Coloured Houses of Burano (Explore)
Burano is situated 7km from Venice, a short 40 minutes trip by Venetian motorboats or Vaporetti.
Burano is also known for its small, brightly-painted houses, popular with artists. The colours of the houses follow a specific system originating from the golden age of its development; if someone wishes to paint their home, one must send a request to the government, who will respond by making notice of the certain colours permitted for that lot.
Burano, Island in the Venetian Lagoon, Italy
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