Burano – Venice

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Located in the Northern Venetian Lagoon Burano is an island famous for its colored houses and lace productions.

The city was founded in the 6th century by the inhabitants of Altino, they had to leave their town in order to escape the barbarian invasion. Burano was the name of one of Altino’s door. The island start to grew economically only during the 16th century when the fantastic lace works made by the local women became extremely popular around the world.

The island is divided in six sestrieri (areas): San Martino Destro, San Martino Sinistro, San Mauro, Giucecca, Terranova and the little island of Mazzorbo, which it is connected to Burano by a narrow wooden bridge.

As soon as you will arrive in Burano the unique colored houses and the green waters of the canals will take your breath away! The typical houses are usually square shaped and divided in two floors. The main characteristic is the color of the buildings: each house in fact is painted in a different bright hue! The legend says that fishermen chose to use this technique in order to be able to see the houses from the sea. In reality this was a practical way to delimit the properties. Today if a Burano’s inhabitant wants to paint his house is necessary a permit from the government!

 

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The lacemaking is still the leading craftsmanship attraction of Burano, however the city economy was also influenced by the neighboring island of Murano famous all around the world for its glass working. In Burano is easy to admire artisans that utilize the Murano glass technique.

In Burano is possible to taste mouth-watering local dishes; the most famous ones are fish dishes like the risotto de go’, made with the go’ a fish typical of this area.

Additional attractions of Burano are the Church of San Martino with the Crucifixion painted by Gian Battista Tiepolo, the Santa Barbara Chapel’s and the little Museum and School of Lacemaking.

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Burano – Venice

Burano - Houses
Burano - Church of San MartinoBurano - CanalBurano - Houses

Located in the Northern Venetian Lagoon Burano is an island famous for its colored houses and lace productions.

The city was founded in the 6th century by the inhabitants of Altino, they had to leave their town in order to escape the barbarian invasion. Burano was the name of one of Altino’s door. The island start to grew economically only during the 16th century when the fantastic lace works made by the local women became extremely popular around the world.

The island is divided in six sestrieri (areas): San Martino Destro, San Martino Sinistro, San Mauro, Giucecca, Terranova and the little island of Mazzorbo, which it is connected to Burano by a narrow wooden bridge.

As soon as you will arrive in Burano the unique colored houses and the green waters of the canals will take your breath away! The typical houses are usually square shaped and divided in two floors. The main characteristic is the color of the buildings: each house in fact is painted in a different bright hue! The legend says that fishermen chose to use this technique in order to be able to see the houses from the sea. In reality this was a practical way to delimit the properties. Today if a Burano’s inhabitant wants to paint his house is necessary a permit from the government!

 

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The lacemaking is still the leading craftsmanship attraction of Burano, however the city economy was also influenced by the neighboring island of Murano famous all around the world for its glass working. In Burano is easy to admire artisans that utilize the Murano glass technique.

In Burano is possible to taste mouth-watering local dishes; the most famous ones are fish dishes like the risotto de go’, made with the go’ a fish typical of this area.

Additional attractions of Burano are the Church of San Martino with the Crucifixion painted by Gian Battista Tiepolo, the Santa Barbara Chapel’s and the little Museum and School of Lacemaking.

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