Burano – Day 2 – Part 2 – Sunlight and Colors

Even though Burano is a city without a single car in it, there is a gas station.  After all, boats need fuel, too! A plaque above the restaurant, Trattoria da Romano, remembers Giovanni Tomadelli, who was born in the building. Only a few steps away from the old outdoor fish market, you will find the…

Burano – Day 2 – Part 1 – Drawings on A Building

Accepting its reflection, the heart is complete! In my opinion, the city of Burano is at its best in the morning hours, before the first ferry arrives from Venice.  At that time of the day, the locals are out, doing their shopping, or preparing for their day, and there is still a sense of calmness…

Burano – Day 1 – Part 4 – Tranquility in Color

It was time to stop and have a bit of refreshment, so we sat down at the small café pictured above, and ordered two drinks.  There is nothing like an Aperol Spritz on a warm spring afternoon, in a beautiful place! Alfredo Di Cocco was an Italian captain, who was decorated with a gold medal…

Burano – Day 1 – Part 3 – Charming Houses

I was utterly charmed by the small, ceramic house numbers, and the decorative details that many of the homes were adorned with. Tables for the fishermen to display their catch still fill the square where the old fish market used to be.  Today, it is more of a place to sit and relax, as the…

Burano – Day 1 – Part 1 – We Arrive!

Our next destination was the small town of Burano.  Located only seven kilometers from Venice, it is only reachable by boat.  The person traveling to Burano has three choices: Either take their own vessel, if they are lucky enough to own one, or have rented one for personal use; take a vaporetto, the equivalent of…