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Located in the Venetian Lagoon, Murano and Burano are a couple of island clusters not far from Venice. If you are in the area, you should not miss the opportunity to explore these charming spots.
Murano, well-known for its glass-making, is only 1.5 kilometers from Venice and you can easily get there by vaporetto. For centuries, glass-makers in Murano have crafted beautiful glass pieces using techniques that are passed on from fathers to sons. These colourful and delicate creations are unique and can be quite expensive. Fortunately, you can see plenty of interesting pieces just walking around Murano’s streets.
To get to neighboring Burano, you can also catch a vaporetto. Like Murano, this charming cluster of islands is also known by the high quality of its crafts. In Burano, you can find beautiful handmade lace full of intricate details. But that is not all people come to see here. Burano has gained recognition as one of the most colourful places in the world.
Pretty much everywhere you look, there are brightly painted houses. According to the legend, local fishermen started the trend of painting their homes in vibrant colours so that they could see them from the sea and through the fog.
Have you ever visited Murano or Burano? How did you like it? Share your views in the Comments section!