Tuesday, 14 February 2017


Burano is an island in the Venetian Lagoon, northern Italy; like Venice itself, it could more correctly be called an archipelago of four islands linked by bridges. It is situated near Torcello at the northern end of the Lagoon, and is widely known for its fine lace work, which is very expensive because it is extremely time-consuming to make.

Burano is also known for its small, brightly painted houses, which are popular with photographers and artists. The colours of the houses follow a specific system originating from the golden age of its development. If someone wishes to paint their home, one must send a request to the local government authority, which will respond by making notice of the certain colours permitted for that lot.

Other attractions include the Church of San Martino, with a leaning campanile and a painting by Giambattista Tiepolo (Crufixion, 1727), the Oratorio di Santa Barbara and the Museum and School of Lacemaking.

This post is part of the Our World Tuesday meme,
and also part of the Travel Tuesday meme,
and also part of the Ruby Tuesday meme,
and also part of the Wordless Wednesday meme,
and also part of the Wednesday Waters meme.


  1. What a cheerful place to visit, I love all the colors of the building!!

  2. While waiting for me to arrive in Venice for our Aegean/Mediterranean cruise, my husband spent a few days in Venice and visited Murano, where they do the glass-blowing. I've never visited either island, but I think I'd prefer Burano with its beautifully painted houses.
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  3. What a wonderful picture! So colorful and lifeless.

  4. so beautiful. I loove the colourful houses. I like italy very much and I will follow.
    best regards

  5. Since I love color, this is a place I have wanted to visit in a long time.