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20 Most Beautiful Photos of Burano to Inspire Your Trip

Whether green, yellow, red, blue, purple, orange or pink – you can find almost all colors of the rainbow on the gorgeous Italian island of Burano.

You’ve probably seen the most iconic photos of Burano featuring the small canal with colorful houses alongside it.

However, not only along the canal you can find such adorable buildings.
The entire island is a whole place of brightly popping colors!

When I first visited Burano and wandered through the streets, I could hardly put down my camera for even one second.

Too many photo opportunities on this island made me run around like a crazy paparazzi following his victim.

The only difference was that I tried to capture the shades of various colors and not stalk celebrities. 😀

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So, it’s no wonder that I now have a great amount of overwhelmingly colorful photos – ready to be shared with you.

Before we dive into the colorful world of Burano tho, there’s one question that needs to be answered first:

Why Are The Houses in Burano so Colorful?

Unlike what many believe, attracting tourists is not the main reason for the colorfulness in Burano.

Well, maybe nowadays, the newer houses get painted in the brightest colors because of this. The initial reason was a completely different one tho.

One of the biggest industries and oldest traditions in Burano is fishing. For many many years, fishing men used to sail in and out of the docks to catch fresh fish.

On sunny days, it was no problem to return back to their homes whereas on rainy and foggy days, identifying the right house seemed to be a minor challenge.

Therefore the people in Burano started to paint their houses in different colors so that fishermen could find their homes easier.

Did you know that?

I didn’t and I was really surprised when I read more about the history of Burano.

Another fun and interesting fact for you to know is that all the houses have to follow a particular color pattern.

This means you can’t just paint your building in whatever color you like. Such a pity …

You even need the government’s permission if you want to change the color of your house.

Choose wisely!

20 Most Beautiful & Colorful Photos of Burano

And now ladies & gentlemen here’s the moment you all have been waiting longingly for:
Here are 20 of the most beautiful and colorful photos of Burano – all taken by me.

I hope they serve you as inspiration for your future trip there and maybe they even make you fall in love with this island already!

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Accommodation: Booking.com is my favorite site to find some great hotel deals. I do love staying at a local place as well, thus I book an Airbnb every now and then.

Travel Insurance: There are many reasons why travel insurance is important and I never travel without one. I use the simple and flexible one from SafetyWing that protects me against unforeseen events.

Tours: I love taking tours to explore destinations like a local. My favorite website to book them in advance is GetYourGuide.

Camera Gear: I use a Nikon D5300 camera with an 18-105 mm and a 10-20 mm wide-angle lens to take my photos.

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  1. ohhhh.. just look at the prettiness! Gotta love Italy, the beauty of this country will forever amaze me! Excellent pictures babe!

  2. Burano is GORGEOUS!! Like I needed any more inspiration to want to visit lol and these pictures are so beautiful! So colourful, always wondered how big Burano is?

  3. Burano looks stunning to walk around, and the colourful buildings would be great for photos! Definitely adding this to my list of places to go in the future!

  4. Burano is such a charming little island, I loved all your photos from there! Your post has just brought back so many amazing memories from our last Italy trip!

  5. These photos are so gorgeous Alina! I am so dreaming to go and I didn’t the homes were colored like that for fisherman to find their houses! So cool! Thanks for sharing all these beautiful photos!

  6. I’m so desperate to visit Burano and your photos have made me want to go even more!! They’re absolutely stunning. It’s incredible how colourful it is there – and so interesting that it was to help guide the fisherman home.

  7. I want so much to visit Burano! I have been to Venice once but we didn’t have time to make it to this beautiful place. I had no idea about the origin of the colourful houses, and the story is so interesting.

  8. Wow! All of these photos are so beautiful Alina. I really want to go back there now and actually stay in Burano so that I could wake up early and get photos. When I did a day trip there from Venice, it was so crowded with people.

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