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Monday, May 6, 2013

{Trip Report} Burano, Italy

Hello, hello!! I hope you all had a fabulous weekend. We had cool and windy Spring weather, so between the soccer and baseball games, we tackled the dumping zone, aka, our garage. I went at it so fast and hard, I didn't even take pictures. I'm sure you all know what a hot-mess-garage looks like, so you won't miss those 'Before' shots...but I am pretty excited about some of the new organizational systems coming together out there. I'll be sure to share once it's complete.

We didn't have to worry about the weather in Italy, because it was warm and sunny everyday! We never needed more than a light jacket, and you'll see on future {Trip Reports}, I was even in sundresses a few days. Burano is so small, it's really just a day-trip, but the town is so charming, it deserves it's own post.


Hi Sugarplum | {Trip Report} Burano, Italy

It's a quick and easy trip from Venice to the island of Burano. Using the same vaporetto pass as is needed to get around Venice, board the #12 boat for the 30-minute ride. The boat will stop at Murano first, known for it's blown-glass, but we stayed on, and continued to Burano.

Hi Sugarplum | {Trip Report} Burano, Italy

Burano is famous for the centuries-old lacemaking. But I loved it for the rows of brightly colored homes, lining small channels. Each one is painted a different vibrant color, but all have the same dark green shutters. If an owner wishes to repaint, they have to request it through the government, who then tells them what colors are permitted for their lot. Talk about Homeowners Association!
 
Hi Sugarplum | {Trip Report} Burano, Italy

Just like Venice, there are no streets or cars. There's not even a public boat system, which isn't a problem because the entire island can be walked in an hour.

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Burano

Hi Sugarplum | {Trip Report} Burano, Italy

We tried to decide which color we'd want if we had our own little row house. I'm leaning towards pink, but the Mister has a thing for Barney purple.

Hi Sugarplum | {Trip Report} Burano, Italy

Hi Sugarplum | {Trip Report} Burano, Italy

The main canal has a few shops and restaurants, along with some souvenir carts, but that's about it!

Hi Sugarplum | {Trip Report} Burano, Italy

No, this isn't Pisa, nor is the picture crooked....this tower really leans.

Hi Sugarplum | {Trip Report} Burano, Italy

While on Burano, we did what we do best....wander around and eat.

Hi Sugarplum | {Trip Report} Burano, Italy


Hi Sugarplum | {Trip Report} Burano, Italy

This was the day I finally felt like myself again...can you tell I'm pretty excited? And high on sugar.

Hi Sugarplum | {Trip Report} Burano, Italy

{Where We Ate}
Da Romano is supposed to be beyond amazing...
Anthony Bourdain said so on one of his shows anyway.
But we didn't eat there.
It's closed Monday.
The day we were there.
I guess they didn't realize we'd traveled half-way across the country for them.


So we ate at the cutest little place on the other side of the canal.
It was the best lasagna of my life.

It also didn't appear to have a name, so we took a picture.
It's the only spot on the island with a green and white striped awning.

Hi Sugarplum | {Trip Report} Burano, Italy

If by fate you find yourself in Venice, take the magic one step further and visit Burano.

Hi Sugarplum | {Trip Report} Burano, Italy

What color house would you choose? Can you even imagine living in such a small, quaint, floating village?

Catch up on this trip:

Part 2: Venice

29 comments:

  1. I love your trip photos. Looks like a trip of a lifetime :) xo Kristin

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  2. Burano sounds like sweet, dreamy place. Adorable pics. So glad you had fun!

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  3. Beautiful pictures! We went to Venice a few years ago and totally fell in love. Will definitely take up your suggestions for our next trip. =)

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  4. I want to live in a lime green house! Looks like a dream - what a fun trip you had!

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  5. What a great trip, loving all the colored houses!! So fun!!!

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  6. Beautiful, just beautiful! And, that food looks just so scrumptious! Thanks for sharing your trip, I am loving these posts! :)

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  7. LOVE all of the bright colors! How fun! I think I'd pick the peachy coral!

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  8. Oh how fun! Looks so amazing! I'm heading to Italy myself in August and I have never been there before. I can't wait and after seeing your post, I think we need to add Burano to the list that is getting longer and longer every day! Ugh! How are we going to get to it all? Thanks so much for the info!

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  9. how amazing are your pictures????? now im dying to go!!!!!!!

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  10. What an amazing little place! I've been to Venice but never Burano...your photos make we want to hop on a plane tomorrow!

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  11. I am so enjoying reading about your adventures abroad! Maybe one day I'll make it over there to see it all for myself. (:

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  12. After reading this post, I really want to paint my house pink. Or purple. And I want to eat ice cream. :)

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  15. Looks like so much fun!
    This is maybe a weirdly personal question, but how old we're the kiddos when you guys started solo vacations? Or did you always do them? Seems so important for couples :)
    Anyway gorgeous pics and happy you had such fun!

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    1. We've been lucky enough to take one per year of our entire marriage...except the years our 2 kids were born. Since I breastfed, we stayed close to home then.

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  16. Love love love your happy holiday snaps. A little bit of trivia for you. My dad is from the Greek island of Lefkas aka Lefkada aka Santa Maura. The Venetians were the rulers of the Ionian Islands and relocated many citizens of Burano to Lefkada. The townsfolk on the island are known as "Buranelli" and the lilting way in which they speak is known as "Buranellika". Looking at your gorgeous photos reminded me so much of Lefkas town...uncanny.

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  17. Oh my goodness, that looks so amazing. I must go back to Italy to see this place!!!

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  18. Such a beautiful town- I'm so glad I came across this post because I'm actually going to Venice in two weeks! You mentioned the vaporetto pass and said board the #12 boat for the 30-minute ride- is a vaporetto pass something good to have while in Venice? Is this similar to like a water bus? Thanks!

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    1. Hi Christina! So jealous you're about to be in Venice!! Check my Venice post for more info on the Vaporetto passes...but yes, it's the same as the water bus. And the same one you take to Burano (and the other islands) Have a ball!!!

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  19. This place sounds wonderful! Your pictures are gorgeous and have me craving a gelato!

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  20. Great pictures! Can I ask where you got your lovely leopard print scarf? It's gorgeous!

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  21. Great pictures! Can I ask where you got your lovely leopard print scarf? It's gorgeous!

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    1. thanks girlie -- it's from jcrew factory!!

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  22. Seems like its an non crowded and peaceful place.ill surely visit bureno if i would been to venice dear...the pictures are outstanding

    christian bookstores

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  23. This is awesome. I just came back from doing pretty much the same Italy cities that you did and am in withdrawal, so I popped over to check out your posts again :) I loved Burano, and could totally imagine living there. For a short time. It's so quiet and peaceful that it felt like you could really relax there!

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  24. Oh wow! I've been to Italy, but we did not hit up Burano. It looks beautiful! Thanks for sharing.

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  25. Thanks again for the wonderful post, Cassie! My husband and I just got back from our trip and Burano was one of my favorite spots! It was just as adorable in person as it was pictured on your blog. Ciao! :)

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Your comments are like popcorn with milk duds, I just can't quit them. Thanks for taking the time to share your positive thoughts! xoxo, cass

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