One day in Burano – discover Venice lagoon islands

One day in Burano: self guided day trip from Venice to discover Burano amazing colored houses,lovely Venice lagoon islands, secluded wineyards and delicious fish restaurants.

Tired of crowded Venice? Hungry to discover a completely different environment, where the scenery seems frozen in time? Then what you need is to spend one day in Burano and to enjoy the calm and beauty of Venice lagoon.

Actually most travellers visit 3 island at the same time, either self guided or with an organized tours. Murano, Burano, Torcello, in this order. My suggestion would be to go directly to Burano, so to skip the masses and to enjoy the island all for yourself.

You can then proceed to Torcello, before or after lunch, as you wish. If your pockets are deep enough, a lunch at the worldwide known Locanda Cipriani is a great experience, but an aperitivo could be good enough.

Murano could be an additional stop. The main highlight are the glass factories, which offer life glass blowing shows. You can visit Murano on your way back, if you have time. However, don’t skip it if you are travelling with your children, they will love it.

One day in Burano_Murano glass blowing

This Burano in one day tour can be easily organized on your own. In case you don’t want to bother with water buses schedules and prefer guided tours, here is an excellent one.


One day in Burano: how to get there

The easiest way to get to Burano is to take Vaporetto number 12 from Fondament Nuove. Rides are every 30′. There is a stop in Murano, as already said I suggest to stop on the way back, and a stop in Torcello. Here are your destinations, plotted on a Google map.

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On the scenic 40-minute ride, you’ll pass the cemetery island of San Michele and other small islands in the lagoon.

Here is the link to vaporetto time schedule.

The vaporetto ride to Burano, Torcello and Murano is included in your one or multi day Tourist Travel Card, so your lagoon trip won’t cost you a Penny. Otherwise, you will pay the usual ticket price (in 2018, 7,5 € for a 75′ ticket).

Now it’s time to discover a hidden jewell. To do so, get down the vaporetto one stop before Burano, in the tiny Mazzorbo island.

Alternatively, you can continue to Torcello (it’s the sam line), and stop in Burano on the way back.

Burano in one day - Ferry stop

My Burano secret: Mazorbo wineyards

The idyllic Mazzorbo island hides a real jewell: the Venissa wine resort.

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One day in Burano_Venissa estate

The Venissa wine resort is many things at once.

  • A michelin starred restaurant.
  • The casual Osteria Contemporanea
  • A fruit and vegetable garden
  • A unique 2 acres whineyard, dedicated to the Dorona variety, a white wine native from the Venice lagoon
  • A rustic-chic guest house located whithin the walled estate

It’s a beautiful place, where you can relax, sip a glass of Dorona whine, have lunch or dinner and, why not, spend a romantic night.

When you are done with th eVenissa resort, walk across the wine yard and cross the pedestrian bridge to Burano island.

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Burano selfguided walking tour



Burano has a lace making centuries old tradition. While enjoying the colored streets, don’t miss a stop in one of the lovely lace shops.

Burano in one day - lace shop

More and more Venice fans decide to get married here. You will surely find a young couple working on their wedding portfolio in Burano delightful setting.

Burano in one day - wedding

Where to eat in Burano

Many options to eat in Burano.

For a quick lunch, there’s a nice fried fish stand, just in front of the waterbus stop.

One day in Burano_delicious street food

One day in Burano extention 1: visit Torcello island


One day in Burano extention 2: stop over in Murano

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