Burano

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.

A vaporetto waterbus
A vaporetto waterbus

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.

Burano is certainly colourful!
Burano is certainly colourful!
A canal that leads out to the lagoon
A canal that leads out to the lagoon
Quiet reflection
Quiet reflection
Pastel Haze
Pastel Haze
The White House
The White House
Burano's own leaning tower
Burano’s own leaning tower
Yellow Streak
Yellow Streak
'Paint on the Water' (after messing about with reflections for a while, I was able to get this effect)
‘Paint on the Water’  After messing about shooting reflections for a while, I was able to get this effect (the image is straight from the camera and has not been manipulated)
So bright, it hurts my eyes!
So bright, it hurts my eyes!
It would easy to find this one if given a description!
It would be easy to find this one if given a description!
Going for the distressed look
Going for the distressed look
Restaurant sign
Restaurant sign

Whilst I decided against a visit to Murano, I did take a few photos of the island as we passed.

Murano waterbus stop
Murano lighthouse and waterbus stop
An old glass company warehouse on Murano
Murano
An old glass company building on Murano
An old glass company building on Murano
Old waterside buildings on Murano
Old waterside buildings on Murano
This large derelict building occupies its own island in the middle of the lagoon
This large derelict building occupies its own island in the middle of the lagoon

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).

Church of San Michele
Church of San Michele on the Isola Dei Morti
Walls of San Michele Island
Walls of San Michele Cemetery
Isola De Morti
Isola De Morti

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!

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