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.|
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.
Next up: Prague!
What photogenic places have you seen?