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Burano Island, Venice

April 2016

Burano Island is 11 km from Venice and take 45 minutes to reach by water bus. You can catch the no. 12 water bus from Fondamente Nove ‘D’ in Venice to Burano.

Burano is a small fishing village and while the men are out at sea, the women folks pass their time knitting lace. Burano laces are known for their intricate quality but a lace blouse could cost €100 upwards. Go bargain hunting and a lace table-cloth that sits 6 could be had for €39. There are a number of restaurants and they specialise in sea food. The ‘Al Gatto Nero Da Ruggero’ restaurant, acclaimed by Jamie Oliver is here too.

For the avid photographers, Burano is a photo spot not to be missed. The colorful contrasting painted buildings is a pleasure to photograph.

Burano Island, Venice

sampaisudah.com visited Burano Island to see the contrasting colored buildings.

Burano Island, Venice

Spotted this colorful boat at the water bus stop.

Burano Island, Venice

The small town square of Burano. Few restaurants around.

Burano Island, Venice

Shops in the square.

Burano Island, Venice

Concrete bridge connecting a canal.

Burano Island, Venice

And a wooden one too.

The colorful painted buildings of Burano Island. On some buildings, the color has weathered down while a couple have fresh paint. About the main reason we came to Burano is to photograph these colorful contrasting buildings. You’ll get brighter and richer photos of buildings that are against the sun rather than those in the shadows.

Burano Island, Venice

favorite spot for tourist to take photograph or selfies.

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Murano Island, Venice

Murano Island, Venice

April 2016

To get to Murano Island (and thereafter to Burano Island) we took the no. 4.2 water bus from Fondamente Nove in Venice. Murano is about 1.5 km away and the ride takes under 10 minutes to reach the Colonna stop. Right in front of this stop there are shops selling glass products which glassmaking is what Murano is famous for.

If you are interested in glassware and crystals, from vases to chandeliers, a visit to Murano Island is for you. However, do be wary that cheap Chinese counterfeits has been known to be passed off as Murano glass. It’s just a look-see experience here as we are not into glass. For our onward ride to Burano island, we took the no. 12 water bus at the Faro stop.

Murano Island, Venice

Fondamente Nove water bus stop in Venice. Take the no. 4.2 or 12 boat.

Murano Island, Venice

Leaving Fondamente Nove heading towards Murano.

Murano Island, Venice

Glass factory in Murano.

Murano Island, Venice

There are also canals in Murano.

Murano Island, Venice

Boats by the canal. No gondolas here.

Murano Island, Venice

Restaurant by the canal.

Murano Island, Venice

An early morning scene in Murano.

Murano Island, Venice

Quiet and tranquil in Murano.

Murano Island, Venice

Ponte Longo connecting the islands in Murano.

Murano Island, Venice

The other side of Ponte Longo.

Murano Island

Campo Santo Stefano with its abstract blue glass starburst sculpture next to the St. Stephen church and its 19th century clock tower.

Murano Island, Venice

sampaisudah.com been to Murano.

Murano Island, Venice

Residential premises towards Murano Faro.

Murano Island, Venice

Murano Faro water bus stop.

Murano Island, Venice

Water bus routes.

Murano Island, Venice

A water bus coming in.

Murano Island, Venice

Leaving Murano heading towards Burano.

Murano Island, Venice

Lighthouse seen from the water bus.

Murano Island, Venice

Water taxi heading to Venice. Many water taxi owner lives in Murano.

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Gondola in Venice

Gondolas, Venice

April 2016

Venice, canals & gondolas …. inseparable. Visited Venice during my bachelor days but did not ride the gondola. This time with beloved wify, it’s a must do. It cost €80 per gondola for a maximum of 6 persons for a day time ride of 30 minutes. Night time ride after 7pm cost €100. These are standard rates in Venice. You can share a gondola with other tourist to share the cost.

Sounds expensive but the gondoliers needs to recover their investment of €30,000 for one fibreglass gondola that would last 3-5 years. To further save on the high cost of living, our gondolier stays in Lido Island and ‘parks’ his gondola in Venice. He would commute to work like us tourist, by taking the water bus from Lido to Venice. At a price of a car for one gondola, we understand why a ride is expensive. Anyway, this would probably be our only gondola ride.

Gondola in Venice

Gondola service nearby Rialto bridge.

Gondola in Venice

Close-up of a beautiful fibreglass gondola.

Gondola in Venice

Standard gondola rates in Venice (2016).

Gondola in Venice

One of the many gondola service points.

Gondola in Venice

A pair of gondolas waiting for customers.

Gondola in Venice

A gondola in the Grand canal.

Gondola in Venice

Another gondola along the Grand canal.

Gondola in Venice

Wify takes a selfie of ourselves. Careful not to drop the phone.

Gondola in Venice

Our gondola about to pass under the many bridges of Venice.

Gondola in Venice

A favorite point to embark onto a gondola …. in front of Hard Rock cafe.

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