Venezia e il Veneto

Burano, The colors of the Venice lagoon.

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Over twenty years ago I visited Burano for the first time. I arrived almost by chance, as the vaporetto on which I was riding stopped there.

From that visit I only remember the magnificent handmade embroideries that were sold in the houses of the village.

The embroidery is still the typical product of the island, but what attracts visitors today is the colorfulness of the houses.

It is said that the origin of the tradition of painting the houses in different colors, is due to the fact that the old inhabitants, when they returned after a trip or an intense day of fishing, wanted  to recognize their home from the distance.

Even when now there are much more turists than twenty years ago, Burano continues to be a quiet place to walk around and enjoy.

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