The Colours of Burano, Italy
A day trip to Burano was one of the very first activities I planned for my trip to Venice this time, it simply cause I want to see the other part of Venice that I ve never seen before.
Venice in summer is absolutely crazy with tourists, and to be in Burano for a day is a perfect side trip.
Through Flickr & Instagram, I did a lot of brainstorming by browsing photos about Burano. The island is just too famous and popular for its pretty colors and with all the colorful homes and laundry-filled alleyways, Burano is a true amateur photographers dream.
Actually like the other village in Venice lagoon, Burano is an old fishing village whose traditions date back to Roman times. Families who live in Burano used to paint their homes in bright colors to designate where their family’s quarters ended and a neighbor’s began, as well as to make their homes more visible from the sea.
I read in several posts that 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.
Having lunch with sea food menu is a must, fresh seafood caught by the local fisherman is a real treat. Squid ink pasta and pasta with mussels in white wine sauce, absolutely a finger licking menus to try.