Burano, located in the Italian region of Veneto, is famous for rows upon rows of brightly multicoloured houses that line its canals and streets. The popular and romanticized story behind the rainbow spread of houses is that the neon colours helped fishermen find their way back home to their families in the fog; in reality, the system dates back to when the island was undergoing massive development. If someone wanted to paint their house, they had to send a request to the local government which would then let them know what colours were permitted for that lot of houses.
It’s not hard to see why this destination is every photographer’s dream, and every corner is waiting to be captured on camera. If you are visiting Venice, Burano is a perfect day trip destination and can be easily reached by water bus from Venice in an hour: just hop on the Line 14 Vaporetto at the San Zaccaria stop (next to the Doge’s Palace). These photos will make you want to go and soak up all the colours that Burano has to offer!
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Where to stay if you’re visiting Burano
Burano is an easy day trip destination if you are staying in Venice. We stayed at the Hotel Bel Sito, a lovely little hotel located steps away from the Giglio vaporetto stop. The rooms, while on the smaller side, were clean and comfortable, the breakfast spread was good and most importantly, it is amazingly convenient to get anywhere – it is a 8-10 minute walk away from San Marco’s Square where you can hop on the Line 14 ferry next to the Doge’s Palace to Burano. Click here to book your stay at Hotel Bel Sito!
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