Make your stay at Venissa and Casa Burano even more special by immersing yourself in the activities we created to make you discover Native Venice to its fullest. Be inspired by the history and heritage of these islands and experience their crafts, nature and gastronomic traditions firsthand.
THE ART OF EMBROIDERY
Embroidery is a century-old craft bound to Burano and its cultural identity. Today, Martina Vidal carries out this tradition in her atelier, which combines artisan quality with a modern look and feel. You’ll visit the flagship store and atelier on Burano Island and, upon request, can also take an embroidery class with a true buranella.
Thanks to the partnership with the rowing association Voga & Para, guests can experience the magic of rowing (vogare) in the lagoon and explore the beautiful islands of Native Venice while guided by the master rowers of Burano.
SAN FRANCESCO DEL DESERTO
A small lagoon boat (bragozzo) will lead you from Burano to San Francesco del Deserto, an island full of history, peacefulness and mysticism, where you’ll visit the marvelous convent of friars minor.
GUIDED TOUR OF BURANO & TORCELLO
Domenico Rossi is one of the last fishermen left in Burano. He carries on the tradition of moeche (soft shell crabs) in Torcello and will take you on a boat tour to show you all the traditional fishing methods used in the lagoon. Exploring the Northern lagoon aboard his bragozzo is an unforgettable experience.
BOATING ALONG THE LAGOON
Domenico is one of the last remaining fishermen of Burano and he still carries out the traditional method of fishing for moeche, or lagoon soft shell crabs. Discover the lagoon and its traditional fishing techniques with him.
CYCLING IN SANT'ERASMO
Rent a bike and take off on an exploration of Sant’Erasmo, also known as the garden of Venice. Cycle along vineyards, marshes and fields of violetti artichokes. An open-air experience to enjoy one of the most verdant parts of the Venetian lagoon.
PHOTOGRAPHING THE LAGOON
The one-of-a-kind colours of Burano, the magical sunsets that tinge the water of gold and red…alone or with a guide, hop on a boat and capture the most enchanted corners of these islands with your camera. An ever-lasting memory of your trip.
You’re only two boat stops and a short bus ride to the wide free beaches of Cà Savio and Cavallino, where you can relax and make the most of a day by the sea.
KAYAKING IN BURANO
Rent a kayak at the Burano rowing club and explore the lagoon at your own peace while gliding gently on its peaceful waters.
Follow our wine ambassador on a sensorial journey that begins in the vineyard and continues in the glass. Discover the nuances and the fascinating story of the wines we make in this unique terroir. See our wine tasting experiences.
THE LAST GOLDSMITH
The Berta Battiloro family is the last family of goldsmiths left in Venice (and in Europe) to practice the craft of forging gold by hand. Visit their workshop and experience this refined art first-hand.
BACARI & CICCHETTI
Two ferry stops and you’re in Venice, where the locals practice the art of aperitivo as part of their lifestyle. We’ll recommend the best places for wine (ombre) and snacks (cicchetti). Ask for a map of our favourite bacari at reception!