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Burano, Italy

From series “The Most Magical and Picturesque Cities in the World”
In the Venetian lagoon is an amazing Burano island, which is usually regarded as a single tourist attraction. The main feature of the islet, the whole territory of which is cut by canals, are colorful houses of local residents. Known for its unique architecture, the city hides many secrets, so, until now, the history of the appearance of its name is considered unknown. According to one of the versions, the city on the island was founded by a family named Buriano, from which eventually the name of the settlement occurred.

Burano, Italy Walking through the streets of the amazing city, only at first glance it may seem that its miniature houses are painted in different colours in a chaotic order. In fact, the houses are painted according to a specially approved system. Every local resident who want to repaint his house, must make an official request to the government. After some time he will receive an official response with an accessible palette of colours from which he can choose the most suitable one.

The population of the amazing island city is about 2700 people. The miniature town is interesting not only for its architectural peculiarities, but also for its cultural traditions. From the 16th century, Burano is considered a major center of lace production. In this craft locals reached incredible heights. Many tourists visit the island city especially to buy beautiful lace fabrics in local stores, as well as to visit the Venetian Lace Museum located on its territory. Next - Salvador

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ATM bankomat: 'Banco San Marco - Agenzia 279 di Burano' located in 0.22 km ( check the route on the map).
Car rental office: 'Maggiore Rent' is located in 6.41 km ( on the map).
Fuel station: 'Distributore Laguna Nord S. A. S. di Molin' in 0.43 km
Supermarket: 'Pavan Luca' in 0.27 km
Parking: 'Marina Fiorita s.r.l.' in 2.77 km
Apotheek: 'Antica Farmacia S. Albano Del Dottor Rinaldi Nicola Sas' in 0.23 km
Police station: 'Carabinieri Comando Stazione Cavallino Treponti Cà Savio' in 4.39 km
Cafe/restaurant: 'BAR SPORT pizzeria spaghetteria' in 0.15 km
Railway station: 'Stazione di Venezia Santa Lucia' in 8 km

Nearest airports:
 »  Marco Polo Airport VCE - in 6 km
 »  Canova Airport TSF - in 25 km
 »  Vicenza Airport VIC - in 70 km
 »  Udine Airfield Airport UDN - in 85 km
 »  Portoroz Airport POW - in 93 km
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Best hotels near Burano

Executive Suite Venezia

Located in 1 km from Burano
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Rooms: 1
At Executive Suite Venezia you will find restaurant with bar, and a garden with children's playground. Other facilities include luggage storage. The … More: photo, rates and booking
Antica Dogana

Located in 2 km from Burano
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Rooms: 6
Public boats to the old city of Venice and to the islands depart regularly from the station just outside the hotel. Antica Dogana is housed in a … More: photo, rates and booking
La Marina

Located in 4 km from Burano
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Rooms: 1
With air conditioning available and a patio, the apartment comes with a flat-screen TV and a kitchenette with microwave and refrigerator. The private … More: photo, rates and booking
La Gare Hotel Venezia - MGallery Collection

Located in 5 km from Burano
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Rooms: 118
The stylish restaurant and bar offers views of a traditional Venetian-style courtyard, where you can relax and enjoy a drinks or snack. There is a … More: photo, rates and booking

Nearest unique sightseeing spots to visit

8 km - Venice
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Venice and its Lagoon
9 km - Venice and its Lagoon
Venice is one of the most romantic cities in the world. It adores people with the unique architecture and cultural possessions. The adorable buildings of the 14th-16th centuries and a complex system of channels make this city a unique one. Venice is a magnificent city …
Botanical Garden of Padua
42 km - Botanical Garden of Padua
In Padova you can find the oldest botanic garden of the world. It was set up in 1545. The garden was a special place for medicinal herbs production that was used at the faculty of the medical university. It was under the umbrella and locked with a high forbidding …
70 km - Pasubio
Those enthusiasts who are not afraid of difficult roads and planning to visit Italy should definitely go for a ride on the mountain serpentine Pasubio. The road lies in the mountainous region of Vicenza, it is very narrow and slippery that’s why not all the locals …
Vajont Dam
87 km - Vajont Dam
In Italy, next to Monte Tok Bergmassiv is Vajont Damm - the largest dam in the country, whose height is 261.5 meters. The dam parameters are quite unusual, the length of the crest is 190 meters, and the width of the dam on the ground is 23 meters. The width of the …
City of Verona
111 km - City of Verona
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Top destination around Burano - Venice

Venice is a city of canals and amazing architecture that keeps attracting visitors from all over the world. What could be more romantic than a gondola ride on a Venice canal? Venice remained an independent city-state for more than 1000 years, until it was conquered by Napoleon in the end of the XVIII century. This city is home to a large number of historical sites and monuments of architecture and art. However, tourists are not recommended to limit their stay in Venice to visiting famous sightseeing attractions. Make sure you have enough time to wander in this amazing Italian city and discover its real charm. Make a walk to, for example, a quarter, where there are no or almost no tourists. Each quarter in Venice has its own character, and there’s nothing surprising in this when you remember that the city is built on 117 islands connected by more than 400 bridges and about 160 channels. Do not forget that riding a car is prohibited in the center of Venice. If you have a car, it would be better to leave it at the parking lot and get to the center by boat.

San Marco Square (Piazza San Marco) forms the center of Venice. This is also the lowest point in the city, and because of this the square is constantly flooded with water, especially in winter. San Marco Square is surrounded by beautiful buildings - the Basilica of San Marco , the Palazzo Ducale di Venezia , the Campanile belfry and the Marciana Library. To the right of the basilica you will find Piazetta Square that leads to the Grand Canal. The first San Marco Church was built in the IX century in order to store the relics of Saint Marcus that were stolen by Venetians from Alexandria. This church was burned in a fire, and then a new church was built on the same site. That church was destroyed in the XI century. The modern basilica is built on the foundation of that church. By the way, some historians believe that the relics stored in this church are the remains of Alexander the Great, and not St. Marcus – the relics of the great conqueror disappeared at the same time, when the relics of St. Marcus were found. The basilica has five domes and a large number of arches, turrets and other architectural decorations that have appeared over the centuries due to the treasures, brought by Venetian ships from the East. Therefore, today, one can see Byzantine silver, gold and utensils, captured during the Fourth Crusade in the XIII century, in the treasury of the basilica (Tresoro). The quadriga that adorns the pediment of the basilica was brought as a trophy at the same time. By the way, the horses on the front, which visitors see today, are a replica of the original that has been kept behind the glass since 1990.
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