Following on from my post about Venice, I’m sharing another little stop we made that you definitely need to add to your list: Burano! A little further afield, and a 40 minute ferry ride away, Burano is filled to the brim with color. My kind of place, really! You know I’m always seeking out pastel houses in London, so why should Italy be any different really? If you’re planning a trip to Venice, make sure you carve out a little time to visit this island!
We lucked out with the weather while we were in Venice, and the day we went to Burano was no different! It was the perfect sunny weather (oh hey 22°, I miss you), with not a single cloud in the sky. Warm but not roasting, ya know? Once we got to the island, we spent a few hours just wandering and taking it all in. I imagine even in the rain, it would be pretty!
Burano definitely a popular destination; our ferry was packed with people, but once everyone dispersed, it was peaceful and quiet! There were a few times when we were walking, when we were completely alone!
We walked around admiring the colorful houses, before crossing over the bridge to Mazzorbo. It’s another little island, connected to Burano, but with it’s own little character. There’s a pretty walled vineyard to walk through and even more colorful houses!
Fun fact! The houses are painted bright colors so they can be easily seen from the water, even at a distance. On our ferry ride back to Venice, we kept staring out at them from across the water!
The ferry to get to Burano is pretty regular, so if you’re thinking of going, it’s so easy! What we should have done (hindsight is a wonderful thing) is stop at a grocery store on the way and have a little picnic out on the grass! The weather was perfect for it, and everywhere you sit is a nice view!
Make sure you stop off and get some gelato too, because it’s kind of the perfect atmosphere for it. Besides, I never met a gelato I didn’t enjoy!
Either way, it’s a delightful stopover when you’re in Venice, something a little quirky, colorful and different!