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  The History of Burano   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Burano is one of the greater centers of the lagoon of Venice, with its 7.000 inhabitants around, a flourishing activity of fishing, laces and tourism.
Today Burano is a marvelous island, a heaven that enchants the tourists, not only for the historical themes, but even for its charm, for the unreal silence of its mornings, for the happy bawling and for the peculiar local dialect, that has the characteristic to lengthen, almost to double, the consonants.
It is worth tasting, in one of the many restaurants of the island, the typical local dishes, all made with fish, among which the most appreciated for its originality is the "risotto" with "nero di seppia", or the "schie," shrimps of the lagoon that, together with "polenta", represents a unique specialty.
www.buranolace.it /english/burano.asp   (485 words)

 Burano - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Burano is an island in the Venetian Lagoon, although like Venice itself it could more correctly be called an archipelago of islands linked by bridges.
It lies near Torcello at the northern end of the Lagoon, and is known for its lacework.
Burano is also known for its small, brightly-painted houses, popular with artists.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Burano   (300 words)

And, maybe, at least according to some scholars, the drawl still characterizing the sing-song dialect of Burano, is the last trace of thelanguage spoken by the ancient citizens of Altinum.Yet these peoples did not come to an entirely deserted and barren land.
However secluded, distant and off-the-beaten-path as it may appear today, Burano has always been closely connected to Venice, whose glorious past it has shared in good and bad times - it was occupied by French troops and then by the Austrians, and contributed its own heroes to the ill-fated 1848 revolution led by Daniele Manin.
The Burano houses have their distant origin in the ancient lagoon casoni, or fishing lodges, buildings made of reeds and mud with thatched roofs, generally with a square plan, and no more than two or three-storey high.
www.veniceincoming.it /Burano/index2.html   (463 words)

 Burano : Introduction | Frommers.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Burano became world famous as a center of lace making, a craft that reached its pinnacle in the 18th century.
Once at Burano, you'll discover that the houses of the islanders come in varied colors: sienna, robin's egg or cobalt blue, barn red, butterscotch, and grass green.
The Burano School of Lace was founded in 1872 as part of a movement aimed at restoring the age-old craft that had earlier declined, giving way to such lace-making centers as Chantilly and Bruges.
www.frommers.com /destinations/burano/0806010001.html   (343 words)

She was so fond of Burano lace that, at the end of the 14th century, she established a workshop employing 130 lace-makers.
In the course of time, the fame or Burano lace spread throughout Europe and was very much in demand.
The heritage of the golden age of Burano lace had jealously been guarded by an eighty-year-old woman, Vincenza Memo, called Cencia Scarpariola, and she disclosed the secrets of lace-making to a primary school teacher, Anna Bellorio d'Este, who in turn taught them to her daughters and other girls.
www.frcreations.it /fabgallery/pictures/italy/Burano/burano.htm   (660 words)

 Burano - Venice for Visitors
And because Burano's houses tend to be small, the island has a cheerful coziness.
It wouldn't be surprising if Burano were used as a model for a family resort at Disney World.
A "must see" attraction on Burano is the Museo del Merletto, or Lace Museum, in the old Scuola di Merletti or lacemaking school.
europeforvisitors.com /venice/articles/venice-islands-tour-burano.htm   (421 words)

 Venice itineraries - Venice islands - Murano - Burano - Torcello
Murano, Burano and Torcello: If you are well organized, these islands can be visited in one day; if you want more time, you can dedicate one day to Murano and Burano, go back to one of the hotels in Venice that you have chosen to stay in and then visit Torcello the day after.
Burano is one of the prettiest islands in the lagoon: it is a miniature Venice where all the houses are painted in bright colors.
Burano is famous for its lace work, an art carried out since the sixteenth century and which is famous worldwide.
www.travelplan.it /venice_guide_itineraries_murano_burano_torcello.htm   (973 words)

 Burano   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Burano – a half hour from the crush of Venice - is a world apart.
Distinguished from a distance by the tall dramatically tilted tower of its church, Burano is one of Venice’s main islands –; the others are Torcello, Burano, Mazzorbo and the Lido.
Like all the islands in the Venetian lagoon, Burano was settled by fisher folk fleeing Turkish invaders thousands of years ago, and the people of Burano used to trade their fish, fruit and vegetables with the mainland.
www.globaltravelwriters.com /Burano.html   (245 words)

