Burano è Bellissimo

By Kate Riley February 25, 2022

I’m traveling in Mexico today to the Riviera Maya on my way to Tulum. It’s only my second international trip since 2019 due to the pandemic. I was able to get away to visit Italy in October of last year where we stopped in Verona and stayed mostly in Venice with day trips to Murano and Burano.

The island of Burano island is one of several in the Venice lagoon and part of the municipality of Venice. It’s a fishing village also famous for its lace artisans. The colors of the houses that line the canals make the island unique and bring day trip visitors to its shores by public vaporetto from Venice.

We came for the pretty vistas and a fresh fish lunch and stayed for a few hours. We arrived on the perfect blue sky day and were treated to a visual feast of color as we meandered around this small island. The facades look straight out of a storybook with colors so vivid is as if the town lived inside a coloring book.





That last one is my favorite, I can see it in a frame! I’ll add it to the print shop when I return from my trip.

Has anyone else visited the island of Burano? Were you as charmed as me?



  1. I visited Burano on my honeymoon 28 years ago. Lovely photos of a magical place!

  2. I knew exactly where you were when I saw your photos! Loved Burano. We visited in 2018 when we were on a tour of Northern Italy. It was so charming and I actually had one of my photos enlarged into a canvas to preserve the memory.

  3. Yes, we loved Burano. Visited Italy when our daughter took a semester of college to study art in Florence (great excuse) and wandered virtually every street. Bought lace, ate, and took a ton of photos. There wasn’t a bad shot!

  4. We traveled to Italy in 2010 and spent an afternoon in Burano on a hot June day. We loved visiting the shops and enjoyed a delicious meal. I loved the colorful houses and took so many pictures. We spent 3 weeks touring Italy and will never forget our dream vacation! Thank you for sharing your memories and beautiful photos!

  5. We visited Burano in September of 2015. It is so charming and colorful, elegant actually. I think about it often and I hope to go back someday.

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