Sunday, 25 September 2011

Burano, Italy

The village you want to stamp, depict, portray, photograph

The Island of Burano is the most picturesque island of the Venetian Lagoon and it’s only 7 kilometers (4.3 miles) away from Venice
Though Burano is a pretty little fishing village (pop. 6,000), take a short 40 minute trip by Venetian motorboat (‘vaporetti’) to visit this beautiful and colourful island. 
Burano has its own architectural style, more intimate than Venice, with tightly packed houses. 

There are no gardens, there are no cars. A labyrinth of tiny roads, which are called calli, corti and fondamenta, weaves around the multicolored buildings...
Unlike Venice, Burano is richly colored. Actually it is known for its small, brightly-painted houses, popular with artists. This calm island is a photographer's paradise.
 These little c Colourfully painted houses line up next to each other and form a truly picturesque townscape.

According to legend, the local fishermen used to paint the facades with brilliant colors in order to recognize their homes from a distance at sea. 

According to others, the different colors served simply to show where one property ended and another began. Still, each home remains recognizable, even from a small boat far out into the harbor. 
Nowadays 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 government, who will respond by making notice of the certain colours permitted for that lot.
Burano is, without doubt, the most picturesque island in the lagoon. Believe me, you will be instantly struck by how pretty the town.

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