Sunset in Burano, Venice
Burano is 40 minutes away from Venice. One of the island in Laguna Veneta. The lagoon is surrounded by a number of island and hence it is extremely calm. Look like a mirror sometimes. I travelled to Venice 2 weeks before Christmas. The tourists are not yet at the peak. The weather is cold but it is a lot better than the summer heat to me. Even in winter you can experience blue skies and amazingly clear light. With the calm water, clear sky, fewer visitors, and with famous colourful house in Burano, I experienced one of the most beautiful sunset.
While busily taking photo of those colour houses in Burano, we could see the sky has started to turn orange. We have to move ourselves faster to the lagoon to witness the best sunset moment. We know this is going to be a great sunset.
I have taken probably more than 20 photos of the sunset with the local fisherman boats as silhouette. My heart is trembling and have not got over from the great beauty of Burano and the beautiful sunset made me shivering further. I could hear my breath while I was taking the picture because the surrounding was just surreal and peaceful. I guess not many people came to this part of Venice (it is actually considered a village by itself outside of Venice) and furthermore it is winter so the crowd is smaller.
We continue to enjoy the tranquillity and the sunset. There were no other photographer compete with us and no tourist at all around us. If it was in Asia, I am sure this location will be long packed with big number of enthusiastic photographer. I guess normally people spend all the time in Venice when visit this part of Italy and overlook this tiny colourful village which is only 40 minutes boat ride away from Venice. It is worthwhile to make your journey here. If you bought the Venice public boat pass, the boat ride to Burano is inclusive in the pass. Just take the public boat service from Fondamente Nuove station (at northern side of Venice) via Murano and Mazzorbo.
After the sunset, Burano has turned into another beauty with purple sky.
To ensure we were not too late for the last boat, we took the second last boat back to Venice. Make sure you check what is the last boat back to Venice when you were there. If I have more time, I really don’t mind to stay a night at this little island. It is simply lovely.
A link with Venice public boat route map. Click the map to zoom in and you can see Burano at the top right and you can also find the Fondamente Nuove station at the northern side of Venice –
Sunset and sunrise time in Venice –