Burano Reflections July 13, 2010 / Local InterestBurano, Veneto Burano, located just 30 minutes by vaporetto (water bus) from the Fondamenta Nuove stop in Venice, is a delightful island to visit in the morning or late afternoon. The homes are painted in an array of bold and pastel colors: Purple, blue, lavender, red, orange, pink, green, peach, and even yellow. Many of the windowsills have potted plants and flowers, making the island a feast for the eyes. It is very picturesque and the most unique of all islands in the Venetian lagoon. While you can window shop for a variety of handmade lace products, a specialty of this island, take the time to just wander the small streets. In and around the area are canals, which reflect the beautiful colors of the homes. Might be strange to be keeping your head down instead of up, but Burano is perhaps best seen in its reflections. Enjoy! (Be sure to scroll down to see them all!) by Monica Pileggi Contract Specialist, Photographer and Traveler. You can view the photographs that documents her travel impressions on www.pileggiphotography.com 25 Responses to “Burano Reflections” Evanne July 13, 2010 Simply gorgeous photos! Thanks so much. It’s as if one is alone walking down beside the canals. Sigh. Reply Beth Anderson July 13, 2010 Bello! Reply Katherine S. Harris July 13, 2010 What fascinating reflections! Worthy of being painted!!!! -this is of course my reaction as an artist Thank you for the images..how I wish I could fly to Venice for a few days’ painting holiday!—KSH p.s. Not that I’m bereft of views to paint- I live on the shores of beautiful Lake Bracciano (near Rome) Reply Louisa Hefty July 13, 2010 I love these pictures! Simply gorgeous! Reply Pensionato33 July 13, 2010 Burano is a special place. Was there in ’98. If in Venice it is a must stop. Still remember the great pesce misto luncheon at the Gato Nero. The colors, mozzafiato, the food, squisito! Reply Lucile Stachowiak July 13, 2010 When I was in Italy 3 years ago, I did an optional tour to Burano and so glad I did. Absolutely beautiful, we had lunch at a marvelous restaurant, I remember it had paintings all over the walls, food to die for. I’ll never forget it. Reply g beamish July 13, 2010 BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!!!!! Reply Joseph D. Spano July 13, 2010 I have not been, ma this Septembre I will be there ..I hope to see such reflections to make the soul happy Reply Rosemary July 13, 2010 Lovely! We visited Burano several years ago and loved the more simple homes and structures, a simpler version of the exquisite Venice but beautiful in its simplicity. Your photographs are wonderful. Reply Sylvia Flores July 13, 2010 Thank you for putting your heart and passion into what you do. I appreciate you sharing such beautiful colors with us! Reply Jasper Corpora July 13, 2010 Absolutely beautiful! I wish that we had known about Burano when we were in Italia in 2008. I look forward to your almost daily notes on Italia. Thanks for your wonderful efforts to inform and educate us. Reply Monica Pileggi July 13, 2010 Hi everyone, I’m very happy you enjoyed this article and photos. Thanks so much for the wonderful compliments. Burano is such a beautiful island. For those of you who haven’t been there, go! Enjoy!! Reply Domenico Piccolomini July 13, 2010 Thank you Monica for this note about this wonderful Island. I have been to Burano twice. It is a beautiful island. The colors are beautiful. Reply Gian Banchero July 14, 2010 While reading the article I was thinking, “OK, another real pretty bunch o’photos of pretty little happy waves, at least it’ll be pleasant and a little bit entertaining.” Then scrolling down I saw masterpieces of abstract art, masterpieces!!! Thank you Monica for sharing these amazing photos with us. I’ll be “keeping my head down” my next visit to Burano! Reply Monica Pileggi July 14, 2010 Thanks again for the compliments! I do have other photos for viewing. GB was kind to post four with the article. You can see them here: http://www.pileggiphotography.com/Travel/Italy/Burano-Reflections/12919906_XnwmL#933674026_8vSZv Grazie, Monica Reply Liz Kenyon July 15, 2010 Hi Gina, I was there and took lots of pictures of the buildings but never caught such beautiful reflections. They express a point of view that only the locals enjoy. This is a unique series. Thanks Reply Joyce July 15, 2010 We just visited Burano a couple of weeks ago. At first I did not think it would be anything too special. It definitely has its own identity and beauty. We went there for a dinner and saw the sunset over the water. The pictures we took there are suitable for framing. Reply Judy July 15, 2010 Burano e il posto dov’e caduto l’arcobaleno! Reply Cheryl L. July 20, 2010 Monica, nice article and beautiful pics…thanks for sharing the link. Reply nancy July 21, 2010 i visited burano years ago and enjoyed your photos more than my visit, i spent too much time looking at lace and no time looking at the reflections. thanks for enhancing my memories of burano. Reply Monica Pileggi July 22, 2010 Thanks again for the compliments! Reply Miriam Duravia July 22, 2010 Hello Monica! I live just an hour’s drive from Burano and you made me really feel to go back there, I go there so rarely! I had not realized you were such a good photographer! Thank you for sharing this with me and to allow me to discover this website! Miriam PS:Have you used any software to “adjust” your pictures? PS2: Look at these pictures: http://www.flickr.com/photos/ayrtonrezzafrdasilva/3245364500/#/ Reply Irene Patton October 6, 2011 What is the Italian word for the Burano reflections??? So wonderful. Reply Liz Nichols December 9, 2011 Hi I am so envious not only of your travelling but the amazing way you have put this site together. I was immsersed in your photos..wonderful so life like. We plan to go at end of a cruise in August. I have used Buranogal on cruise critic site after reading about that place somewhere. Thank you so much for sharing cheers from Tasmania Australia :) Reply Annette Jolliffe November 9, 2012 Hi Monica….Love all your photos of Burano and cannot wait to visit this island in October next year. We are on the Silhouette on October 8…wish you were with us !!! Reply Leave a Reply Click here to cancel reply. Name (required) Email (will not be published) (required) Website Comment Related Notes The Primeval Beauty of Basilicata Finding “a Virgil” in Sperlonga Mozzafiato Majesty of il Piano Grande Cosmopoli?