Europe Trip 2015 – Day 24 – Venice, Italy (Murano, Burano, and Lido)

April 21, 2015

The Venetian Lagoon is full of islands. Venice (itself comprised of many islands) may be the best known, but there are also plenty of other islands you can explore. The easiest way to do this is via a waterbus day-pass. At a cost of €20, it may seem a bit steep. But it grants you access to the plentiful Vaporetto waterbus routes, opening up more of the lagoon to your trip. I joined up with Chris and our new friend Shawna, and we headed out to visit the islands of Murano, Burano, and Lido!

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Another canal in Venice, not far from the Jewish Ghetto.

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More wisteria on a terrace on the edge of a canal.

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Inside the Campo dei Gesuiti, a church not far from the waterbus stop.

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Heading towards Murano, with Venice behind us.

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Murano is known for its artisan glassblowing. One of the workshops was open, and artists inside were demonstrating their skill.

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Glass flowers on a railing outside of a restaurant.

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A statue near a church on Murano.

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A knocker on the door to an abandoned warehouse.

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View of the lagoon from the waterbus.

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Remains of a building on an abandoned island in the lagoon.

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Houses on Burano. The island is known for houses painted with bright colors.

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Fact: Cats are the same all over the world.

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More gelato! This was cantaloupe flavor, and it was fantastic.

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Back in Venice, walking past the church from before.

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A dog on the front of a boat in the lagoon!

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The beach on the island of Lido. I officially touched the Adriatic Sea!

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The sun setting in Venice, looking down a canal.

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The famous squid-ink pasta. Just about every restaurant has this, but thankfully there was a take-away place under my hostel, so I only paid about €6. I didn’t mind it. It’s not something I’d eat every day, but it was worth trying!

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Even more gelato. Still as good as ever.

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The Rialto Bridge at night, seen from a waterbus on route 1 through the Grand Canal.

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Piazza San Marco at night.

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The few restaurants in the Piazza San Marco have live bands playing classical music. S small group of bystanders formed around one of them.

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