Travel photography Murano Burano Italy

Murano & Burano | Italy

Murano and Burano are two smaller islands that are part of the Venice archipelago and historically, Morano is where the glass-blowing factories are located and Burano was where the fishermen lived. Because of this, they are both much simpler in terms of architecture, the working class neighourhoods, so to speak, and quite a contrast to the sumptuous regality of Venice proper. Burano in particular is very pretty and colourful and, to our relief, much less crowded. People actually still live here, the fountains have water, the pace is much more laid-back and we spent a blissful afternoon wandering the tiny lanes…

Travel photography Venice Italy

Burano, Italy

So in keeping with the Venice photos from last week, this is Burano… one of the smaller islands on the outskirts of this “floating city”. It´s a half-hour boat-ride away from the city centre and much less crowded with tourists, definitely worth the effort of you´re going to be spending a few days in Venice. Burano was historically the fisherman´s neighbourhood, so the architecture isn´t as opulent as the more aristocratic centre… the houses are smaller, simpler and much more colourful. There also seems to be a greater sense of community here… there are less abandoned houses and more people…