-making, you can even combine both Murano (where there are glass factories) and Burano in a day trip. Since I had about 3 days in Venice, I decided to make a quick trip to both Murano and Burano. I was more impressed by the cheerful and tranquil Burano and wished I had had more time there.
To me, the best way to explore Burano is by strolling along the lagoon. It is great fun taking pictures of the colorful houses during the walk. If you love seafood, make sure to have lunch in Burano and enjoy typical dishes such as Linguine al nero di seppia. While the nearby island Murano is famous for its handcrafted glass, Burano is known for its lace making traditions. After lunch, you may want to visit the Lace Museum called Museo del Merletto near the Town Hall of Burano.
"Since the time of Venetian Republic, Burano had only 8000 poor inhabitants (now 3000) predominantly fishermans and farmers. Thanks to the craft of lace workers, the island grew economically, exporting its fantastic laces all over the world." - The island of Burano official website
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