Burano Reflections

July 13, 2010 / Local Interest
Burano, Veneto
buranoreflections1Burano, located just 30 minutes by vaporetto (water bus) from the Fondamenta Nuove stop in Venice, is a delightful island to visit in the morning or late afternoon.

The homes are painted in an array of bold and pastel colors: Purple, blue, lavender, red, orange, pink, green, peach, and even yellow. Many of the windowsills have potted plants and flowers, making the island a feast for the eyes. It is very picturesque and the most unique of all islands in the Venetian lagoon.

While you can window shop for a variety of handmade lace products, a specialty of this island, take the time to just wander the small streets. In and around the area are canals, which reflect the beautiful colors of the homes.

Might be strange to be keeping your head down instead of up, but Burano is perhaps best seen in its reflections.

Enjoy! (Be sure to scroll down to see them all!)



by Monica Pileggi

Contract Specialist, Photographer and Traveler. You can view the photographs that documents her travel impressions on www.pileggiphotography.com

25 Responses to “Burano Reflections”

  1. Evanne

    Simply gorgeous photos! Thanks so much. It’s as if one is alone walking down beside the canals. Sigh.

  2. What fascinating reflections! Worthy of being painted!!!! -this is of course my reaction as an artist
    Thank you for the images..how I wish I could fly to Venice for a few days’ painting holiday!—KSH p.s. Not that I’m bereft of views to paint- I live on the shores of beautiful Lake Bracciano (near Rome)

  3. Pensionato33

    Burano is a special place. Was there in ’98. If in Venice it is a must stop. Still remember the great pesce misto luncheon at the Gato Nero. The colors, mozzafiato, the food, squisito!

  4. Lucile Stachowiak

    When I was in Italy 3 years ago, I did an optional tour to Burano and so glad I did. Absolutely beautiful, we had lunch at a marvelous restaurant, I remember it had paintings all over the walls, food to die for. I’ll never forget it.

  5. Joseph D. Spano
    Joseph D. Spano

    I have not been, ma this Septembre I will be there ..I hope to see such reflections to make the soul happy

  6. Lovely! We visited Burano several years ago and loved the more simple homes and structures, a simpler version of the exquisite Venice but beautiful in its simplicity. Your photographs are wonderful.

  7. Sylvia Flores

    Thank you for putting your heart and passion into what you do. I appreciate you sharing such beautiful colors with us!

  8. Absolutely beautiful! I wish that we had known about Burano when we were in Italia in 2008. I look forward to your almost daily notes on Italia. Thanks for your wonderful efforts to inform and educate us.

  9. Hi everyone, I’m very happy you enjoyed this article and photos. Thanks so much for the wonderful compliments. Burano is such a beautiful island. For those of you who haven’t been there, go! Enjoy!!

  10. Domenico Piccolomini

    Thank you Monica for this note about this wonderful Island. I have been to Burano twice. It is a beautiful island. The colors are beautiful.

  11. Gian Banchero

    While reading the article I was thinking, “OK, another real pretty bunch o’photos of pretty little happy waves, at least it’ll be pleasant and a little bit entertaining.” Then scrolling down I saw masterpieces of abstract art, masterpieces!!! Thank you Monica for sharing these amazing photos with us. I’ll be “keeping my head down” my next visit to Burano!

  12. Hi Gina,
    I was there and took lots of pictures of the buildings but never caught such beautiful reflections. They express a point of view that only the locals enjoy.
    This is a unique series.

  13. We just visited Burano a couple of weeks ago. At first I did not think it would be anything too special. It definitely has its own identity and beauty. We went there for a dinner and saw the sunset over the water. The pictures we took there are suitable for framing.

  14. Cheryl L.

    Monica, nice article and beautiful pics…thanks for sharing the link.

  15. i visited burano years ago and enjoyed your photos more than my visit, i spent too much time looking at lace and no time looking at the reflections. thanks for enhancing my memories of burano.

  16. Irene Patton

    What is the Italian word for the Burano reflections??? So wonderful.

  17. Liz Nichols

    I am so envious not only of your travelling but the amazing way you have put this site together. I was immsersed in your photos..wonderful so life like. We plan to go at end of a cruise in August. I have used Buranogal on cruise critic site after reading about that place somewhere. Thank you so much for sharing cheers from Tasmania Australia :)

  18. Annette Jolliffe

    Hi Monica….Love all your photos of Burano and cannot wait to visit this island in October next year. We are on the Silhouette
    on October 8…wish you were with us !!!


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