Duration: approx. 2 hours 

Location: Venice


Why choose this experience?

1 To discover Burano from a unique perspective, away from the usual tourist routes
2 To enjoy a fascinating tour escorted by an experienced local guide who will help you delve into the soul of the island with the narration of stories and legends of a distant past
3 To gain access to the highest terrace in the island and enjoy a breath-taking view over the lagoon

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Important information


from 1 January to 31 October 2017.

Departure point:

in front of the bronze statue in front of the ACTV Burano stop

Departure time

3.00 pm
from Tuesday to Sunday

Languages available

Bilingual tour English/Italian: explanations during the tour will be provided in two languages if the audience provenience is mixed (the same information will be presented in Italian and then in English, or vice versa, if participants are both Italian and foreigners).


Full: €31.00

children up to 5 years: free
children from 6 to 12 years: €12.00

approx. 2 hours
  • Guided visit to Burano
  • Access to a terrace with panoramic view
  • What is not specified under "Inclusions"
Additional information:

Before booking, please be advised that it is compulsory to print a paper copy of the voucher issued at the end of the online reservation and bring it with you the day of the tour.

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)

In case of exceptional high tides the tour will not take place.

This is a collective tour, which means there might be other participants going on the tour with you.

Please note that, due to the particular morphological structure of Venice and the logistic problems resulting from it, we cannot guarantee that the whole tour is accessible to people with limited mobility. This means that people with walking difficulties and wheelchair users could not be able to access some parts of the itinerary: the tour will cross four bridges.

In exceptional cases and/or reasons of force majeure (i.e. acts of nature, strikes, exceptional closures,serious unexpected events or health problems experienced by the person in charge with the service after which it is really impossible to find a substitute) the service you booked might be cancelled. If this should happen, you will be informed as soon as possible and, according to the type of service you booked, you will have the possibility to choose between postponing the service on the first date available or receiving a total refund of the price paid, if the cancellation policy of the service itself allows a refund.

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Full description

The island of Burano, a timeless treasure of Venice’s heritage, is famous around the world for its lace and its typical colourful houses. An unmissable visit for those exploring Venice and the ideal destination to enjoy a quiet half-day excursion, Burano is easily reached from Venice by public or private means of water transport.

During our Burano from the sky guided tour you will discover all the secret corners of the island! The visit to Burano by foot and from the roof is a real novelty amongst the tourist itineraries in Venice and for the first time combines a guided walking tour with the only available chance to see the island from above!

This Burano Italy walk and rooftop tour will make you appreciate much more than the well-known attractions that have made Burano a not to be missed destination when visiting Venice! During the Burano from the sky guided tour you will be escorted along an original itinerary, highly appreciated even by the local residents as it offers the opportunity to get to know many new sides of a land still to be discovered!

Burano secret corners guide and top view of the island: two unique experiences combined in one tour!

The benefit of being accompanied by a local guide, born and raised in Burano, will allow you to explore the most colourful corners of Venice like real connoisseurs. You will feel swept away by the atmosphere and rich traditions of the island that have been proudly preserved over time... You will not just see lace and colourful houses, but get into contact with time-honoured practices, interesting anecdotes and stories told by those who live in the island. You will feels close to the most authentic side of Burano, where fishermen and local embroiderers speak dialect and children scamper in the squares, and which boasts a thousand year long history that has its origins in the distant past.

This Burano from the sky guided tour, unique in its kind, has an added bonus! After the walk around the island you will have the opportunity to access a usually restricted panoramic spot from where you will enjoy a breath-taking view over the entire island and the lagoon surrounding it. All this will be possible after reaching the island's highest viewpoint, a typical Venetian terrace located on the roof of a twelve metre high building!

Discovering the most secret corners of Burano with panoramic views across the entire Venice Lagoon will be a unique experience! Our Burano Italy walk and rooftop tour also offers a degree of flexibility: the appropriate duration of the tour and the possibility to freely reach the island will allow you to manage the available time and journey according to your specific needs... You can arrive in Burano at around 1.00 pm and have lunch in one of the typical local restaurants or stay behind at the end of the tour and go shopping in the craft shops: the guide will be happy to provide you with hints and tips to better enjoy your experience!

The visit of Burano by foot and from the roofs will fill you with emotions that you will always carry in your memories and remember as the most exciting experiences of your trip in Venice!

The Burano secret corners guide and top view tour includes:

  • The true history of Burano and its relations with the neighbouring island of Torcello
  • The colourful houses of Burano: origins and maintenance
  • Umberto Moggioli House – an Italian painter who lived between the 1800s and the 1900s and chose Burano as his home, Ponte degli Assassini, Calle Frana
  • Peschiera Vecchia and Peschiera Nuova
  • View of San Francesco del Deserto, with a short history of the island and the nearby abandoned forts
  • The inhabitants of Burano, the 'Buranelli': dialect, traditions and life of fishermen
  • The Campanile Storto: legend or reality? T
  • he house-museum of Remigio Barbaro, the 'hermit sculptor' Burano
  • The monument to the 3 Saints and the casket legend
  • The Church of San Martino and Santa Barbara
  • History of the Burano lace with short demonstration of the needle working technique
  • View over Burano from above with access to the highest spot in the island

Book online your route of Burano with a guide! You will discover its most significant and unknown aspects... In addition to a stunning panoramic experience from the highest terrace of the island! All is seasoned with a good dose of local stories and legends that will make you dive into the local soul of this beautiful island!

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