Europe, Italy

The Islands of Murano and Burano

Europe Italy

We set aside an entire day to visit the islands of Murano and Burano. We took a water-bus from Venice to Murano first. Murano is famous for its glass making and glass blowing demonstrations. The island is easy to navigate and can be seen entirely on foot. We shopped for trinkets and ate delicious pizza at a local restaurant. There isn’t much to see on the island but take the time to pop into various shops and take a look at all of the glass souvenirs. You can probably spend about an hour just walking around the island and enjoying the scenery and bright buildings. The day that we were there, there was some sort of rowing event happening. It was fun to watch all of the canoes go by.

Impressive glass art on display in Murano
Strolling around Murano
Candy made of glass

After Murano, we took another water-bus to Burano. I was way too excited to visit Burano because I love photography and I knew the colorful houses were going to be fun to photograph. I wasn’t wrong! Burano is unlike anywhere else because every home is painted a different color. We got some gelato and began our journey around the island. We didn’t have much of a plan besides just wandering around and admiring the rainbow of colors. Again, there isn’t much to see in Burano besides the colorful houses but for me, that was enough. Burano is known for their lace so if you are a fan of lace, this is the island for you. If you are a fan of running around and pointing out which colorful house is your favorite, this is also the island for you. Burano noticeably had more tourists than Murano but I can’t blame everyone for wanting to see the vibrant┬áhouses!

Decaying walls of Burano
Colorful Burano
My favorite wall in all of Burano
We took a selfie on as many colored walls as possible
Contributed by Sigournee Grano
Sigournee is the co-creator of Roaming Love. She is a travel enthusiast, photographer, writer and wife.