On one of our days while in Venice we ‘day tripped’ to the islands of Murano and Burano. We decided to go very early for some photo opportunities. Unfortunately arriving on Murano first at a rather early hour (with kids heading off to school – on a Saturday!?) meant that not much was going on. It did allow for some photos of buildings but I didn’t really ‘get’ it. It seemed like every shop only had some glass to sell.
We then headed to Burano with half of the island of Murano it seemed. We decided to get off the first stop (of two) for the island which I am really glad we did. In fact the whole route we took around the island meant that we went around ‘quieter’ streets (although there were still ‘sufficient’ tourists around) before hitting the ‘tourist traps’. I would highly recommend this because it just meant that it felt more like a place where people live (and do a lot of washing of sheets). The map above shows the route we took.
Burano is pretty dang amazing. The houses are all really colourful and it is like a bit of a fairytale. The amazing spring like weather wasn’t too bad either (the video I made was mostly shot on Burano).
Note about the map: it doesn’t include all the roads, those are just the main ones we went down.