July 26, 2012
The second day in Venice, we took a ferry out to the pretty, brightly colored island of Burano where all the local men are fishermen and all the ladies make lace. The ferry ride out to the island lasted roughly an hour and offered beautiful views of some of the 118 islands that make up Venice.
Stepping off the ferry, I was enchanted to see a small town of canals, modest, pastel colored home and many shops selling locally made products. We made our way to a restaurant for a 4 course meal of local fish dishes. Traditional food on the island is predominantly fish due to the extensive amount of fisherman it is home to. It was delicious and the wine kept flowing!
Bellies full of scrumptious food, we strolled the sunny main street of Burano. The main street consisted of a narrow canal with walking paths on both sides, occasional bridges connecting the two.
We kept to the shade as the day was sweltering, following little side roads leading back to residential areas, captivated by the pretty colors of every home.