Burano Travelguide

I remember the moment when I first saw a picture of colorful Burano, Venice… I immediately fell in love and couldn’t wait to be there to see everything through my own eyes! As I had trouble finding a travel guide, I really feel a huuuge need in telling you everything you need to know when planning your colorful getaway. 😉

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You are planning to visit Venice? Make sure to plan at least half a day for exploring the colorful island of Burano. Even though Burano is part of the lagoon of Venice, it feels like visiting a total different place (or even different planet ;)). While Venice is packed with tourists, has narrow aisles and consists mainly of earthy tones, Burano feels like a childhood dream… The canals and alleys are far more spacious, every house has a different, vibrant color and I loved the laid back vibe of an old fisherman’s place. Being the Burano fan I am, I am keen to share with you some facts which will help you plan your Burano tripl! <3

1. Burano is just a 40minutes ferry ride away from Venice.

How to get to Burano? We were staying in the touristy heart of Venice, San Paul, and there were two options on how to take the ferry to Burano. There is the option to take a ferry close to Piazza San Marco but the ferry has quite a long journey  of approximately 1,5h. Therefore, we decided to have a 20 minutes walk to Fondament Nove and directly take Vaporetto No. 12, leaving every 30 minutes. A single ride per person is about 7Euro and you also have the option to buy a 24-hours pass for 20€ which allows you to travel to even more places such as Murano (even though I think Burano is way more fun ;)). On the scenic 40-min ride, you’ll have to keep your eyes opes as you’ll pass the cemetery island of San Michele, Murano, Torcello and even more small islands of the lagoon. Even though we visited Burano in the touristy season, the ferry was not too full and we had an easy ride to my favorite colorful island. 

2. Plan Burano as a half day trip (mornings & evenings are the best) – There are no accommodations and restaurants close early!

When we arrived on Burano, I was starving. As we wanted to catch an early ferry we had no breakfast. Well, we ended up having pizza for breakfast, because choices are very limited on Burano. Most food places serve food from 12 to 4 o’clock and in case you get really hungry before of after these hours, you should go to the small harbor because they have at least one shop with more flexible opening hours here.;) As I loved Burano so much, I was thinking about staying overnight, but Burano has no accommodation and it rather feels like a destination for a day or a half day trip. Mornings and evenings are the best times to visit because you will find almost no tourists and the atmosphere is dreamy and laid back.

3. What to see on Burano – Make sure to visit the side paths.

When I arrived at Burano, almost all tourists headed to Via Galuppi, the island’s main street which is lined with restaurants, pastry and souvenir shops. The picturesque canals are a must-see when visiting the island, but I mostly enjoyed strolling through the small pathways. Here you can enjoy the peacefulness and beauty of the canals and colorful houses. As every house looks so different I honestly spen a few hours just walking around with eyes wide open, getting lost in the vibrant pathways. I loved a corner with yellow, green and blue houses which reminded me of Lego and I totally fell for the cutest pink house with a little bench in front and with flower boxes dotting the windows. There is so much to discover… Keep your eyes open and find your own personal favorite spots (and future houses ;)). 

4. Be respectful and friendly to the residents in Burano.

Even though Burano feels like walking in a dream, it’s a real place with real people living here. During my trip I saw so many tourists taking pictures with bikes, flowers etc. which clearly belonged to residents. In touristy places like Burano I feel like it’s important to keep in mind the privacy of the residents. As Burano filled me with adrenaline and joy, I was bouncing around like a goof ball and when I saw an elderly woman sitting in front of her colorful house, I gave her a bright smile and she smiled back at me and waved her hand. I had the feeling that many elderly people live on Burano and I loved seeing them sitting outside, enjoying themselves. It made that place even more charming. 

5. Try a colorful ice cream which matches your surrounding.

There are only a few restaurants, mainly specialized in fresh seafood. As a vegetarian I had not the best experience in finding good and welcoming restaurants and, therefore, I ended up taking food for take away! But as it was super hot, I entered So.Zo gelato quite a few times. Even though I normally love cookie, hazelnut and chocolate ice cream, I was amazed by the colorful selection and tried smurf and raspberry. I had my last come of smurf ice cream as a child and it was so much fun to try it again in this colorful place which made me feel like a fearless, open-minded child.

