Day trip from Venice : Murano & Burano.

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This post basically is about the passings between the first and the second picture in the collage.

 

Via a vaporetto, we took a short day trip to Burano and a small stopover to Murano on the way back. It takes 45 minutes (one way) & about 6-7 euros from Fondamente Nove to Burano and ten minutes to Murano from the same place.

Burano in gist, is a more colourful and very theatrical looking miniature version of Venice. It’s a fishermen and lacemakers’ island and is shutter crazy photogenic!

 

 

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Let’s go!

 

 

 

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Colour-blocked Burano!

 

 

 

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We brought the colours that were missing in the picture otherwise :D

 

 

 

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And I’m trying to balance the colour spectrum.

 

Lo & behold the colours of town that reminded me of stalls of colours a few days before Holi. On another note, I was wondering whether the people in one house are in good mutual understanding with the neighbours on the either side not to have the same colour for their house!

 

 

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Don’t you think this house looks animated with a red mouth and eyelids with long yellow lashes??

 

 

 

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Beating the heat!

 

 

 

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Well that’s Italy for you!

 

 

 

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By the way she is looking, I can tell red is so her colour.

 

 

 

 

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And this bright, yolky, sunshiny yellow is so mine! :D

 

 

 

 

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The houses are small but very tasteful, loaded with vintage charm.

 

 

 

 

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It was a hot day, which is good to take pictures as most people stay indoors but bogs you down soon.

 

 

 

 

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Love them all, the backdrops! Delighted!! :D

 

 

In late 16th century Burano was the centre of lacemaking for all of Europe but traditional lacemakers are rare today. All the more justification to buy a lace souvenir here.

Still you can find ‘real’ ‘points in air’ (an extremely delicate variety) lace at their lacemaking school.

For those who shop for gastronomic delights, this is a popular place for enjoying fresh fish at an open air trattoria.

 

 

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Burano abounds in shops selling delicate handmade lace.

 

 

 

 

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This probably was the farthest end of Burano.

 

 

 

 

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It was a hot day and these kids are combating it just right!

 

 

And after a stroll around, we hopped back on the Vaporetto and reached Murano.

Murano is known for its glass making industry since 13th century and ‘Murano glass’ is well recognised world over. Most people visit the glass making factory here. But we skipped it, for a better day, some other time, when it is not too hot to be near a furnace.

Expectedly there are lots of shops selling glass souvenirs like glass bead jewellery, venetian goblets and other glass artefacts. My recommendation would be to do your ‘glass’ shopping in Venice itself, as there are better choices with more competitive prices.

There is little else to see in Murano.

It lacks the picturesque quality of Burano so unless you’re interested in glass factory visit, you can easily skip it.

 

 

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A small enclosure of flowers made out of glass in Murano.

 

 

And thus, we returned back to Venice from out short day trip with boldly colourful pictures of the Burano ‘brother’ that we liked better.

 

As I wrap this post up I should tell you that there’s more than what you can find in our itinerary in Venice. For the art and history geeks there are two more reputed museums – Accademia Museum & Peggy Guggenheim Collection. For those who enjoy places for the virtue of being patronised by bigwigs of the past, there’s Harry’s Bar frequented by Ernest Hemingway! Want to enjoy a aristocratic meal ? Make your reservations in advance at the Cipriani’s.

 

For those who like to shop, you could at the most buy some glass souvenirs or venetian masks. There are lots of heavily priced jewellery stores too. If there was something else that missed my radar, I would love to know!

 

We spent four days in Venice but three should work just fine otherwise the heat and too much of Italian food might provoke you to feel that ‘Venice is overrated, let’s go back and plan for somewhere else’. Like we did 😛

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  1. shagufta says:

    Hi Nikita, your write ups are very enjoyable and informative..It takes us with you on tour to different destinations.So keep writing. GOOD LUCK