Burano – Murano
These two islands share the same uniqueness and reputation for their brightly coloured houses through out the islands. To Burano, we took vaporetto (water bus) for 40 minutes up north from Venice. The colours of the houses there are specified by a certain system since the 16th century. Only government can authorise and specify the certain colour ranges that are permitted for each lot. We wandered through small streets and channels, appreciating the colourfullness of houses. And soon at Piazza Galuppi near the main square you’ll see the attractive Leaning bell tower of St. Martin Bishop.
Murano has long reputation of glass craftsmanship and high-skilled glass artisans started in the 7th Century. At the time they were the only people in Europe who knew how to master the glass works. So certainly, glass and the heritage around it is the main reason people come to Murano. There are plenty of glass shop windows to browse and even many studios are open for tourists to get a feeling of craftsmanship. Small tip: if you care about purchasing authentic Murano glass products, try looking for “Vetro Murano Artistico” trademark on their shop windows. Because nowadays not all “Murano glass” is from Murano. You know what I mean.