Burano Colored Buildings














Burano – A charming fishing village of Holy Colors

These brightly colored houses can be found on the Island of Burano. It is about a 5o minute boat ride from Venice. The entire island paints their homes in all different colors. The one below someone got very creative! It is so fun to visit and photograph, they are also know for their exquisite hand made lace.

Burano is a small charming fishing village, constructed on the four small islands on the lagoon and all of these connected to each other by bridges. It lies in the northern part of the Venetian Lagoon. The island of Burano is mostly known for its brightly colored houses, and lace-making scarves. While you are in Venice, thinking to have a day trip in Lagoon Islands, then Burano is a must to be considered. It is about 40-45 minutes from Venice by motorboat. It being featuring the holy colored houses, the Burano is different from Venice’s historic center it almost feels like it is in another country.

In Burano, everywhere you look out, you’ll see houses fully clad in VIBGYOR colors of blue, pink, green, purple, yellow, lavender, and other colors. Walking across the Burano is really a thrilling experience for every visitor just like a treat for the eyes. The reason behind the brightly painted houses is to help villagers find their way home in the foggy period during the winter meeting.

Museo Del Merletto (Lace museum) is the must see attraction of Burano. San Francisco del Deserto is another attraction, where nine monks welcome visitors.

Water taxis are first-class means of transportation to take you to Burano. Along the way you can enjoy the blue-green sea and the views of Venice from a different perspective.

Burano, one of the four individual islands in the Venetian Lagoon, is a charming fishing village with  a colorful and unique skill of artistry. The town is like an expedition from art to architecture. It is only 40 minutes from Venice, Burano is very popular among artists for its brightly colored houses, its historical lacework and Philippe Starck, the French product designer, as one of its residents.

When he moved to the island 25 years ago, he was amazed by the quality of its people, architecture and material “mud”. With his own words, he tells us why mud is very symbolic for him:

“The material of Venice and Burano is mud. It is very symbolic for me, and gave me a direct connection with the place when I first came here. It is the same stuff the primordial soup was made of billions of years ago. If you’re creative, then living in it you feel a direct connection with the origin of life. The best way of living is with your feet in the mud and your head in the stars. The other place where we live is an oyster farm in the southwest of France, near Bordeaux, which is also on a tiny island.”

Burano has turned some of the mud into a colorful painting. It is a paradise for photographers. It is the legoland of the lagoon.

The color palette of Burano houses may have had its inspiration from the local fishing boat colors or from the fisherman’s desire to identify their homes on a misty lagoon day from the distance.
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