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The Secret Corners of Burano

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    Your adventure begins at 11am, meeting your Burano-born guide, Silvia, and the rest of the group, at the bronze statue at the ACTV Burano stop, which is easily accessible by water taxi (from Venice line 12 about 40 minutes, or line 14 about 75 minutes; from Punta Sabbioni, line 14 about 30 minutes). During your hour-long walking tour, Silvia will begin to uncover the secrets and history of this village that is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site, explaining the fishing and craftsmanship traditions of locals known as Buranelli.

    You'll learn about Burano’s dialect and customs and the historical significance of its technicolor homes and their upkeep, and experience the fairytale atmosphere of landmarks like the Church of St. Martino and its famous leaning bell tower and paintings. Locals will demonstrate intricate Burano lacemaking, and as your tour concludes, Silvia will make recommendations about the best places to enjoy lunch, shop, explore, linger, and relax on your own.

    Finally, we suggest you to visit the typical Emilia Burano lace museum of Burano island,so you will have the chance to admire precious laces about XVI and XVII centuries, and buy home made products on special rates.

    The tour also includes a 10% discount on your purchases at Emilia Burano lace shop!

    Emilia Burano is a symbol of traditional craftsmanship that has been able to combine the delicate and ancient art of lace making with the contemporary interior design… Take benefit from the stop in Burano to visit the shop and buy original lace masterpieces!
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Burano, 30142 Venice, Metropolitan City of Venice, Italy
    Departure Time
    11:00 AM
    Duration
    1h 20m
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    Inclusions
    • Guided tour
    • Live demonstration of lacemaking
    • Entry/Admission - Chiesa di San Martino
    • Entry/Admission - Chiesa di San Barnaba
    Exclusions
    • Any service not mentioned in “Inclusions
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 3 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
    • 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). Therefore we advise you to locate in advance the departure point and how to get there in order to avoid being late or any inconveniences that will prevent you from being at the meeting point in time for the departure.
    • The voucher issued at the end of the reservation must be printed (hard copy) and presented at the time of the visit.
    • In time of high water the tour will not take place.
    • The tour is collective, so the presence of other participants who have booked is to be expected, up to a maximum of 30 people.
    • Because of the particular shape of Venice and logistic issues that arise, we cannot guarantee that the intended route of the tour is fully accessible to people with disabilities. This means that some parts of the route may be closed to people in wheelchairs and or with physical impairments. The tour will cross four bridges.
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Most travelers can participate
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed 17 April 2019

    The best way to see a place is with a local who loves where they live & Sylvia is a great example of this. We were lucky as the others who had booked that day, more fool them, didn't show up so we basically had...More

    Date of experience: May 2018
    1  Thank Hooly
    Reviewed 24 October 2018

    Enjoy this island in the early morning of either late spring or early autumn (when the kids have gone back to school) then take plenty of cards and batteries for your camera - you’’ need them. Why not have lunch at El Gatto Nero when...More

    Date of experience: January 2018
    Thank davidstearne
    Reviewed 10 May 2018

    Not to be missed. Not busy in January so a good time to see this interesting island and sample life there. Some lovely little cafes and shops selling quality souvenirs. The houses are beautifully maintained and painted in a rich variety of colours making it...More

    Date of experience: January 2018
    Thank Maggie H
    Reviewed 10 May 2018

    Sylvia is extraordinary. She does her home island proud. She was full of information and interpretation of so many aspects of the island. She took us to places we would never have found on our own and told us back stories of them. Her love...More

    Date of experience: April 2018
    1  Thank pollyvw
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