2019 Italy Tour day 7,8 - Venice > Burano Island > Malaysia

Burano the island of colors - Picturesque Burano known for its brightly colored fisherman's houses and its casual eateries serving seafood from the lagoon.

Day 7 (15.4.2019) Venice > Burano Island > Malaysia  

Today is our last day in Italy and was supposed to be a shopping day before we fly home at 5.55pm. In view that we do not need shopping anymore, our tour manager Audrey strongly recommended that we visit a beautiful island known as Burano, however, at own expenses of €45 each.

Picturesque Burano is known for its brightly colored fisherman's houses and its casual eateries serving seafood from the lagoon. The Museo del Merletto has exhibits on the development of lace-making in the area, and shops sell lace products like linens and clothes, as well as the local butter cookies called "bussolai buranei." The ancient Chiesa di San Martino has a leaning 17th-century bell tower. The island of Burano is dotted with cute and colourful buildings and narrow canals which are of course connected by bridges. You can simply romp on the entire island as its so beautiful!

For the last day we traveled about 87km to Burano Island and back to Marco Polo International Airport for our departure to Malaysia at 5.55pm on Qatar QR126 VCE-DOH Hamad Int. Airport

Day 8 (16.4.2019) Doha 2.05am to Malaysia on QR848 arriving KLIA at 3pm. "Home Sweet Home".

Breakfast at Hotel Poppi, via Romea, Mira VE, Italy

Breakfast at Hotel Poppi, via Romea, Mira VE, Italy

Breakfast at Hotel Poppi, via Romea, Mira VE, Italy

Waiting for the bus at Hotel Poppi, via Romea, Mira VE, Italy

Getting into our bus for the boat jetty.

Only 550m away from Hotel Poppi is the longest hypermarket Iperlando via Strada Statale 309 Romea.

Driving into Tronchetto Island for bus parking and the boat rental to Burano Island.

Getting into our charted boat at the jetty for Burano Island.

Our charted speed boat to visit Burano Island just forty-five minutes away from the main island of Venice.


L-R: Pauline Toh, Ho Har Mooi, Catherine Oon, Dr Yasmin and Dr Nancy 

L-R: Chiew Pang Tee, Chiew Lin Lin, Lau Pik Ying, Dr Diong Ko Ing 

L-R: VA Allan, Pauline Toh, Wong Tai Meng, Ho Har Mooi

Mother Catherine Oon and son Caason Ching Jin Yuan

A very comfortable boat ride to Burano Island.

A very comfortable boat ride to Burano Island.

The boat skipper and Ching Neng Bin.

Church of Santa Maria del Rosario (Gesuati) at the Venice waterways is an 18th-century Dominican church in the Sestiere of Dorsoduro, on the Giudecca canal in Venice. The classical style building has a well-lit interior and is exceptional in preserving its original layout and Rococo decoration intact.


A view of Piazzetta San Marco from the waterways.

A view of Piazzetta San Marco from the waterways.

A view of Piazzetta San Marco from the waterways.

A view of Piazzetta San Marco from the waterways.


The bell tower of Saint Elena Island in Venice.

Murano Lighthouse is an active lighthouse located in the south east part of the island of Murano in the Venetian Lagoon on the Adriatic Sea.


Islands of the Venice Lagoon - Islet of Madonna del Monte 



Approaching Burano Island with its Leaning Bell Tower in the Venetian Lagoon, northern Italy, near Torcello at the northern end of the Lagoon, known for its lace work and brightly coloured homes. The primary economy is tourism.

As soon as the boat approaches the green waters of the lagoon near Burano, you will sense that you have arrived in a magical place: a collection of little islands on the water; a tiny but infinite world.

As soon as the boat approaches the green waters of the lagoon we can experience a sense of wonder and whimsy as we pass by the rainbow coloured town of Burano.

We can experience a sense of wonder and whimsy as we pass by the rainbow coloured town of Burano.

We got out of the boat jetty here at Burano Island.




The leaning bell tower of Burano.