 A Venetian Journal by Robert Eakin: Burano
By the mid-17th century, Burano's lace was known worldwide, but foreign competition and the general decline of Venice brought the industry almost to extinction by 1800.
Today, real Burano lace is a very time-consuming labor intensive art and thus quite expensive.
Burano differs from the other islands in the lagoon in that there are no great palaces or churches, just a low skyline of small one- or two-story houses looking very much alike except for their colors.
www.noehill.com /med/med2002/burano.asp   (422 words)

 Fodor's Travel Guides | Forums Messages
Burano looks pretty, brightly-painted houses, grounds for nice pictures on a bright day, and there's a lot of lace being sold, not all of which is actually made there.
Burano was my favorite part of our trip to Venice.
Each island has their own distinct flavour -- Torcello is almost abandoned, but so quaint and historical; Burano has the beautiful painted houses (a quick stop, then catch the next vaporetto is perfect), and we found Murano charming even with some of the "tacky" shops, which are everywhere in Venice anyway.
www.fodors.com /forums/pgMessages.jsp?fid=2&tid=34420318&numresponses=13&start=0   (1468 words)

 Burano Naaldkant
Needle lace is made on the island Burano in the lagune of Veneice.
The pattern can be hold in the hand while sewing, but is Burano it is pinned on a pillow.
A further advantage is that the worker has both hands free to make the stitch and give the tension needed and do this in the right direction.
www.kloskant.info /kantsoorten/buranolace.html   (154 words)

 The Island of the Venetian Lagoon: Murano, Burano, Torcello with Venice boat and Venice tour guide. Private Venice ...
Excursion to the Islands of the Venetian Lagoon: Murano, Burano and Torcello
Burano is the most cheerful and one of the most populous of the lagoon islands.
We can arrange lunch in Burano or Torcello, where there are some of the best Venetian restaurants.
www.veniceguideandboat.it /excursion_1.htm   (287 words)

 Sicilian Culture: The News: Watch Craftsman At Work While Touring The Islands of Venice
Burano lies about six miles from Venice, and unlike other islands in the lagoon, it has no imposing palaces.
In the 16th century, with the invention of the 'punto in aria,' the art of lacemaking with a needle was born and it immediately became the specialty of Burano.
Although the industry has had its ups and downs, real Burano lace is very expensive today because it takes three years for 10 women to make a single tablecloth.
www.sicilianculture.com /news/veniceislands.htm   (682 words)

 Burano   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Burano is an island in the Venetian Lagoon.
It is famous for its lace and its colorful houses.
To both there was something intention and almost unconsciously they drew closer together harness jingling; and, still without realization, they looked thoroughfare towards the lights and the crowds that they had and Eve had no need of guidance or protection as they crossed it slowly, walking apart; for the dread of physical contact.
www.termsdefined.net /bu/burano.html   (268 words)

 Telegraph | Arts | Object of the week: Burano Horse
Burano horses were a breed used by the Ancient Greeks and Etruscans in wartime to pull carts laden with battlefield and siege machinery.
On Wednesday Brian Taylor's 5ft-high bronze sculpture Burano Horse will go on sale for £6,500 at an exhibition in London that will mark the foundation of the world's first permanent collection of art that can be appreciated by blind and visually impaired people.
Taylor, a former art college lecturer who regularly exhibits at sculpture parks, has captured the raw muscular power of the Burano horse, with its head pressed into the neck, its mane arched and its tail raised to create a feeling of tension and momentum.
www.telegraph.co.uk /arts/main.jhtml?xml=/arts/2005/02/28/baobj28.xml&sSheet=/arts/2005/02/28/ixartleft.html   (344 words)

 Excursions to Italy - Murano & Burano & Torcello
After sailing past the stand of St. Giorgio Maggiore, the Public Gardens, the tip of Sant'Elena and the Lido famous beach resort, the boat arrives at Murano known throughout the world for its glasses manufacturing industry.
The second stop is at the picturesque island of Burano, famous for its fisherman's houses painted in bright colors.
After a short stop of 10 minutes we reach Torcello, the center of civilization in the estuary.
www.freedom-tour.com /excursions/italy/venice/vemurano.html   (145 words)

 dgolds.com Photos: Italy/Burano   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Burano, like Venice, has canals running through it.
We had an excellent seafood lunch at this restaurant in Burano's main piazza.
Some of the houses on Burano, like this one, were charming.
www.dgolds.com /photos/Italy/Burano.htm   (86 words)

