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The Island of Burano

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It lies South-East of Mazzorbo, among Torcello, S. Erasmo, and San Francesco del Deserto. It's the most important center of the Northern Lagoon and has 5 thousands of inhabitants. It's linked to Venice by public water buses.
Burano, or la Boreana, derives its name from one of the doors of Altino from which was founded.When Torcello was a town Burano was a village. The bright colours of its popular houses are a peculiarity and its principal economical activities are productin of laces and fishing.
There were many important examples of sacred architecture, but nowadays only few remain. Four religious constructions lasted till Napoleonic period as property of Diocesi of Torcello: Santa Maria delle Grazie, now desacrated, San Mauro, San Vito and San Martino Vescovo, parish church still existing.

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