If There’s One Place You Have to Go in Venice…

August 17, 2014

I  would say this is more of a demand than a suggestion, but if you’re heading off to Venice soon, you must go to Burano island!

Forget standing in a long, sweaty queue with 3,000 school children waiting to see Basilica di San Marco, or having that over-priced, slightly awkward gondola ride.  If you’re in Venice, jump on a ferry and get yourself to Burano island, or as I see it: heaven.

Burano is a ridiculously colourful little place, full of buildings painted in bright pastels. It feels a million miles away from Venice and is a perfect way to spend a lazy afternoon over a seafood lunch.

It’s known for its lace (I must admit I didn’t really look into this) and it’s buranelli: lemon scented biscuits (which I really did look into, several packets worth actually).

Don’t be put off by the 50 minute ferry journey, it’s worth it.

Side note: I wouldn’t bother with Murano island, unless you’re desperate for some overpriced glass.

Written by The Twins

The Twins

We’re Claire and Laura, identical twins from England. Founders of Twins That Travel, we are normal girls with normal lives, who want to prove that travelling is for everyone.

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  • Reply MaitoMike August 17, 2014 at 9:02 pm

    Thank you for the awesome travel tips! That island looks gorgeous! Haven’t visited Venice yet, but it’s on my bucket list. Here’s just another reason to visit. Cheers! =)

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