Discover Burano - The secret corners of Burano

Duration: approx. 1 hour and 20 minutes 

Location: Venice

Per person

Why choose this experience?

1 Because it is the only Burano tour dedicated exclusively to this picturesque island of the Venice Lagoon included on the list of UNESCO World Heritage
2 To visit Burano with a fascinating guided tour that will allow you to get in touch with the history and traditions of one of the most beautiful islands of Venice, often sacrificed in collective itineraries that include short stops with two or more other islands
3 Because you can count on the experience and the passion of a local guide, who was born and raised on Burano and therefore able to present the island as a true insider

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Important info


All year, except for 25 December and 1 January.

Departure point:

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

Departure time

From Tuesday to Sunday

11.00 am

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: €18.00

Children 6 to 12 years: €12.00
Children up to 5 years: free

approx. 1 hour and 20 minutes
  • Guided tour with a tour leader
  • Live demonstration of lacemaking
  • 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 water the tour will not take place.

This is a collective tour, which means there might be other participants going on the tour with you, up to a maximun of 30 participants.

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 that may prevent the tour already purchased to run regularly (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 tour might be cancelled. The customer will be notified of this as soon as possible and will be asked to choose between postponing the tour on the first date available or receiving a prompt refund of the price paid for the tour, if the cancellation policy of the service itself allows a refund.

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Full description

A visit to Burano, the beautiful island famous for lace and its colourful houses, is one of the things that should be included in your itinerary to Venice! Burano is the ideal destination for a morning or an afternoon trip from Venice, easily accessible by public or private water transport.

With this tour, Burano will have no secrets! You will be able to discover Burano as it is a destination not enhanced enough in the classic boat tours that provide short-term stops on two or more islands.

Burano is the island of the buildings with the bright colours and laces. But beyond that it reserves many other surprises! During this fascinating guided tour of Burano you can immerse yourself in an unusual route, different from the usual itineraries proposed in the guide books and the more commercial tours. The Burano island tour is suitable for couples, families and friends, not just tourists visiting Venice, but also the local residents who want to get to know the area in which they live.

Accompanied by a passionate local guide you can discover the most colourful island in the lagoon in all its facets. The advantage of being able to count on a guide born and raised in Burano will allow you to enjoy a walking tour of Burano from 360°: this tour is not intended as a simple sightseeing tour, but a real journey through the traditions, customs and history of this picturesque island!

The limited duration of the guided visit and the freedom in the choice of transport to / from Burano also allow you to independently manage and deepen your visit to Burano, have lunch at one of the restaurants, and go shopping in the typical island's shops. The guide will be happy to provide you with suggestions and tips to make the most of Burano!

The guided tour in brief

Burano is a unique setting in the world, which is why it is included on the list of UNESCO World Heritage, with a culture that has its roots in the distant past. During your stay in Venice, take some time to undertake a visit to Burano, Italy, with a guided tour of its traditions, history and curiosities of the liveliest island of the Venice lagoon!

  • The true story of Burano and its relations with the neighbouring island of Torcello
  • The colourful houses of Burano: origins and maintenance
  • The house of Umberto Moggioli - The Italian painter who lived between '800 and '900, who chose Burano as his home, Bridge of the Assassins, Calle Frana
  • The Old Fish Market and the New Fish Market
  • View of St. Francesco del Deserto, with a brief history of the island and the nearby abandoned forts
  • The inhabitants of Burano, the 'Buranelli': dialect, traditions and life of fishermen
  • The Campanile Storto: is it a legend or reality?
  • The house-museum of Remigio Barbaro, Burano's 'hermit sculptor'
  • The monument to the 3 Saints and the casket legend
  • The Church of St. Martino and St.Barbara
  • History of the Burano lace with short demonstration of the technique of the working needle

Discover Burano - The secret corners of Burano will give you an unusual and exciting experience, a contact with the island and its inhabitants: be amazed by the colours, enjoy the fairytale atmosphere of a small fishing village, learn about the traditions of the island and discover how the ihabitants (called buranelli) live today... Just relax and enjoy the visit!


The guide

Silvia was born and raised in Burano and therefore loves and has known the island since she was a child. Today, as an authorized tour guide, she wants to introduce you to the real Burano: not only lace and its colourful houses, but also its traditions, legends, curiosity and authentic stories, taken from the daily life of this picturesque island. Silvia offers a visit to get in touch with the community and culture of Burano, a tour to get involved in public life and not a simple walk through the classic places that you can see on any postcard.


Book online your Burano tour in Venice: tour with our local guide to discover the many facets of the island. Not only places but traditions, legends, secrets and tips to really get in touch with the soul of Burano!

During the Burano tours Venice, the guide will also provide you with useful tips to eat on the island - restaurants and specialties not to be missed, and for shopping the best local craft stores!

Visit Burano with a fascinating guided walk between past and present, history and legends, curiosities and secrets ... Experience the island and its inhabitants, to be seduced by the colours and atmosphere of one of the most beautiful islands of Venice!

The tour meeting point is located directly in Burano, getting to the island as you wish, and choosing the most suitable transport for your needs: water bus or and water taxi! If you choose to get to the island with the Venetian public transport:

from Venice: line 12 (about 40 minutes) or line 14 (about 75 minutes)
from Punta Sabbioni: line 14 (about 30 minutes)

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March 2018

Mature couple


Reviewed on 03 Apr `18 - Booking No. 183531 - Service sold by a Distribution Partner of Insidecom srl

'Secrets of Burano'

Discover Burano - The secret corners of Burano

Our vaporetto arrived at Burano 15 minutes after 11 am and true to the written warnings about not being late, the tour had left. Thinking that the four of us could catch up with the tour I asked the closest vendors about it. They did not seem to know what I was talking about. We gave up and wandered around Burano.


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Reply by Staff

Dear Lance, 

We are sorry you did not arrive on time and you did not have the change to enjoy the tour, but, as written both in the voucher and in the tour description, that is a collective tour, so this means that the tour guide has to start the tour on time in respect of those who showed up at the meeting point punctually. 

Then you could have informed us about your delay, so we could have rescheduled your reservation, we are sorry you did not do that. 

Best regards,
The staff
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December 2017

Solo traveler


Reviewed on 17 Dec `17 - Booking No. 17209127 - Service sold by a Distribution Partner of Insidecom srl

'Thank you'

Discover Burano - The secret corners of Burano

My daughter and I went on the Secret Corners of Burano Tour and were very pleased. We were visiting in November/December so it was cold out but our tour guide made it easy to ignore that. We were truly impressed by all the information provided and in such a pleasant and fun manner! Definitely worthwhile!

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September 2017

Mature couple


Reviewed on 12 Oct `17 - Booking No. 17157637


Discover Burano - The secret corners of Burano

Excellent service. Tour started on time.

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November 2016

Solo traveler


Reviewed on 25 Nov `16 - Booking No. 16137590 - Service sold by a Distribution Partner of Insidecom srl

'Don't miss out on this unique tour'

Discover Burano - The secret corners of Burano

To me , travelling is not solely all about the cities, monuments food and shopping ... it is also about the people you meet along the way . Silvia , my tour guide on the gorgeous Burano island is a true Burano local and is so passionate knowledgable warm and friendly . I had such a rich and positive experience on her tour ... creating a special memory I will never forget . Thankyou Silvia and Isoladiburano Tours


knowledgeable, warm , friendly , engaging , perfect English speaking



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