J&I flew into Venice to meet some friends to begin our Greek Isles cruise and while hanging out in Venice together, we decided to take a waterbus over to the island of Burano for the day. So, so glad we did. A labyrinth of rainbow-colored houses and mesmerizing canals awaited us … such a perfect day trip if you’re spending your honeymoon in Venice or northern Italy.
After walking around for a bit, we decided to sit down for some aperitifs and a long, leisurely lunch. We enjoyed fresh caprese salads and some of the most delicious pizza I’d ever had in my life. The restaurant we chose was next to a little plaza and the people watching was incredibly entertaining.
Top Tips for Burano:
– Waterbus. Unless you are on a lavish, no-holds-barred honeymoon, I’d take the waterbus over a water taxi. The waterbus from Venice cost us about 16 euro roundtrip per person.
– Go freestyle. There are plenty of guided tours available that will take you to Burano but I’ve heard they only allot you, at most, a few hours, on the island. My advice would be to skip any tours and just go on your own. Go at your own pace … meander around the canals and enjoy a bellini or two without having to check your watch.
– Other islands. In addition to Burano, there are also two other famed islands near Venice. Murano, famous for glassware, isn’t far and may be of interest. Torcello is another island nearby and from what I’ve heard, it’s a quiet little authentic slice of Italian life. If you have the time, they might be worth visiting, as well.
Photography by Sarah Darcy of Classic Bride blog.