Italy: Venezia & Burano

I woke up at about 5.30 the next morning for a washroom trip. The hotel receptionist was occupying the washroom, taking a shower I think.  He took forever.  I looked out and saw it was sun-rise time.   There was a Gondola just outside our window, bringing in veggies and supplies for the restaurant below.  I decided to go out to see the sun-rise.  Tom got up just then.  We went onto the wooden bridge to catch sun-rise.  It was not particularly stunning, but it was so lovely to see the bridge and the neighbourhood completely quiet and calm, with no people except for a lone man, sweeping the steps of the bridge.  The rest of the day, we continued to explore the beauty of Venice, and took a little trip in the afternoon to the most colourful town in the world, Burano.

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we visited this beautiful church on St. Marco’s Square.
This entire scene is not a painting but a MOSIAC.
Millions of little tiles, put together to create this scene.

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a typical street in Venezia
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In the afternoon, we took a ferry ride to a little island called Burano.  This must be the most colourful island in the world.  All the houses looked freshly painted, and clean, and like a little toy village.  A little dreamy colourful land.  It is said that the people originally painted their homes cos they were fisherman, they would be able to identify their home from a distance.

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we even saw a local painting his home!!!
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These 2 days in Venice were simply romantic, simple, calm.  The only thing I missed was good food.  the place was strewn with tourist trap kind of restaurants. I never imagined I would visit a city like this, so surreal and legendary.  And to have someone so special to share it with.

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One comment

  1. oh, I just love Venice! Burano was rainy the day we went and it was still glowing! I love your dress! xx

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