La Scuola is a charming B&B located in a peaceful authentic Italian village between Venice and Lake Garda in the yet to be discovered region of Veneto.
What is the story behind Casa Burano, what was your inspiration to create it?
It started as a desire to recuperate some of the houses that had been left vacant on the island of Burano, which is famous for its colourfully painted buildings. Many of these were uninhabited and up for sale and, at the time, Burano didn’t have any sort of hospitality project, other than people visiting on day trips.
So in collaboration with local artisans and designers, the team from the Venissa hotel on neighbouring Mazzorbo acquired and refurbished five of these houses to create 13 rooms. Each has a slightly different interior concept but they have been renovated with the same philosophy and mindset. Through the project, not only have we recuperated spaces that would otherwise be left vacant but offered a new way of experiencing the Venetian Lagoon.
How would you describe the atmosphere and interior design of Casa Burano?
The atmosphere is extremely laid back. The interiors are minimal but with accents that would immediately remind you of where you are. The moment you step outside, your senses are invested in so much — the colour and life of Burano — so the interiors have been conceived to offer a sense of serenity and calm — a place to retreat to.
To you personally, what is so special about Casa Burano?
The houses provide a unique opportunity to dive into a world that is almost impossible to experience unless you spend a little time there. By staying at Casa Burano, you can truly take in the spirit of the island and be left with something very rich.