If Venice has my heart, Burano has my soul...
Burano is a cheerful little archipelago in the Venetian Lagoon that’s exploding with color. Known as the The Island of Lace, thanks to the women makers in the 16th century, it’s a quaint & picturesque town just 40 minutes off the coast of Venice, which we traveled to by boat. Its four single islands, separated by canals & connected by footbridges, like Venice.
Upon arriving to shore, we were greeted by the leaning bell tower of Church of San Martino, and couldn’t wait to explore the town on foot.
We were told that if you live on Burano and wish to paint your home, you much request permission from the government, who will advise which colors you’re allowed to paint your lot as the hued homes are not determined randomly. It was said that the fishermen originally painted their houses to find their way home from sea – little did they know their colorful choices would make this a popular tourist attraction!
We found a literal row of rainbow houses...
Wouldn't you love to spend a few days here? Getting lost in the alley ways & relishing in all this colorful goodness?
Right before we were about to hit the sea to return to Venice, a waterspout appeared in the distance... kinda cool, but kinda freaky too!
Definitely put Burano on your travel list. It's quite darling!