And finally, here’s the last post in my Venice series. This one’s on some of the other islands I visited, namely Burano, Marcello and Torcello, a trio of islands located close enough to one another so that what you really get is a 3-for-1 deal if you decide to take the 45 minute vaporetto ride to Burano.
Burano is the biggest island of the 3, and is famous for its coloured houses and lace. If you have to choose between Murano and Burano, I’d pick Burano any day. It was absolutely gorgeous in the winter sun, and I had a lovely time walking around the island, taking photos by the bold coloured buildings and exploring the nearly deserted coastal paths. The seafood in Burano is also pretty good, so be sure to get your fill of it if you decide to visit.
Marcello is connected to Burano by a bridge and is much quieter and under-developed when compared to Burano. If you want to check out Torcello, you’ll need to head over via a vaporetto, although it really is just a short ride away. There are some well preserved ancient ruins on Torcello to visit, which doesn’t take all too long to explore, so the trio of islands can easily to be covered in a day.