I’m getting a little nostalgic today thinking about the trip of a lifetime. You know all about the day that was my sister’s wedding but I haven’t gone into much of what I saw whilst I was over there!
The day after the wedding, we went on an island tour and I finally got to see Burano – an island that I knew I had to see. You know when you go on a tour overseas and you have to sit awkwardly through all the talk overs in different languages? Eventually I find out that I’m not paying any attention and all of a sudden realise that they have been speaking english the past five minutes! This was me on the boat trip around the Venetian Lagoon and I couldn’t help but enjoy what was such a random day!
The day began at 10am and we hopped on a boat that would take us to Murano. You may have heard of Murano glass and this is definitely what the island was famous for! As soon we hopped off the boat, we went to see a Murano glassmaking session where they made an incredible horse in less than two minutes. I couldn’t believe it! It was quite a funny start to the day as obviously they make you go into this Murano glass showroom before you can venture off and walk through the rest of the island. When you head just 20 metres down the path, you are overwhelmed with shops selling Murano glass for almost half the price of the showroom! Typical… Thankfully, the horses weren’t as good as the one mum bought in the showroom. After a short walk around the island, we were back on the boat and heading towards Burano!
I had been told by a fellow “instagrammer” who loves to travel to check out Burano. I had never heard of it before but when I googled the place – I had to go. I wasn’t really fussed about the other islands, as long as I got to see Burano! It was everything I expected it to be. The island was so beautiful and I fell in love with one particular stretch that was so unforgettable. Each house was a different colour and even though they may clash if we wear these colours together it was so different seeing houses painted like this. It was so mesmerising and I really want to go back and spend a whole day just walking through every street and alleyway finding all the hidden treasures. We got a quick snack from a local cafe and hopped back on the boat again!
The last stop was a place called Torcello. To be honest, I had never heard of this place before the tour and I was so focused on seeing Burano that I didn’t really mind how the other islands were. This was certainly an island filled with history. It was so crazy to hear that Torcello used to have one of the largest populations and was now so sparsely populated! It’s filled with magnificent churches and cathedrals that represented a time where this was the place to be and was once a place much more powerful than Venice filled as the main political and trade centre after the fall of the Roman Empire!
Here’s to wanderlust and travelling more. I cannot wait to see more of what our world has to offer!