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VENICE - 15th August

Murano - Torcello - Burano : Island Tour

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)

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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 :-

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2nd Stop was Torcello - very small island with 16 inhabitants, Torcello was the first island settled as the Italians escaped Atillah the Hun.

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Now quite popular with artists and tourists -

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my version of their view -

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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.

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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.

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Personally, I found the houses so fascinating - incredible colours side by side.

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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 ......

Hello lady, may I take your photo ?
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I'm asking really nicely !!!

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Take the camera back dad, another knock back - don't think I can do this....hmph.....

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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.

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Posted by MKaye 13:24 Archived in Italy

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