The legend tells that the colours served to fishermen returning home to find their way in the dense fog. Even the fishing boats are colourful and are reflected in the water together with the houses. This is perfectly complemented by leaning bell tower of the little church of San Martino. There is also a painting of the Crucifixion by Tiepolo.
Today Burano is especially well known for its lace and embroidery. You can see them in many shop windows and buy them. But be careful: embroidery and lace, sold at low price, are imitations from the Far East and are not produced in Burano. It is better to be accompanied by a guide who takes you to reliable places, where you can also see the seamstresses at work.
Another point of interest are the biscuits “buranelli” that if they are rounded are called “bussolà” if they are shaped as an “S” are called “essi”. Even in this case you have to find bakeries that produce them by hand, because otherwise there are those industrial, which are not so good.
Who then has enough time to spend in Venice, should not miss the occasion to visit the idyllic Burano – it’s really worth!
The island is accessible by public transport, but they are slow and always crowded, we recommend you to visit it thanks to our Venice Private Boat Tours.
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