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In this chapter we will discuss one of the most colorful, lively and characteristic islands of the whole Venetian lagoon, the Burano Island.

The Burano Island is the most picturesque island in the Venetian lagoon thanks to the bright colors that characterize the fishermen's houses. Visible from a distance due to the high bell tower of its church, particularly inclined, it is one of the most populated and welcoming islands of the entire lagoon.

The Burano Island

This peculiarity was born to be able to recognize, returning from the sea after fishing, their homes even from afar, that's why the fishermen colored their houses so differently from each other. Today they have become the main attraction that drives many tourists from all over the world to visit this fairy-tale Italian village.

The Burano Island

The Burano Island is immersed in the Venetian lagoon, about an hour's ride from the historic center, near the small island of Mazzorbo and the large island of Sant’Erasmo. Although its inhabitants lived mainly on fishing, for centuries Burano was known internationally for the production of the most beautiful lace in Europe.

Legends tell that the art of lace developed in the lagoon, following the techniques of repairing fishing nets. Despite the profound similarity between the two techniques, it must be said that the lace was originally made by nuns and noblewomen.

The Burano Island

The first settlements date back to the Roman period, where small inhabited centers emerged to take refuge from the barbarian invasions, by the Huns of Attila. The first documents attest to the presence of man around the year 840, with agreements stipulated between Venice and the Holy Roan Empire, and where the first houses made of stilts made of reeds and mud were built.

The Burano Island

Thanks to a favorable climate, fairly mild and quite windy, which also kept malaria far away, the inhabited center managed to develop, raising brick houses.

 

Among the most important buildings today stands the 16th century church of San Martino, which houses the only important work of art on the island, the Crucifixion of 1725, a masterpiece by the young Gianbattista Tiepolo. Another characteristic place among the fishermen's houses is the Tre Ponti, a cross between two canals that connects three of the most colorful districts of the island, such as San Mauro, San Martino Sinistro and Via Giudecca.

◊ THE VENEZIA ISLANDS

The Venezia Islands

The wonderful islands of the Venetian lagoon, with their most characteristic and intimate aspect.

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