Burano – L’Isola Flamboyant!

My visit to Burano on a gloriously sunny first of May, was intensely overwhelming. And not all due to its abounding vibrance.

It was standing room only on the vaporetto ride to and fro, as well as in the restaurants around the piazza. I picked up a surprisingly well made crumbed chicken panini and escaped to a bench on the sea front at the back, after exploring some relatively quieter side streets. The holiday hordes contributed muchly to my appreciation of tranquil Torcello later that afternoon.

The island’s dazzling, almost obnoxiously bright building facades however, were well worth braving the crowds for. Although I couldn’t help thinking I would likely have painted* my house a boring white, if I were one of its two thousand odd hapless residents!


* Painting one’s house on Burano isn’t a matter of personal choice. It requires prior permission, and is restricted to a list of permissible colours.

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Madhu is an Interior designer turned travel blogger on a long sabbatical to explore the world. When not crafting stories on The Urge To Wander, she's probably Tweeting @theurgetowander or sharing special moments on instagram.com/theurgetowander

124 thoughts on “Burano – L’Isola Flamboyant!

  1. Io estenderei l’obbligo di chiedere un suggerimento sul colore delle facciate a tutte le città, anche perché spesso troviamo degli obbrobri incredibili, in fondo il colore fa parte di uno stile architettonico che va rispettato.

    1. I agree completely Popof. In India I would welcome restrictions on new building styles as well. ‘approbrium’ truly sums it! 🙂

  2. Oh, I adore the colors! These shots all all gorgeous, Madhu. I especially enjoyed the one of the reflection in the canal, though it took me a moment. 🙂

  3. Beautiful photos, the reflection are I think what make it so special. Those crowds sound tough though, perhaps an overnight stay would give tranquil evening and early morning shots? Plockton, our little highland village is horribly busy in the middle of the day in summer, with day tripper flocking in hoards…..my Aunt found two in her upstairs bedroom just helping themselves to a look around!

    1. Unbelievable!!! That has to be the height of obnoxious, intrusive behaviour!! But then I saw several people peering into open windows here as well. No wonder locals hide behind closed doors. Robs the fun out of a visit for me, however beautiful the place. Thanks for reading Sinead.

        1. Thank you! Comments like yours make all the time and effort I put into this blog worthwhile 🙂

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