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 for military valor in World War I. Just before heading to the battle that would take his life, he married his sweetheart, Ines Vio, a local teacher from Burano. A plaque marks the house on the island where the couple lived for a short while.
After a short rest back at the apartment, we headed out for dinner. At this time of early spring, on a weeknight, the town is very quiet, once the tourists grab the last ferry back to Venice. It was odd, because even in the smallest of towns on the mainland, there would always be a pub or a bar/café open, where one can grab a drink before dinner. That was not the case here. There was nothing open! Only a handful of restaurants had their lights on, and while we did find that slightly strange, it was also oddly charming at the same time. We headed to a restaurant not far from the apartment, just off the main piazza, and dined on fish soup, scampi, and gnocchi with crab meat. Of course, we had dessert as well!
As we made our way back to the apartment after dinner, we were astounded at how quiet the town was!
Next Up: We begin a second delightful day in lovely Burano!
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