I think Burano was by far my favorite stop on our Italy trip. This beautiful island of the Venetian lagoon is so quaint and picturesque. When we decided to go to Venice, I knew I just had to visit Burano!
Burano was one of the first thriving Roman settlements in the area, but it wasn’t until the 16th century that this island became renown world-wide. Each city-island of the Venetian lagoon is known for being the main provider for a specific good. Murano is famous for its handcrafted glass, Sant’Erasmo for agriculture, San Pietro in Volta e Pellestrina fishing, and San Michele is the famous cemetery (yes, an entire island as a graveyard!). Burano is known for its colorful houses and precious handcrafted lace.
To this day you can view old women sitting outside of their homes with a big pillow prepped on their legs, working tirelessly as they bring to life their beautiful creations. Can you believe these women craft these treasures by simply using a needle and thread?!
Burano is the perfect place for a romantic walk. We were lucky enough to reach Burano at the end of the day, right before sunset. We walked along the canal and ventured through the small alleys. Everything felt out of a dream.
Burano was also the first time Chris tried real artisan gelato. He seems to be very fond of gelato al pistacchio. Me, I’m more of a Tiramisù gal.
Just when I thought life couldn’t get any better, God put on a show and left us speechless. As the sun was making its way to the horizon, we found ourselves in a charming park overlooking the lagoon. Through teary eyes I watch the sun fall behind the horizon, painting the sky shades of red, pink, and blue, feeling extremely blessed to be able to witness such beauty. And that is a feeling I will never forget.
Can you remember the last time you paused to enjoy a sunset? Please share your story below 🙂