Last year was such a travel whirlwind that it’s just now that I’m finally sitting down and going over photos of places that I made only a passing mention of in my other posts. One of them being Burano Italy. After my trip on the Norwegian Jade in November 2012, I took the train from Rome to Venice to spend a few days there before returning home. Last year I did pretty much the same itinerary and visited Murano but did not head to Burano, this year I decided I’d at least take a peak even if I didn’t stay there a full day.
In order to get to Burano you first need to take a Vaporetto from Venice over to Murano. If you’re not getting off at Murano Faro directly, which you probably won’t from Venice proper you’ll want to get off at the one in the central area. Which is usually the first Vaporetto stop. You want to make your way to the Lighthouse which any resident there can point you to, it’s only about 15 minutes away.
As a general direction once you get off of the Vaporetto you head right, walk about until you can cross a bridge to the other side. You’ll go about 5-10 minutes further and made a right onto a wide lane that has a glass art installation about 20 feet in. I wish I remembered the name of this lane, and if I find it in a photo somewhere I’ll mention it. From there you walk straight until you see the Vaporetto stop near the Lighthouse. This is the Murano Faro stop.
The water bus you want to take is number 12. If you walk inside the waiting area you’ll see a poster with the line you need to take in order to get to Burano. Once your bus arrives and you board it’s a little under an hour to get to get there. Make sure that you do not get off at the Mazzorbo stop on the island, the stop you want to get off at actually says Burano. It’s 3 stops away.
The bus station is Burano is larger and covered for both arrivals and departures which is a good thing if you chose a rainy day to visit the way that I did. 🙂
As I had no map of the area and no idea of what I wanted to see there short of there prettily painted cottages, I decided to just head straight and wander around. the weather was damp and rainy and I was starting the feel the effects of it, but decided that I’d trooper on as I didn’t know when I’d get back to this part of Italy next. Even in the mist and rain the colors on this island just radiate. Quaint would be too trite a word to describe these abodes. Colorful, whimsical, individual, stylish, adorable and quirky still don’t do them justice but are some of the adjectives that came to mind when I saw them.
So here is my photo tour of an afternoon in Burano Italy. Hopefully it will inspire you to visit or revisit this lovely, colorful little artisan rich island soon.
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