Thursday, June 14, 2012

The Colours of Burano - Burano Island, Venice, Italy

Charming Burano 
Lovely colorful houses by the canal
Last October, 2010, we had about 3 hours in Venice and we had to give up on Burano because there wasn't enough time to visit this charming little island. This year, I am determined to visit the famous Murano and Burano islands in Venetian Lagoon. We stayed in Tritone, right in front of the Mestre train station and it took about 10 minutes to get to Venice by bus or by train. We bought a 24hours pass for 16 Euro, which is valid on the bus and vaporetto. From Mestre we took a bus to Pizzale Roma and from there we took Vaporetto number 13. 
Burano is a small fishermen island with a population of about 3,000 in the Northern Venetian Lagoon. It has been famous for its lace making industry since the 16th. century. The tiny houses along the little canals are brightly painted with all colors and the colorful reflection is clearly visible in the canals. To explore this island, you just need to walk leisurely along the sidewalks, cross the little bridges until you come to the main square. There are many little souvenir shops along the way for the tourists to marvel on their beautiful crafts and laces. 

Burano is perfect for any photography enthusiast and even amateurs can't go wrong! The colors are so fascinating that everyone is so engrossed with their cameras and every corner of the island becomes a subject of the photo shoot. We had a pleasant day in Burano.




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