Railtrip through Italy: Venezia (vol.2)

19/08/2017: VENEZIA

We woke up early and we had the chance to see Venice completely empty. The boats started to take away the laundry and the garbage, and floating fruit shops selling to the early risers. It looked like a different city: quiet, big and beautiful. Something that I highly recommend seeing.

Our plan for the day was to buy a vaporetto ticket (Venetian taxis) and discover the islands of Murano, Burano and Torcello. It was cheaper than we thought and was valid for the whole day. They recommend us to visit Burano firstly, due it was the most beautiful and that way we were going to avoid the tourists. And so we did.

The day opened as we were sailing the sea, seeing unknown spots from Venice and half an hour later an small and super multicolour isle appeared in front of us. There was no doubt: it was Burano, the most colourful village I had ever seen. 

It was like walking in a dream: all the colours you can imagine dyed the facades of the tiny buildings and there was almost no one in the streets. Those kind of places that give you the sensation that you are going to return soon (or at least I hope so!).

 

Burano was as quiet as small, so with the first huge wave of tourists that came, we decided to go to the second island: Torcello.

It was so tiny and there were just a few fancy restaurant with prohibitive prices, a small church and little more. We ate in a small restaurant risotto and local fish (not bad at all!) and waited under the scorching sun until the vaporetto came for the last destination.

 

Murano, the most famous of the islands known by its glass production, similar to Burano, but changing the colours for tiny shops with glass figurines. 

After leaving Murano we decided to take advantage of the whole day ticket and visit another parts of Venice, like Giudecca, a group of islands placed in front of the city center. Then we took a vaporetto and see the city from the big canals.

It was quite good to rest our feet while seeing Venice with the sea breeze. Suddenly we realised that we were going to Murano again, but luckly we jumped off in the last stop in Venice, right on the other side of the city. This part of Venice was completely empty, there were no shop, no tourist. It was nice to end the day like that and with a huge slice of pizza, of course.