Crayon Box Burano, Fishing Village (Part 2)

Burano, Venice, Italy

Burano, Venice, Italy

Crayon Box Colored Homes

Burano, an old fishing village in the Northern Venetian Lagoon, is famous for its brightly colored homes as well as its lace-making. Legend has it that fisherman couldn’t recognize their houses through the fog, so they painted their homes bright colors.  It’s said that house colors have been with families for centuries. Today, if someone wants to repaint his house, he must send a request to the government, who will let the him know which colors are permitted for that lot.

When we toured the islands of Murano, Torcello and Burano, I’m glad our vaporetti, or water taxi, stopped at Burano last. It was definitely the jewel-in-the-crown.

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Striped curtains match house colors.

Striped curtains match house colors.

Many houses and buildings are adorned with religious wall plaques.

Many houses and buildings are adorned with religious wall plaques.

Laundry lines are a common sight.

Laundry lines are a common sight.

Pink up close.

Pink up close.

Colorful canal.

Colorful canal.

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