Less than 3,000 people live on this small island. Burano Island is in the Venetian Lagoon, about 7 km away from Venice, about 40 minutes on a vaporetti (Venetian motorboat). The island is known for its lacework and brightly coloured homes. The colours of the houses follow a specific system originating from its development; if someone wishes to paint their home, they must send a request to the government, who will respond by making notice of the certain colours permitted for that lot. It was busy when we visited in April; I would imagine it is crammed shoulder-to-shoulder in peak tourist season.
Finally some photos from Venice, one of my favourite cities, just a mere six months after our visit. The complete album with fullsize photos: albums/72157669859746623. You can click on the ones here to see the larger version.
And from our first lunch in Venice, Olivia’s photo of her favourite meal from our whole European trip…She still raves about how tender the chicken was. And, the first time the girls tried real Italian gelato:
View from our apartment:
The amazing canals, lanes, and piazzas:
Part of our stash; now the girls know why I love Sephora: