Oct 05 2011

Photos from Venice Trip: Burano

Burano cat

It was my third time visiting Venice (Venice is only two hours’ flight away from London), and this time I was finally able to visit Burano, one of the islands in the Venetian Lagoon. Burano is famous for its lacework and colourfully painted houses, and oh, these houses were so beautiful!

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According to Wikipedia, the colours of the houses follow a specific system originating from the golden age of its development. It says: if someone wishes to paint their home, one must send a request to the government, who will respond by making notice of the certain colours permitted for that lot.

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As you can see in the photo above, most shops in Burano is filled with lace clothes, motifs and handkerchiefs. Burano’s laces are very delicate and beautiful, made by skilled artisans, and are quite pricey. Sadly, most of wallet-friendly lace items are imported.

Mr T and I spent merely two hours in Burano, but it was the most memorable part of the whole trip. If you are visiting Murano (a northern island of Venice, famous for its glass-making), and have a few hours to spare, I definitely recommend visiting Burano as well!

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