Italian Summer Vacation Series: Island of Burano

pinterest burano 1When spending a few days in Venice, one of the best day trips to make is to the lesser known islands of Murano and Burano. The first island I want to share today is Burano. This island is an Instagrammer’s dream to photograph! All the colors!!!! Riding up to the dock with the tour boat, I could start to see all the little houses each a different and brightly painted color. Then you realize the entire island is a maze of beautiful alleys and pathways covered with unique and rainbow colored homes. It would be very easy to get lost just wandering through, admiring each street that you came upon.DSCN3783DSCN3809DSCN3796DSCN3808HOW TO GET THERE: The best way to see Burano is with a half day boat island tour starting from the Venice main island near St. Marks Square. We chose a tour through Viator for $40 per person. The tour includes both a stop at Murano and Burano and leaves plenty of exploring time on both islands. The ride takes about 40 minutes from Venice and you’ll get to see a few interesting sights along the way. When nearing Burano, you’ll be able to see it’s leaning bell tower that has been there since 1704. DSCN3761Once on the island, there is also plenty of time to take a break and stop for an Italian pizza lunch with Bellinis(peach deliciousness!).  DSCN3847 copyDSCN3767DSCN3832
We ended up having a cloudy and rainy day while there (end of May the weather tends to be a toss up near Venice) but, even so, it was still one of the most stunning and unique places I have ever photographed. Plus, with fewer people outside, I think the photos turned out even better! This quaint fishing town, now home to quite a few tourist shops as well, was an absolute must for me on my Venice bucket list. 🙂
DSCN3762 Wednesday we’ll be continuing the Venice island tour and heading onto Murano! Check back then to see all the stunning views of this beautiful island known for its glass blowing!

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