Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Burano , Italy

These colorful houses are located on the island of Burano, near Venice, Italy. Also known as the Lace Island, this is a place where people believe in color! Here the pink, yellow beige, blue and white houses are reflected in the narrow canal lined with small boats, each as colorful as the houses. I wandered the streets visiting shops specializing in handmade lace and carnival masks. To get here, take a water taxi or a tour boat from Venice. Ours stopped at Murano, the glass island, Burano, and Torcello, with its ancient church containing fantastic mosaics.

Photo copyright Gail Storrs

1 comment:

  1. Beautiful. I went there many years ago although my visit was on a grey, rainy day. Lovely image.