This four-part Italy travel photography blog finally comes to an end! To end this series, I thought it’s only fitting to end it with a splash of color. And I mean it literally! Read on and check out the photos from Burano!
Venice & Burano was the last two stop on our itinerary before we flew back to Canada. Originally our plans were to spend two days and one night at Venice, but in all honesty, one day of Venice was all we can handle. Going into Venice, we’ve been warned that Venice is an expensive city that are filled with tourists. Knowing is one thing, experiencing is quiet another. We’ve never experienced or seen a city so filled/packed/concentrated with tourist before, not even the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympic can compare.
I even read somewhere that the local actually will avoid the busy-crowded parts of Venice and typically stay on the outskirt (ie: Castello). But I must say, living in the twenty-first century, I can’t think of another functioning car-free city, which is filled with arts, history and romance. Everywhere you look is like a postcard. Nonetheless, I definitely agree that a trip to Venice & Burano should be on your travel bucket list.
Since we are not so good in handling the crowd, we decided to shoot off for an island excursion — Burano.
Burano is a magical island in the northern part of the Venetian lagoon. They are famous for its lace-making and its vividly-coloured houses. You can have a bad day and if you make your way to Burano, you can’t help but be cheerful by the surrounding colors.
When I think of Venice, I think of a picture like this:
St. Mark’s Square (Piazza San Marco) was called “the drawing room of the world” by Alfred de Musset.
Standing on the Rialto Bridge, overlooking the Grand Canal.
Our daily pit-stop.
An overnight train back to Rome.
Nikon AF-S 18-200 F3.5-5.6 VRII
That’s all you ever need for your next trip. Leave your f2.8 lens at home, save that extra space for a couple of Brunellos instead!