We were planning on taking the Vaporetto to Murano first. Murano is an island known for the many glass blowing facilities. You can pop in to almost any of these facilities and watch a demonstration of the artists glass blowing techniques and skills.
After spending some time in Murano we hopped aboard another vaporetto and this time headed to another beautiful island called Burano. Burano is a fishing community that is known for its very colorful houses and for their famous Burano handmade lace items.
After spending quite a bit of time in Burano we boarded another vaporetto and headed back to Venice, which was an approximately 30 minute boat ride.
We ended up walking all over the place...wherever our feet decided to take us.
Once again we had dinner at our favorite pizza restaurant..Antico Forno.
As the sun set I got an opportunity to take some night photos. I have never taken too many previously so I wasn't quite sure how they would come out.
We ended up our night dead tired from a long but fun filled day of adventures.
Below are some of the photos that I took throughout the course of our day.
Although this might be the first photo of the day it in no way represents nor implies that we did anything wrong in Venice. We were good and used appropriate tourist etiquette throughout our stay in Venice. Upon the advice of our attorney we have nothing more to say.
This sphere that is attached to the side of a bridge in Venice is actually for handicap use only. It is attached to the side of this bridge and runs along a rail taking the person to the other side. 1st time I have ever seen one of these. Great idea.
Below are some views of Venice as seen from our Vaporetto. We were on our way to Murano and Burano for the day.
Below starts our visit to Murano which is famous for its glass making
Many of the glass making facilities and showrooms have boats to escort buyers to and from their businesses
In Venezia many people own boats the same as we own cars and some of the boats are real beauties
We saw several of these...I think they are called sistern and they hold drinking water
Now this is my type of boat
Kayakers in the Venice lagoon
Below are photos taken from Burano.. originally a fishing village known for its colorful houses and for its handmade lace items
We saw many of these type of fountains throughout Venezia
Colorful houses everywhere
Canals in Burano
We saw lots of homes that had drapes or curtains or some other type of fabric covering their front doors. These are used for privacy. Their are tourists and photographers that meander are throughout the area so these are just a way to keep their privacy
Below is the main commercial street of Burano. Lots of restaurants and lace stores on this pedestrian only street.
Below is the restaurant were we sat outside and had some lunch
Lunch is served
Since this is an actual fishing village we saw many nets being sewn back up
Below is an empty fish market
The working area of a local trawler
A fisherman with his best friend. He is mending his nets where there are holes that are too big which would allow his catch to swim away
We are on our vaporetto and heading back into Venice
As night fell I decided to try my luck at some nigh time photography
Our favorite pizza restaurant in all of Venice...Antico Forno
Tomorrow we board the ship to start our Mediterranean cruise. We will be on the Norwegian Cruise Line ship...Jade