Connected by a bridge to the island of Mazzorbo, Burano is a collection of islands of less than 3000 inhabitants; The heart of the town is Piazza Baldassare Galuppi on which stands the Church of San Martino. Its bell tower has a steep slope due to the partial collapse of his stands, and it’s founded, as some parts of Venice, on stilts. Inside fine workmanship the crucifixion by Tiepolo (1725).
In addition to the manufacture of lace, in the island there is also a school, is also known for its typical brightly coloured houses, although the reason and the origin of this custom is not yet clear. A hypothesis suggests that each color is simply the symbol of a certain family, because even in the modern era to Burano there are few but very common surnames. For this reason in Burano, as in other places of the Veneto region, nicknames are appended to the name to distinguish a family branch. Another guess, perhaps more founded, says that the bright colors would help boaters to regain their homes in the presence of the fog, which has particularly dense Burano. It should be noted that throughout the period of the Kingdom of Italy to change the color of a House would ask permission to a Superintendent.