Burano is another island north of Venice, this one known for lacemaking. While I'm not big on lace, I was very attracted to another of Burano's features: the colorfully painted homes of the local fishermen. We took the vaporetto over from Murano to make a day of it.
Right off the dock of the vaporetto we saw this little caffe surrounded by very large cats. I tried to capture one of them next to this sign, but he had better things to do.
Whilst wandering the island, we seemed to stumble into a more local part. No shops, no caffes, just homes and people walking around going about their day. I liked these fishing nets laying out to dry.
Found the houses!!
Nearly all of the homes had sheets or curtains over the front doors. I wasn't sure if this was for shade or for preventing nosy tourists from peering in.
As usual, I found a door I liked!
Burano is a charming, quiet island. If you've got the time in your trip, take the vaporetto over and enjoy a nice afternoon strolling around!
This was a building we passed both directions out to Murano and Burano. Abandoned buildings stranded on their own islands were a common sight when traveling around the lagoon.