Venice (Part IV): Burano, “The Island of Painted Houses”

Venice, Italy

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Burano, “The Island of Painted Houses”

Meandering through the little pathways of the tiny island of Burano in Veneto is like walking into a fairytale land. As the nickname “The Island of Painted Houses” suggests, Burano is the picturesque small town known for its brightly-colored houses lining the canals. (Burano is also known for its lace products, which I didn’t even tempt myself with by avoiding the beautiful lace shops). Even with the gloomy weather, Chelsea and I were overcome with little-kid spirit as we joyously ventured through this compact town of colors.

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We had fun losing ourselves in a town too tiny to get lost in 🙂

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Chelsea cartwheeling through the quiet, quaint pathways. There is something about Burano that will bring out the little kid in you.

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Too chilly for boat rides, but it must be beautiful in the spring weather!

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Residents' laundry hanging from windows and lines. The neighborhood was so silent that it was almost spooky--like a ghost town. Perhaps it is simply because of the cold weather. I couldn't help wondering what the lives of these residents are like, though...living in such an incredibly small town that is constantly visited by tourists. I wonder what their sentiments are towards the visitors, and I wonder how much of their time is spent on the island of Burano versus other places in Veneto across the lagoon.

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I could wall-kick my way up some of these pathways 😛

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There is one main street of the city, lined with adorable shops and caffes.

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Many of the window displays and shops were full of masks for Carnevale.

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NEVERLAND! "I will never grow up..."

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Ciao! 😀

Check back for Venice: Part V about the Carnevale.

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