Burano – a rainbow of colors – Travel Photo Mondays #35


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Burano – a rainbow of colors – Travel Photo Mondays

It’s Monday morning, time to enjoy some gorgeous travel photography and inspiration from around the world. Let’s banish those Monday blues by sharing gorgeous imagery and story telling. You can also check us out on Twitter for Travel Photo Mondays at #tpMondays for more updates and submissions for the day.


Burano - a rainbow of colors - Travel Photo Mondays #35

The colors of Burano


Of all the islands that stand out in Venice, Burano is instantly recognizable and always loved for its colorful buildings, whimsical design and surreal vibe. Upon landing the ferry terminal you are accosted with a rainbow of colors, some so outrageously paired in bizarre combinations to its immediate neighbors, but somehow it all seems to fit.

The fascinating part of this is when your walking through the canals and Legoland-like buildings. For some reason, it just makes think of your childhood, innocence, walking with a dorky smile on your face. You almost want to walk down every path looking for the most outrageous combinations. Yet, somehow every block is unique and you get that magical vibe  – it’s almost like being in a parade and celebration, unfolding before your eyes with every turn you make.

Here are some colorful highlights from walking around the island:


Burano - a rainbow of colors - Travel Photo Mondays #35

Walking through the many canal thoroughfares





Burano - a rainbow of colors - Travel Photo Mondays #35

Even the boats are colorful here


When you walk through the main shopping arcades, you will notice a lot of shops selling lace which is how the island became well-known for in the 16th century. This placed the tiny island of Burano on the map and creating a small industry that grew and exported lace products throughout Europe.


Burano - a rainbow of colors - Travel Photo Mondays #35

Swans just make it so Disneyesque


The island is well-known for its imaginative displays of color which actually follows a specific color system originating from its golden age. If an owner wants to paint their home, they must submit a request to the local government which will then send back allowable colors available to that particular lot or section.

Along the main piazza in the center, is the church of San Martino. The church is  well-known for its leaning tower which leans at an extreme angle more than the famous leaning tower of Pisa. Poor sandy soil conditions and building construction knowledge at that time, lead the tower becoming unsettled and starting to lean into its current condition.


Burano - a rainbow of colors - Travel Photo Mondays #35

A color pose in my green jeans


 Striking a pose with my green, green jeans above.


Burano - a rainbow of colors - Travel Photo Mondays #35

Even the laundry is colorful

 Even the wash hung outside is a colorful accent to each homes exterior.


Burano - a rainbow of colors - Travel Photo Mondays #35

Canal scenes


Because Burano is a working fishing village, finding a seafood venue is a perfect way to enjoy lunch here. It will probably be your best bet for a really good and fresh seafood for a better price than anywhere in Venice.  Many of the restaurants offer set prix fix meals which are an excellent way to sample some of the islands specialties.


Burano - a rainbow of colors - Travel Photo Mondays #35

Breaking for lunch along the main piazza



Fresh seafood caught and prepared daily at the many seafood restaurants on the island.

Burano - a rainbow of colors - Travel Photo Mondays #35

Freshly prepared seafood at its best





Burano - a rainbow of colors - Travel Photo Mondays #35

What a way to cap off lunch with a simple dessert


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25 Responses to Burano – a rainbow of colors – Travel Photo Mondays #35

  1. Cassie August 20, 2014 at 12:40 pm #

    Love the photo of you against the pink wall, Noel!

  2. Sam @ Travellingking.com March 11, 2014 at 12:19 am #

    beautifully colourful town isnt it!

  3. Lori March 10, 2014 at 11:04 pm #

    These are indeed some colourful buildings! Great angles – and wonderful photos!

  4. Samantha @mytanfeet March 10, 2014 at 5:29 am #

    You fit right in! Love the photos and Burano is quite the colorful town. Looks like somewhere I’d want to be right now!

  5. Serena March 10, 2014 at 4:46 am #

    I love Burano colors!
    Have you seen Casa Bepi? It’s most colorful one!