We got out of the boat here at Burano Island jetty.










































We got out of the boat here at Burano Island jetty and walked towards the town.



The Piazza Galuppi on Burano Island.

The Statue of composer Baldassare Galuppi in the main square of Burano, the Piazza Galuppi.

The Burano Lace Museum. During the opening hours of the museum you will also be able to see the work of the skilled lace-makers.










































The Burano's Leaning Bell Tower. Built in the seventeenth century, the leaning tower has a square shape and Renaissance and neoclassical architectural features.

The height of the Burano's Leaning Bell Tower is 53 meters and it stands on a base with a side of 6.20 meters. Because of land subsidence it is inclined of 1.83 meters respect to its axis.

The top of the Burano's Leaning Bell Tower has always been crowned by an angel, fell in 1867 during a storm; now in its place there is a cross of iron.

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Strolling along Piazza Galuppi, the unique square of Burano, where there're a lot of fish restaurants and shops.









































 

Strolling along Piazza Galuppi, the unique square of Burano, where there're a lot of fish restaurants and shops.

Strolling along Piazza Galuppi, the unique square of Burano, where there're a lot of fish restaurants and shops.

Emilla Gallery, located in the square in Burano, proposes the refined designs and ethereal textures of the original Burano lace.

Burano Lace - The Museo del Merletto has exhibits on the development of lace-making in the area, and shops here sell lace products like linens and clothes.

Burano is not just famous for its colourful homes but for its lacework too - Burano lace umbrella.

Piazzetta is a typical lace shop in Burano that sells wedding dresses, children's lace wear and refined venetian masks including swarovski.

Beautiful Venetian masks for sale.

We bought our seafood lunch here.


Mixed fried fish for lunch.

This loving couple Mr Chen Ching Oun and Ms Tan Yoke Yin from Penang.

The three bridges (Tre Ponti) is the place to take romantic photography. This wooden bridge connects three canals and three of the most colorful streets of Burano (Via Giudecca, Via San Mauro and Via San Martino Sinistro), full of craft shops, small restaurants and many brightly coloured houses.




















































































The Burano three bridges connect the three canals that run through the island. It is difficult to get lost on this island so it’s worth exploring some of the side streets to understand a little more about local life.

Across every Burano bridges showed an abundance of restaurants, homes and craft shops.

Every colour of the rainbow is represented in Burano and no home is quite the same. Burano fishing boats that match the bright homes afloat upon the canals.

Across every Burano bridges showed an abundance of restaurants, homes and craft shops.

Ching Jin Yuan said: "Every colour of the rainbow is represented in Burano and no home is quite the same".

Walking through the alleyways of Burano, you will see the blue, pink, red, orange and violet. Annually the residents repaint the facades of their homes from top to bottom, and you see them admire the result with pride, their hands dirty with paint and the high ladders used to reach the roofs.

Every colour of the rainbow is represented in Burano and no home is quite the same. Burano fishing boats that match the bright homes afloat upon the canals.

Every colour of the rainbow is represented in Burano and no home is quite the same. Burano fishing boats that match the bright homes afloat upon the canals.

Centuries ago, Burano fishermen painted their houses the most vibrant of colours to distinguish their home from that of their neighbours. Burano fishing boats that match the bright homes afloat upon the canals.

Two loving couples on Burano Bridge: Mr Wong Tai Meng and Ms Ho Har Mooi, Dr Diong Ko Ing and Ms Tan Chun Hong.

A loving couple Pauline Toh and VA Allan on Burano Bridge.



The Charlie's Angels: Catherine, Joyce and Pauline

Ching Neng Bin and wife Catherine Oon in Burano Island.

Ching Neng Bin and wife Catherine Oon in Burano Island.

Every colour of the rainbow is represented in Burano and no home is quite the same. Burano fishing boats that match the bright homes afloat upon the canals.

Every colour of the rainbow is represented in Burano and no home is quite the same. Burano fishing boats that match the bright homes afloat upon the canals.

