This Sunday afternoon we decided to take line 14 from Lido to the island of Burano via Punta Sabioni on the mainland just north of Lido. Mom had decided to stay on the beach and I had spent the morning studying physics while Dad was doing street photography. We were not alone on the water, all motor boat owners in the lagoon seemed to be out looking for their secret cove but in vain. It was even worse than in the Stockholm archipelago.
Just before arriving in Punta Sabioni where we changed ships, you pass the gigantic project to protect the city of Venice from being flooded via huge underwater gates. Nobody knows when it will be finished and how much it will have cost. We met a beautiful traditionally rigged sailboat with nicely cut and perfectly sheeted sails just before arriving in Burano. People were partying on the small sandy islands with the leaning church tower of Burano above their heads.
The island was filled with tourists, most of whom spoke iItalian so we fled into the narrow streets far from the main street to catch the spirit of the place. It's true it's better to visit Burano off season if you want the peace it deserves. Enjoy the multitude of colours and the details on display wherever you turn around a corner.
We missed the boat back with a few minutes so did not manage to get back to Lido until just before sunset. A hungry Mom waited for us for dinner on the terrace of our hotel overlooking the lagoon towards Venice.. Stay tuned for more from our adventure trip!!