Murano - Torcello - Burano : Island Tour
15.08.2013 - 15.08.2013
Island tour day.
Our last day we decided to do an Island tour :-
1st Stop the amazing island of Murano, famous the world over for their glass, and a very pretty island as well -
(Yes, we have already seen it, but wanted to go back and have another look)
Venice was originally swamp land, on our way to the next island we could see "unused land" amazing to think this is how Venice was before settlement :-
2nd Stop was Torcello - very small island with 16 inhabitants, Torcello was the first island settled as the Italians escaped Atillah the Hun.
Now quite popular with artists and tourists -
my version of their view -
3rd Stop - Burano, known for its Linen and incredible painted fisherman's houses, apparently they have to get Council permission before painting their house. Obviously the council love colours.
The Linen is exquisite, a Table cloth can take weeks to make all done by hand, unfortunately the craft is disappearing as the "older" ladies pass on and young ones are not continuing the tradition.
Personally, I found the houses so fascinating - incredible colours side by side.
Back in Venice we treated ourselves to dinner on the Promenade, worth paying the price just to people watch.
This little girl impressed me - a budding Photographer ......
I'm asking really nicely !!!
Take the camera back dad, another knock back - don't think I can do this....hmph.....
And one last look at the Bridge of Sighs - now I know it's history it is even more impressive, can't help wondering if all the tourists lining up for photos have any idea what they are looking at.