Burano is an island in the Venetian Lagoon, northern Italy, near Murano and Torcello, at the northern end of the lagoon, known for its lace work and brightly coloured homes.
Burano is located 7 kilometers (4 miles) from Venice, about 40 minutes by vaporetto (Venetian water bus). Its current population is around 3000 inhabitants.
The island is home to the composer Baldassare Galuppi who gives his name to the island’s main thoroughfare and the only town square.
It is an island full of colors and beauty. At any time of the year, it gives its visitors a spectacle of color and joy.
I recommend visiting in half a day, dedicating the other half of the day to the nearby island of Murano (the island of glass in Venice). They can arrive by vaporetto, or with a tour from Venice.
There are many small and cozy restaurants, where you can taste the typical dishes of the Venetian lagoon.
In this walking tour I take you to see Burano, with its colorful houses, its typical businesses, its only Church (with its inclined bell tower) and the best place to enjoy the sunset in Burano.
The sunsets in the Venice lagoon are among the best in Italy: red, melancholic and romantic!.