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Burano

Location

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Last Visited: 2013

Fondamenta Pontinello Sinestra

Fondamenta Pontinello Sinestra

Two things about Burano reminded me of the Beara peninsula in the west of Ireland: the brightly painted houses and the silence.

It is said that the inhabitants of Burano painted their houses in bright colours as an aid to navigation in the often misty lagoon. Much the same reasoning could be applied to Ireland, or at least to the coastal villages.

As for the silence, as I remarked elsewhere, for a city with no road traffic, Venice is surprisingly noisy. On Burano, if you are lucky, you can experience the near total silence that would have been normal in preindustrial times.