The Secret Corners of Burano

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20 reviews   (4.95)

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Pricing Info: Per Person

Duration: 1 hours

Departs: Venice, Venice

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

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Visit Burano, an enchanting fishing island of brightly-colored homes on the Venice lagoon, learn about its traditions and history, and watch locals demonstrate lace-making techniques on this one-hour group walking tour.

What's Included

Guided tour

Live demonstration of lacemaking

What's Not Included

Any service not mentioned in “Inclusions

Traveler Information

  • INFANT: Age: 0 - 5
  • CHILD: Age: 6 - 12
  • ADULT: Age: 13 - 99

Additional Info

  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • In time of high water the tour will not take place.
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • The voucher issued at the end of the reservation must be printed (hard copy) and presented at the time of the visit.
  • Because of the particular shape of Venice and logistic issues that arise, we cannot guarantee that the intended route of the tour is fully accessible to people with disabilities. This means that some parts of the route may be closed to people in wheelchai
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • No credit or refunds will be given in the case of a no show (if you don't show up at the meeting point at the time indicated on your voucher). Therefore we advise you to locate in advance the departure point and how to get there in order to avoid being la
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • The tour is collective, so the presence of other participants who have booked is to be expected, up to a maximum of 30 people.

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Experience may be cancelled due to Insufficient travelers

What To Expect

Laguna di Venezia
If we told you there was a way to experience an authentic side of Venice without the crowds, would you believe us? The secret lies in getting away from Piazza San Marco and venturing further out to explore smaller islands strewn throughout the marshy, magical Venice Lagoon.

• Admission Ticket Free

Chiesa di San Martino
This church was rebuilt several times and took on its present appearance between 1500 and 1600. It was consecrated on 29 October 1645 by the then bishop of Torcello Marco Antonio Martinengo.
Over the centuries it underwent several restorations, while preserving the ancient architecture.

Seen from the outside, the church lacks a main entrance, in fact you enter laterally through a Renaissance door, near the Chapel of Santa Barbara.

• Admission Ticket Free

Further north in the lagoon lies Burano, a fishing island made up of hundreds of colorful houses that earn it the title of one of the most colorful towns in the world. Unlike Murano, which enjoyed industrial prowess for much of its history, Burano remained largely agricultural and fishing was its main industry. The colored houses are said to have been painted in bright hues to help fishermen navigate the lagoon on foggy days. Burano is also well-known for its lacemaking traditions, which originated in the 16th century.

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Free


The BEST part of our vacation
Jennifer_G, 18-10-2022
If you are lucky enough to visit the beautiful island of Burano, please do yourself a huge favor and book this tour.
We met Silvia and instantly formed a connection…she is so friendly and so happy! You can tell she is proud of her home! Since she lives on Burano she told us some history, fun facts, and answered all of our questions. I wish we could’ve stayed with her for hours. This was THE BEST part of our vacation for sure.

We hope to visit Burano again and meet up with Silvia who feels like an old friend.
Must do tour
Lorri_D, 15-10-2022
Sylvia was wonderful, having grown up in Burano she was able to add personal touches to her discussion of the history of Burano. She takes you to the non touristy places which is a welcome relief from the busy streets.
Can't Recommend it Enough
Anant G, 29-09-2022
While not absolutely necessary, this tour is the best way to see Burano Island in my opinion (I've done it once on my own and once through this tour).

Sylvia, the guide, is absolutely amazing. She was born in Burano and is one of the few tour guides that still lives there today. She's very friendly and passionate about island, and given her background is able to give a true "locals" tour including conversations with houseowners / restaurant chefs!

On this tour you'll see and learn about some of the history and major sights of Burano, but more importantly you'll learn about the life of the local people there and how it's changed with time.
Don’t miss this tour
Sharon_H, 20-06-2022
The tour was made extra special since Sylvia’s family has lived on Burano for 4 generations. She understands it like no other. Her tour gave an excellent insight into growing up and living on Burano.
We had a wonderful time...
Anonymous, 08-10-2022
We had a wonderful time with the tour and the guide was also wonderful. Her knowledge as a four generation native made it more enjoyable. The only reason I gave it 4 stars was we were supposed to see lacemaking in person and we didn’t.

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