I’ve visited quite some places this year but Burano really means a lot of me. The combination of Venice and Burano make the perfect getaway. If you have any questions or any recommendations (eg. for a good restaurant experience ;)) – Please feel free to comment below! xx Leonie 

PS: I’ve been to Burano three times already so I mixed a few new and old pics! See more Burano love here, here here. <3

 

 – Pictures by Alexander Galievsky –

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49 Comments

  1. Diana
    18. July 2017 / 22:02

    Lovely pictures! What camera do you use?

  2. Ana
    18. July 2017 / 22:54

    Hi dear,
    I am going to Burano next week and I was wondering how early did you actually go?
    I was just trying to figure it out how early I should go u

  3. 18. July 2017 / 23:48

    WOW! Die Fotos sind mal wieder der Hammer! Die Farben hauen einen wirklich um, aber in live ist das bestimmt nochmal beeindruckender! Steht auf jeden Fall auf der Liste 🙂

    Liebe Grüße Su http://ww.fashiontwinstinct.com

  4. Tschok
    19. July 2017 / 7:04

    Thanks for all the tipps! I went to Burano last mothn – just because of you hehe… when I saw the pics of Burano I definetly had to visit this place. Thank you so so much for all the travel inspiration Leonie <33

    Love, Tschok
    http://www.thedetsornfactory.com

  5. 19. July 2017 / 7:55

    Am I the first to comment xx?
    Love this guide to Burano as Venice has always been a goal! The colorful houses, the sunlighted streets & the peaceful life in Burano make me want to visit so much!
    Also,you look so energetic & beautiful in those photos, thanks for sharing Leonie xx!
    instagram @valerielandx

  6. Leonie
    Author
    19. July 2017 / 9:57

    Thank you for your sweet words – All the colors made me so happy and when arriving in Burano for the first time, I honestly couldn’t stop smiling! <3

  7. Leonie
    Author
    19. July 2017 / 10:00

    Hihi, sooo happy to hear! Kisses from Germany <3

  8. Leonie
    Author
    19. July 2017 / 10:00

    Yeeeah – unbedingt! <3

  9. Leonie
    Author
    19. July 2017 / 10:01

    Hi babe, I’m not good in getting up early – I guess my early was a ferry at around 9. But Burano became way more popular within the last year so in case you want to take pictures before lots of people arrive, I might even go a little earlier! <3

  10. Leonie
    Author
    19. July 2017 / 10:02

    The latest Canon <3

  11. Leonie
    Author
    19. July 2017 / 10:02

    Thaaaaank you <3

  12. 19. July 2017 / 10:06

    Sooo amazing! Love all of your photos, you’re an inspiration!

  13. 19. July 2017 / 10:07

    Amazing…thank you for the recommendations 🙂 the pictures are more than AWESOME. I ll be travelling in sept so these tips I find very important. keep a good work

  14. Leonie
    Author
    19. July 2017 / 10:32

    Soo happy to hear! September is the best time to avoid the crowds!

  15. Leonie
    Author
    19. July 2017 / 10:33

    So happy to hear – That means a lot to me! <3<3<3<3

  16. Leonie
    Author
    19. July 2017 / 12:25

    It is!!!! 🙂 <3

  17. 19. July 2017 / 12:25

    I’m so happy that you are making more travel guides as I always trust your travel tips, Leonie! Recently, I visited Mexico and made sure to look out out for Hotel La Semilla in Playa del Carmen thanks to your mention of it; I fell in love with its decor instantly! I would love to see Burano and Venice but I’m so surprised that Burano has no accommodation – I guess that’s much nicer for the residents, though, as it stops the island from being too touristy! It’s so sweet how the old lady waved at you! You always seem to happy and smiley on your travels! Can’t wait for more travel guides <3

    http://milenawears.com

    x

  18. Leonie
    Author
    19. July 2017 / 12:45

    Hi Milena, thank you soooo much for your nice words! I truly want to share everything which is interesting for you! So I’m always so happy about feedback! I’m so happy you visited La Semilla and liked it! A nice place to stay always makes the vacation! Kisses from Germany, Leonie <3

