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Free Walking Tours in Burano and Burano

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Sophie 14 Apr 2024
Melbourne

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Travelled in couple - Apr 2024
We had an amazing time with Klaus. His local knowledge and recommendations extend far beyond the tour description. All places visited are away from the tourist “hotspots”, ensuring an authentic and (happily) cheaper experience! Highly recommend when travelling to Venice! Thanks Klaus, and good luck with the wedding!!! Elliot & Sophie - Melbourne, Australia
Venice: Food and Wine Tasting Tour with a Local Guide
Linda 11 Feb 2024
New York

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Travelled in couple - Feb 2024
All of the walking tours with Guru have been great. This was an excellent way to get to know the neighborhood where we were staying. Highly recommend.
HIDDEN SECRETS OF VENICE (JEWISH GHETTO)
Sakshi 30 Dec 2022
Mumbai

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Travelled in group - Dec 2022
Venice is said to be city of love and david and his stories made us fall in love with venice! From small informal chats with him to him telling us history about most monument he truly made our trip magical!. David told us such beautiful things about the city from its building structure stories to the stories behind mask and how words originated in venice that i dont think we could have known about city enough if he wasnt with us
ESSENTIAL VENICE: THE HEART OF VENICE
Andrea 17 Oct 2022
Aarhus

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Travelled in couple - Oct 2022
Guide could barely speak English. We left after a few minutes.
Center of Venice: San Marco
Shir 18 May 2022
Tel Aviv-Yafo

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Travelled in couple - May 2022
The tour was informative and fun! The guide is extremely friendly and is sharing great tips for the stay I'm vencie as well. A great way to learn about the city's history, culture and food and in a nutshell. Highly recommended!
Secret and Mysterious Venice: San Marco and the Silk Road
Sofiya 11 Apr 2022
Hamburg

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Travelled in couple - Apr 2022
War eine gute Tour mit vielen guten Tipps
Free Tour secret and mysterious Venice: the Jewish Ghetto and Cannaregio
Andi 05 Apr 2022
Howlong

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Travelled in family - Apr 2022
Excellent
Explore the hidden Venice
Joseph 06 Dec 2021
Brisbane

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Travelled in couple - Dec 2021
Lucia is very informative and very helpful
Hotspots of Venice: San Marco square, the secrets of the Venetian Republic with a local licensed guide
S hammer 19 Aug 2021
Tel Aviv-Yafo

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Travelled in couple - Aug 2021
We were really impressed and happy we took this tour. Lucia was informative, interesting and funny. She was very accomodating as we were running late and she sent us a message with live location so we could meet the group.
Secrets of the Jewish Ghetto of Venice, the secret local Venice

Venice is a city in Italy and has been a tourist destination for many years. People travel to Venice for its culture and history, which is the perfect combination of medieval and renaissance architecture. It is also known as the "City of Water" due to its aquatic environment.


Nearby are Murano and Burano. The former is an island that is home to the Murano glass industry and the latter is a town on the mainland. Although geographically close, Murano and Burano have very different stories to tell.

To make sure you don't miss a single detail of these two places, there is nothing better than the professional guidance of the Free Tours of Murano and Burano that we offer here at GuruWalk.


The history of Murano dates back to the 9th century when it was founded as a refuge for people fleeing the Saracen invasions of what was then called "Venice". Today, this island attracts tourists not only for its rich heritage, but also for its glass-making industry that has been in operation since the 13th century. Today it is home to more than 400 craftsmen who make exquisite pieces of work such as candlesticks, crockery, ornaments, etc.

Tourists looking for a relaxing holiday can explore the island of Murano. The island is famous for its blown glass and ceramics. Tourists can visit the workshops of renowned glass blowers and watch them do their work. One of the best places to visit on Murano is the Accademia di Belle Arti, a school that specialises in teaching art history, visual arts and crafts to students from all over the world.

The word 'burano' means 'dense' in Venetian dialect. The colourfully painted buildings and small streets make it a popular tourist attraction.


People visit Burano because the town is known for its distinctive architectural style, which led to it being granted World Heritage status by UNESCO as part of a group with the Palladian Villas of the Veneto, which includes many other towns in mainland Italy.


In the past, the island was known for its lace. You can find traditional Burano lace in shops all over the island. Today, tourists come to Burano to see the houses with colourful window panels and roofs in bright shades of pink, yellow or blue.


There are several things you can do in Burano:

  • Take a stroll through the colourful narrow streets and enjoy fresh seafood dishes in the restaurants.
  • Visit the Museum of Traditional Buranes Lace, where you can see how this craft is made.
  • Buy some handmade lace (or other handicrafts) in one of the small shops.
  • Visit the Murazzini Tower, an ancient tower that offers breathtaking views of Burano and Venice.

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