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Posted by on Jun 25, 2012 in Europe, Italy

The Islands of Lace and Glass

The Islands of Lace and Glass – I am speaking of none other than Burano and Murano. The two islands North of Venice. The cities are both distinctively beautiful with their signature traditions of both lace making and glass blowing. But I didn’t see either of those activities while I was there – what kept me entertained?

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Posted by on Feb 12, 2012 in Europe, Italy, Photo of the Week, Photos

Photo of the Week: Burano, Italy

Photo of the Week: Burano, Italy

All the houses in Burano, Italy are painted different colours. The island inhabitants are all fisherman and the females are lace-makers. The myth goes that the houses are painted multi-coloured since the fisherman spent so long at sea they would forget where they lived. The colour-coding helped them remember which house was theirs. It also helped the men to see their houses while out on their boats.

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