Rather than spend another day walking around Venice proper, I headed out to the island of Burano today to see the colourful houses along the canals. I had planned to also visit the islands of Murano and Torcello but, after Burano, I decided that I was ‘Veniced-out’ so I headed back to the hotel.
To get to Burano, I had to catch the bus into Venice and then buy a ticket for the vaporetto (water bus). A one-day tourist pass for 20 euros was the best deal, otherwise each individual boat ride costs 7 euros. From the Piazzale Roma bus station, I took the 4.2 vaporetto to Fondamenta Nove and from there got the number 12 to Burano. The number 12 boat also stops at Murano (where Murano glass comes from) and Torcello, so it is handy for hopping on and off if you want to visit all of the islands. On the wa back, the 12 bus returns to Fondamenta Nove and then a 4.1 gets you back to the bus station.
Burano is like a miniature Venice with its canals and alleys, but the houses are painted in brighter colours. Many of the shops sell lace products that are made on the island so it is a good destination for anyone interested in buying fine lace items.
Whilst I decided against a visit to Murano, I did take a few photos of the island as we passed.
Close the the Fondamenta Nove vaopretto stop is Isola Dei Morti (Island of the Dead). The walls on this island enclose the Cimitero San Michele (cemetery).
So that about does it for Venice. Tomorrow I drive to Verona in preparation for Bev’s arrival the following day. My feet need the rest after all of this walking!