  19. Frances
    19. July 2017 / 14:33

    Oh my goodness Burano looks so beuatiful! I have been to Venice but didn’t know about this place – now I am sad ! I will have to go back! xx

    Frances Kayleigh | Fashion Travel Beauty

  20. 19. July 2017 / 14:33

    Oh my goodness Burano looks so beautiful! I have been to Venice but didn’t know about this place – now I am sad ! I will have to go back! xx

  21. Leonie
    Author
    19. July 2017 / 14:46

    Noooo, don’t be sad – It such a good reason to visit twice 😛 <3

  22. Leonie
    Author
    19. July 2017 / 14:46

    Thanks, babe <3

  23. Leonie
    Author
    19. July 2017 / 14:47

    Hihi ja, es war sooo heiß – Kennst du das, wenn man ein Eis kauft und es schon beim Bezahlen an deinen Fingern klebt!? 😉 <3

  24. 19. July 2017 / 15:52

    Die wunderschönen, farbenfrohen Fotos zaubern einem sofort ein Lächeln ins Gesicht*-*
    Sollte ich in Venedig sein, werde ich zu 100 % nach Burano fahren!
    Alles Liebe,
    xxMaj-Britt

    https://majstatement.com/

  25. 19. July 2017 / 16:30

    Burano ist einfach wunderschön. Ich liebe diese farbenfrohen Häuser und möchte auch unbedingt einmal dorthin reisen.
    Tolle Aufnahmen und super Outfits meine Liebe <3
    Liebst Kathi
    http://www.meetthehappygirl.com

  26. 19. July 2017 / 17:21

    Da muss ich endlich einmal hin, Burano steht schon so lange auf meiner Liste, die wunderbaren Farben, ich bin total begeistert!
    Liebe Grüße
    Nicole

  27. Leonie
    Author
    19. July 2017 / 18:18

    <3<3<3

  28. Leonie
    Author
    19. July 2017 / 18:19

    I love coming back to places after a long time <3

  29. Leonie
    Author
    19. July 2017 / 18:19

    Daaaanke, liebe Kathi <3

  30. Leonie
    Author
    19. July 2017 / 18:19

    Yeeeeah <3

  31. 20. July 2017 / 17:07

    Great idea to create a guide! Love all the pictures! 🙂 They inspired me in the first place to visit Burano and I so loved your pink “future house”! 🙂

  32. Leonie
    Author
    23. July 2017 / 17:58

    hihi <3

  33. Leonie
    Author
    23. July 2017 / 17:59

    Hihi <3<3<3

  34. 27. July 2017 / 9:21

    Hello liebe Leonie!
    Ich fahre morgen nach Venedig und besuche auch Burano, juhu! (:
    Hast du Restaurant-Tipps für mich in Venedig?
    Merci & ich liebe deine Fotos, so toll! <3

    Alles Liebe,
    Magdalena
    http://www.madamekukla.com

  35. Leonie
    Author
    7. August 2017 / 8:38

    Hallo Liebes, sehe deinen Kommentar jetzt erst – Ist es schon zu spät? <3

  36. 7. August 2017 / 10:16

    Such a cute post! Your photos are all so beautiful, it looks like you had an amazing time! All the outfits are super cute too! I am a massive fan of yours (it was you who inspired me to blog) so it would mean the world if you took a look at my blog http://www.fashionespresso.com/
    Thank you so much! 🙂

  37. Leonie
    Author
    7. August 2017 / 10:24

    Awww, thank you sooo much! So happy to hear <3<3<3<3

  38. 8. August 2017 / 15:05

    Amazing Photos! Ich fliege in 2 Wochen auch nach Venedig und werde mir auf jeden Fall einige deiner Tipps merken!

    xx
    laurralucie.blogspot.de

  39. Leonie
    Author
    8. August 2017 / 20:45

    Yeah, so cool! Hab eine tolle Zeit! <3

  40. 6. October 2017 / 13:11

    I was inspired by your photos to visit Burano and I fell in love with it! Lovely little colorful town!
    I wrote myself an article about it! 🙂
    Hugs,
    Oana

    http://www.flip-flops-only.com/

  41. 20. April 2018 / 11:44

    Love all the pictures! 🙂 They inspired me in the first place to visit Burano.

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