 Burano Lace ID   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Since Burano lace has been worked more tightly the mesh appears more square.
Burano is the home of Museo Del Merletto, a lace museum
Burano stitch looked to me like a small square talley.
lace.lacefairy.com /ID/BuranoID.html   (280 words)

 Fodor's Travel Guides | Forums Messages
On the way to Murano we took a water taxi arranged by our hotel, a vaporetto to Burano and then a vaporetto back from Burano to our hotel and I have to say the trip was longer than I expected.
From Burano back to Venice might have taken closer to an hour because there were stops along the way.
I didn't think it could be an hour between Burano and Torcello, maybe on the website I wasn't putting in the parameters correctly.
www.fodors.com /forums/pgMessages.jsp?fid=2&tid=34674809&numresponses=7&start=0   (615 words)

 IgoUgo: Venice Attractions, Venice Festivals, Things To Do In Venice
The Island of Burano, approximately 45 minutes from Venice via water taxi or vaporetto (water bus), is well worth a visit.
Known for its brightly colored houses & for its lace, Burano is a treat for the senses.
Burano, the colorful island, by Shetraveler, Highly Recommended...
www.igougo.com /planning/journalEntryActivity.asp?type=2&entryID=30789   (412 words)

 Burano Lace in Venice
It is handcrafted on the island of Burano, a quaint old fishing village well worth your visit.
Finding authentic Burano lace and embroidery work for sale in Venice itself, however, is not easy, as much of the linens for sale are made elsewhere.
If you wish you may include Venetian lace or any of a multitude of many other items on your bridal registry or as wedding favors for your reception.
www.venice-honeymoons.com /english/burano_lace_venice.htm   (119 words)

 Lacemaking in Burano   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Location: Burano is an island in the lagoon outside of Venice
The venetian laces are made joining the motifs with bars, the Burano laces have a net ground entirely made with needle.
In the museum there are, mostly, examples of Venetian lace ("very" wonderful tableclothes !), but there are wonderful fans and gloves without fingers made in Burano lace.
lace.lacefairy.com /International/Burano.html   (120 words)

 TrekEarth | Burano Reflections Photo   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The Island of Burano just a short ferry ride from Venice is famous for the residents painting skills.
I love that you resisted the temptation to show the subject as well as its reflection, and how the reflection of the houses appear like a painting themselves.
I had the same feeling visiting Burano; reflexion is even better than direct shoot.
www.trekearth.com /gallery/Europe/Italy/photo227743.htm   (153 words)

 ►► Burano   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
12 great wallpapers 800x600 on incredible colors of house in Burano island.
An index page let's you to visualize the 12 wallpapers : left click on that of your choice to increase the image, right click on the image increased to install it.
An index page let's you to visualize the 12 wallpapers simultaneously: left click on that of your choice to increase the image, right click on the image increased to install it.
download.e-not.net /k/burano   (128 words)

 Burano stock photos, images, pictures by Renaud Visage Stock Photography - Travel // Architecture // Interiors
VE100035: Virgin Mary on a wall, Burano Island.
VE100048: Drying clothese on the Island of Burano.
VE100049: Drying clothese on the Island of Burano.
www.renaudvisage.com /en/search/Burano.aspx   (100 words)

 VirtualTourist.com - Burano Tips - Pictures, Tips and Reviews
There was even a time when there was a risk of closing the lace school at Burano, but the doge's wife, Morosina Morosini, promoted the craft and gave a great boost to the lace school on the island.
The most fascinating in Burano are the combinations of colours used to paint the facades, something you cannot see elswhere.
Aside from a few isolated green spaces the majority of the common areas around Burano are covered with paving stones of one sort or another.
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 Burano @Digital Outback Photo
If there is interest I will post some of the indoor shots and shots of our Tuscany bicycle tour.
Burano an island in Venice is a wonderful place to shoot photos on a summer afternoon.
Burano is noted for its lace manufactering but I loved the houses and quiet afternoons.
www.outbackphoto.com /places/2000/2000903_Burano.html   (558 words)

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