Every colour of the rainbow is represented in Burano and no home is quite the same. Burano fishing boats that match the bright homes afloat upon the canals.

Every colour of the rainbow is represented in Burano and no home is quite the same. Burano fishing boats that match the bright homes afloat upon the canals.

Every colour of the rainbow is represented in Burano and no home is quite the same. Burano fishing boats that match the bright homes afloat upon the canals.

Every colour of the rainbow is represented in Burano and no home is quite the same. Burano fishing boats that match the bright homes afloat upon the canals.

Every colour of the rainbow is represented in Burano and no home is quite the same. Burano fishing boats that match the bright homes afloat upon the canals.

Every colour of the rainbow is represented in Burano and no home is quite the same. Burano fishing boats that match the bright homes afloat upon the canals.

Every colour of the rainbow is represented in Burano and no home is quite the same. Burano fishing boats that match the bright homes afloat upon the canals.

Every colour of the rainbow is represented in Burano and no home is quite the same. Burano fishing boats that match the bright homes afloat upon the canals.

With brightly coloured homes and photogenic sights around every corner, the Burano Island should be on everyone’s travel bucket list. Burano fishing boats that match the bright homes afloat upon the canals.

With brightly coloured homes and photogenic sights around every corner, the Burano Island should be on everyone’s travel bucket list.

With brightly coloured homes and photogenic sights around every corner, the Burano Island should be on everyone’s travel bucket list.

With brightly coloured homes and photogenic sights around every corner, the Burano Island should be on everyone’s travel bucket list.

Mother Catherine Oon and son Caason Ching Jin Yuan in Burano Island.


Mother Catherine Oon and son Caason Ching Jin Yuan in Burano Island.

The island of Burano, which is connected to Mazzorbo Island by a long wooden bridge, is part of what has historically and geographically been referred to as the “northern lagoon.”

The island of Burano, which is connected to Mazzorbo Island by a long wooden bridge, is part of what has historically and geographically been referred to as the “northern lagoon.”





























The Northern Lagoon of Burano Island.

The Northern Lagoon of Burano Island.

The Northern Lagoon of Burano Island.

The Northern Lagoon of Burano Island.

The garden of Burano Island.

With brightly coloured homes and photogenic sights around every corner, the Burano Island should be on everyone’s travel bucket list. There is perhaps no other place in the world where so much natural beauty and the rhythms of daily life come together.

This loving couple Mr Lin Kang Liew and Ms Bong Shong Kian from Kuching having lunch at the jetty. Here, the way of life is pleasantly slow, following the ebb and flow of the lagoon waters and the traditional way of life that existed once upon a time.

This loving couple Mr Lin Kang Liew and Ms Bong Shong Kian from Kuching having lunch at the jetty.

Back at the jetty - Burano also has a leaning bell tower of the 15th century San Martino Church, which is a great spot for pictures.

Burano also has a leaning tower, the former bell tower of the 15th century San Martino Church, which is a great spot for pictures.

L-R: Ho Har Mooi, Pauline Toh, Catherine Oon, Dr Diong Ko Ing, Joyce, Dr Yasmin and Dr Nancy at the Burano jetty.  

Our boat at Burano jetty.







At Marco Polo Airport we have a small collection from all of us for the bus driver for a safe drive in Italy.

The bus driver thanked us for the contribution.


Day 8 (16.4.2019) Doha 2.05am to Malaysia on QR848 arriving KLIA at 3pm. "Home Sweet Home".
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Day 1 (09.4.2019) KLIA to Qatar Hamad Int. Airport
Day 2 (10.4.2019) Qatar to Rome Italy
Day 3 (11.4.2019) Rome to Florence Italy
Day 4 (12.4.2019) Florence Italy
Day 5 (13.4.2019) Florence to Milan Italy

Day 6 (14.4.2019) Milan to Venice Italy
Day 7 (15.4.2019) Venice to Kuala Lumpur
Day 8 (16.4.2019) Arrival in Kuala Lumpur
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