Sunday, September 30, 2012

Colorful Burano


Burano is an island near Venice that is an easy day trip by boat.  When we arrived it was clear what made this island remarkable.  Brightly colored houses reflect in the water of the canals.  The lines of laundry are noticeable not only for the old-time feel, but for the unique items that residents decided to hang out their windows. 

Burano is known primarily for fishing and lace-making.  You won't find gondolas, but you will find a lot of shops to explore and incredible seafood.  Because the island's appearance is so striking, photos are the best way to share our afternoon there:  

Yes, that's a wedding dress.
Many artists lined the canals, sketching the houses nearby.  It's difficult to walk around without a camera in your hand.  I wanted to capture everything I saw.  


On a side note - a spritz is a a popular before-dinner drink in the Veneto region.  Made with Campari or Aperol, prosecco, soda water and sometimes an orange slice, the drink can be a little bitter but refreshing.  It's definitely worth a try if you're in the area.

The boat ride to and from Burano takes you past San Michele, a cemetery island.  Its massive fortified walls may be built to keep water out, but I couldn't help but imagine what they might be concealing inside.


Burano was certainly one of the brightest places I've visited, with houses painted in everything from Easter egg pastels to bold primary colors.  It's a wonderful spot to see if you find yourself in Venice.

Next up: Prague!

What photogenic places have you seen?

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