Travel: Burano Island, Italy

If Venice has my heart, Burano has my soul... 

Travel: Burano, Italy | My Darling Days
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.

Travel: Burano, Italy | My Darling Days

Travel: Burano, Italy | My Darling Days

Travel: Burano, Italy | My Darling Days

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.

Travel: Burano, Italy | My Darling Days
Travel: Burano, Italy | My Darling Days

Travel: Burano, Italy | My Darling Days
Travel: Burano, Italy | My Darling Days

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!

Travel: Burano, Italy | My Darling Days
Travel: Burano, Italy | My Darling Days

Travel: Burano, Italy | My Darling Days

We found a literal row of rainbow houses...

Travel: Burano, Italy | My Darling Days
Travel: Burano, Italy | My Darling Days

Travel: Burano, Italy | My Darling Days
Travel: Burano, Italy | My Darling Days

Travel: Burano, Italy | My Darling Days
Travel: Burano, Italy | My Darling Days

Wouldn't you love to spend a few days here? Getting lost in the alley ways & relishing in all this colorful goodness?  

Travel: Burano, Italy | My Darling Days


Travel: Burano, Italy | My Darling Days


Travel: Burano, Italy | My Darling Days
A grainy iphone pic, but a favorite none-the-less

Travel: Burano, Italy | My Darling Days

Travel: Burano, Italy | My Darling Days

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!

Travel: Burano, Italy | My Darling Days



Travel: Burano, Italy | My Darling Days
Travel: Burano, Italy | My Darling Days

Definitely put Burano on your travel list.  It's quite darling!

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