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Hi, I’m Tess.

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The Colors of Burano.

The Colors of Burano.

Burano, Italy has become widely popular over the last few years and you’ve probably seen the rows of colorful houses all over your Pinterest page. Last January, I took a vacation to Venice and Rome and I made sure to carve out half a day to visit the nearby island of Burano.

Burano

Burano

The island of Burano is only a short 25 minute ferry ride from Murano so whether you’re staying in Venice or Murano, Bruano can easily be added to your itinerary. It’s a very tiny island but it packs a punch! The weather was overcast on the day I went but even so, the colored houses made me smile and I felt like I was in a completely different world. Since Burano is so small, there isn’t a ton of things to do there so all you need is a half of a day to explore the small, twisting walkways and take in all of the colors. There is one main pedestrian road that has cute shops, bakeries, & of course, gelato. There are tons of souvenir shops but I recommend picking up some locally made lace and a hand painted Venetian mask!

Burano, Italy

Things to see and where to eat:

  • Bepi’s House - one of the most colorful and well known houses on the island (pictured below, top right)

  • Explore the shops on Via Baldassarre Galuppi - this street has everything from gelato to souvenirs such as handmade lace, Venetian masks, mini hand painted colorful houses, and more!

  • Al Gatto Nero - have lunch at this spot which is down a side street off the main road and across a footbridge. I had the Risotto Burano style and it was amazing! Cooked to perfection with fresh fish from the lagoons nearby.

  • New Arte Fuga - glass factory/store with beautiful glass jewelry and other decor items. You can even watch a master at work here while you shop!

Le joyau caché - Martinique

Le joyau caché - Martinique

Love Venezia.

Love Venezia.