Burano – Day 1 – Part 2 – Exploring the Many Colors of the Venetian Lagoon’s Happy Place

The plaque on the teal-colored building below, above La Perla Gallery, dates from 1911, and pays tribute to Doctor Lorenzo D. Bianchi.  This is where the celebrated surgeon lived.

Like its much larger neighbor, Venice, Burano is made up of a group of islands, all connected by pedestrian bridges.

One could spend hours browsing the shops that line the main waterways of the town.  Merchants display their goods outside, against the colorful painted walls of the neighboring buildings.  It seems as if crime is nearly nonexistent!  No one worries about anything being stolen, or knocked over.  Life here is simple, and people seem to trust not only their neighbors, but also the hundreds of strangers who come to take in this lovely place on a daily basis.

There is one supermarket in Burano, called Coop, which is a chain found in many Italian cities.  We decided to take advantage of it, and went inside to purchase a few things we needed for the apartment, such as breakfast items and other groceries.  After that, we took our purchases back to the apartment, and then, set out once again to explore some more.

The former Chiesa delle Cappuccine now functions as a civic center, but looked closed, when we were there.  The church was also known as the Chiesa di Santa Maria delle Grazie.  It is one of only three historic religious buildings still standing in Burano.  Built on the site of an earlier church, the one we see today dates from the first half of the 17th century.  The photos below show the back of the former church.


Next up: We continue to explore delightful Burano!


Note: This blog is written in English and Spanish, and the author takes no responsibility for the quality of any other translations that may appear.  If you have enjoyed this post, please, check out our archives for more posts from Burano, as well as other Italian destinations.  Grazie!


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