Travel opens our eyes to the many ways of seeing the world! This photo was taken on a recent trip to the island of Burano, off the coast of Venice, Italy.
Our local guide told us that legend has it that the fishermen painted their houses wildly different colors so that when they came home late at night, they would be able to easily remember the location of their house. Regardless of the veracity of that story, our guide told us that by law a new owner is not able to change the color of the house – that each house has a deeded color! Having traveled there on a dark, foggy day, it was impossible not to have our spirits buoyed by the bright happy colors of this little island town.
Burano was definitely a tourist destination with a lace making museum, shops and restaurants, but the authentic flavor of the town was still apparent, as we saw many locals congregating at the bars for morning espresso and brioche, a priest scurrying across a rain-soaked piazza, and older men working on their boats. It was a thoroughly charming excursion and will surely provide colorful inspiration for years to come!
Travel tip: To make a day trip of it, take a private water taxi from Venice to Burano (travel time approximately 45 minutes through the lagoon). After some time in Burano take the water taxi further on to the island of Torcello. There you can visit the 7th century Basilica of Santa Maria Assunta and have lunch at the lovely Locanda Cipriani!