The fairy-tale island in Venice, Italy

Take the first step out of the vaporetto and there they are. The colourful fairy-tale houses of Burano.

Burano - first sight, Venice, Italy

It's easy to reach the island of Burano by vaporetto. The trip lasts less than an hour (you can stop at Murano to buy some glass jewellery) and the island is quite small so you can visit Murano, Burano and Torcello in one day.

Colourful houses in Burano, Venice, Italy

Although colour is not the only characteristic feature of Burano, it was definitely not the famous Burano lace that touched our hearts (although I admit that now I have a nice lace fan in my collection;-))

Lace-selling shops in Burano, Venice, Italy

Just look. Almost everywhere around you there are houses painted in various colours.

Colourful houses in Burano, Venice, Italy

It seems that they are inhabited by some fairy-tale characters, not by humans.

Colourful houses in Burano, Venice, Italy

Even the water that flows through the canal seems to change the natural into the supernatural.

Reflection of houses in the water in Burano, Venice, Italy

What is one of the many nice things about Burano is that it is uncomparably less crowded than Venice.

Colourful houses in Burano, Venice, Italy

Nobody really hurries there.

Colourful houses in Burano, Venice, Italy

It's so peaceful.

Water source in Burano, Venice, Italy

It's a great idea to find some time to go there. It's really worth it.

Colourful houses in Burano, Venice, Italy