Oh my (sigh).. wished we’d had longer here … to stroll between the colourful houses … to get ‘that’ perfect shot of reflections on the canal water … to spend time marvelling at the intricate lace making … to visit the lacemaking museum .. .. ..
More time is definitely needed on the island of Burano, home to brightly coloured houses inhabited by fishermen, and well known for it’s lacework. Traditional lacemaking with needles began here in 16th century. Handmade lace is very expensive, but there’s plenty of machine-made lace which is still beautiful (this was a board – for tempting tourists like ourselves – at the dock)
We had time, before our dinner booking at Trattoria de Romano, to walk with Antonella, our Tour Director, through some of the streets. A unique and charming array of brightly coloured houses ..
Church of Santa Martino, with the leaning campanile – founded in 959 – current church built in 16th century ..
Neither hubby and I can remember what we ate except for the fish risotto, which was the best risotto I’ve tasted!!!!
While standing on the dock waiting for our sunset cruise back to Lido di Venezia, a wedding party came drifting by ..
… and off we sailed .. into the sunset .. saying farewell to this characteristic island … (a place I would return to)
The trip back was glorious! Sun setting over the Venetian Lagoon .. a magical experience !! … next post
p.s. a good glass
bottle of fine red wine would have been perfect to complete the picture 😉