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Today was another fantastic day, we took boats to Murano and Burano. Murano of course is famous for its glass and yes it was everywhere. Some beautiful and some just way over the top. We purchased a few pieces but luggage space did hinder us somewhat. Onto Burano, this is my favourite island, bright coloured buildings..... Well by Venetian ...
... We had another night in Venice in a different area, just behind San Marco. A lovely family run small B&B, had a pizza for dinner from the restaurant next door and our last ice cream from the corner. We then wandered into San Marco to have our last look around and back home to bed.
Next morning was a travel day. We had a short walk to the Rialto Bridge where Mike and Jen got a Vaporetto to the main Bus Terminal to go to Trevisso ...
... the men and the creations they were making, unfortunately we were not allowed to take photos of the glass blowing. As we moved to the centre of town more and more shops appeared all selling glass creations, most stocked similar goods, but many specialized in a particular look or colour. One very distinguished shop only stocked black and white glass pieces. The main street had a canal running through it and the ...
The Peggy Guggenheim museum was our next stop, welll worth a visit, even for a
non-lover of Modern Art like me and one of the reasons is that it is in an old Palazzo (Palace) on the Grand Canal and the other is the sculpture garden. Paintings include ones from Pollock, Dali
and Kadinsky to name but a few…. Look out for the grave of Peggy Guggenheim who is buried in the garden with her dogs.
... milk glass (lattimo), and imitation gemstones made of glass. Today, the
artisans of Murano still employ these centuries-old techniques, crafting
everything from contemporary art glass and glass jewelry to Murano glass chandeliers and wine stoppers.
Burano was by far the group favorite. The houses are so colorful there, so it kind of felt like we were in the Caribbean! We spent tons of time there just wandering around ...