  6. Betsy @ BPhotoArt.com March 10, 2014 at 3:33 am #

    It’s always nice to travel to someplace you haven’t been through someone else’s photographs. Thank you for sharing these photos! A lot warmer than it is here right now (we still have a ton of snow on the ground).

  7. Monique March 10, 2014 at 2:22 am #

    Thanks for bringing colors to an otherwise grey and boring Monday! Burano is on my list of places to visit!

  8. Amy @ Ms. Toody Goo Shoes March 10, 2014 at 1:42 am #

    Really enjoyed your photos! Love the one of your in your colorful outfit. Hoping to get back to Italy this summer…sigh.

    • Amy @ Ms. Toody Goo Shoes March 10, 2014 at 1:45 am #

      PS – tried to subscribe by email – says says “subscriptions by email not enabled.” I’ll try again later.

  9. Lou Messugo March 10, 2014 at 12:49 am #

    I loved my armchair travels to Burano thanks to your lovely photos. Great way to start the week. I love it that the residents have to apply for a colour within the scheme but visitors can wear whatever colour they like! What a perfect green you chose! I’ve just tried to register on your site and each time my comment gets swallowed. This is the 3rd attempt. I hope I’m now registered and my comment comes up (only once) but if it has worked I don’t see any difference. Am I doing something wrong?

  10. muzachan March 9, 2014 at 8:23 pm #

    Beautiful, love the colors too…

  11. Istria Outside My Window March 9, 2014 at 7:45 pm #

    Burano is now on my list of places to visit the next time I’m in Venice!

  12. Michele {Malaysian Meanders} March 9, 2014 at 6:46 pm #

    I like your fashion style. You were a pop of color in a colorful town. I’d really like to visit Burano someday. Those brightly painted houses and boats must be a photographer’s dream. The seafood looks delicious, too.

  13. budget jan March 9, 2014 at 4:39 pm #

    You really dressed for the day in Burano – love your style. The second photograph of the swans is very appealing. I love the white of the swans against the dark green water, the buildings and their reflections. It has got it all.

  14. Mary {The World Is A Book} March 9, 2014 at 4:13 pm #

    Burano is one of my favorite islands ever. Love all the colors and you really brought it to life with your beautiful photos, Noel. We really enjoyed our visit there years ago and thanks for taking me down memory lane. We only regret that we didn’t get to eat there. My fave picture is the guy in green jeans too 🙂

  15. jesh StG March 9, 2014 at 3:58 pm #

    Maybe I should use my tripod more (lol) – your reflections are so clear! Love the Mediterranean feel of life in the pics! Wicked to tempt us with these dishes:)

  16. Rajlakshmi March 9, 2014 at 1:07 pm #

    The place Is indeed very colourful. Blue and pink houses!! You don’t get to see them much around here. Beautiful photos …

  17. Briona March 9, 2014 at 1:04 pm #

    As always, lovely pictures. I never made it to Burano. I went to Murano and Lido di Venezia instead. Looks like I missed out! Oh well, just have to put it back on the list and plan another trip! 🙂

  18. Heather March 9, 2014 at 12:22 pm #

    Great shots! I love the swans swimming in the waterways!

  19. Lauren | JustinPlusLauren March 9, 2014 at 11:57 am #

    Burano is beautiful! It is definitely on my list of places to visit. We are planning a trip to Italy right now!

  20. Marisol@TravelingSolemates March 9, 2014 at 9:35 am #

    Hi Noel,
    Yes, I absolutely enjoyed my virtual visit of Burano. Thanks for bringing its beautiful burst of colors my way. I love your every capture of the island; your photos brought it to life. But my most favorite shot it the one with the guy with the green green jeans 🙂 Really impressed with your sense of style! Did you deliberately match your outfit with the colorful palette of Burano?:)

    • Noel March 9, 2014 at 10:06 am #

      I love Burano also, thanks for visiting and linking up today Marisol.


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