Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Burano - full of colour

On our last day we decided to take a water bus.... vaporetto...... to Burano Island.   Above is Murano Island ... the sign shows a friends surname.  We didn't have enough time to do everything and decided that we had seen enough Murano glass in Venice that we did not need to visit there.

This is a Vaporetto or water bus.

Our first view of Burano.....oh so colourful.  The rumour we heard is that the wives paint their houses these bright colours so the fishing husbands can see them while they are at see.

Isn't it so quaint.  There are lots more colours to follow.  I will let you look at admire.

Couldn't resist .... another leaning tower.

This is definitely the brightest place we did see.  Shame we didn't get a photo of the door as it had the most beautiful glass work on the door.  It was a little like stained glass but certainly had that Murano touch.  I bought some beautiful glasswork here.  I get the feeling a lot of the glassblowers make Burano home.

From this shot down are our daughters view of Burano.....I hope you enjoy the different perspective. 

I love how neatly they paint up to their border lines.

I just had to add...this is another place I would love to come back to spend more time.  We had an hour to see as much as we could.  Definitely needs more time for exploring and enjoying.


  1. love all the colourful buildings, how fun!

  2. oh gosh.. look at all those gorgeous colours - bit different to here!! ♥

  3. Only an hour!! Gasp!! Okay...all these posts of Italy are now making me want to book a trip!! Hmmm, maybe next year for my 5 year anniversary?!! Better holler for hubby and see what he thinks! LOL!

  4. Wow! Love the colours...so quaint! What a trip of a lifetime - thanks for sharing.
    Alicia xx

  5. How close are those houses lol, very neat painting! Like the tale about the fishermen. Would love to go to venice, maybe one day, take careX:)


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