Just going to warn you now that this post is a little photo heavy, so you might want to settle in with a cup of coffee for this one. 😉 One of the things we were most excited to do in Venice was to see the islands of Murano and Burano. Murano is the home of Murano glass, and Burano is known for its lacemaking and colorful houses. We were told that you could see the glass blowers in their studios on Murano, and we couldn’t wait to see them in action!
Well, Murano turned out to be one of the few disappointments of our trip. We only saw one person actually blowing glass, as almost all the other studios were closed to the public. 🙁 We were so disappointed, especially because we had locals tell us that there were tons of studios where we could watch! It could have been because we were there in the off season, but we were still pretty bummed. Murano was still beautiful, however, and it was fun poking around the different glass shops. The glass shops had some of the most beautiful pieces I’ve ever seen. I ended up getting a couple of adorable Christmas ornaments which are one of my favorite purchases of the trip. I would still recommend a trip to Murano!
The next stop on our day trip was Burano! We thought Murano was colorful, but boy oh boy were we blown away by Burano. It’s one of the most colorful cities in the world! Since the island is an old fishing village, it’s said that the fisherman painted their homes with bright colors so that they could recognize them through the fog as they made their way home. I thought that story was so cool! Lacemaking became famous there when Leonardo da Vinci visited and bought a piece of cloth for the altar of the Duomo di Milano. Aside from the lace, the island is truly unlike anything I’ve ever seen. It’s seriously any color lovers dream! It’s full of adorable restaurants, coffee shops, lace stores, and amazing views. Oh, and there were SO many cats. Like, there were cats around every corner! Dave and I couldn’t resist petting them all!! There’s nowhere else in the world like Burano, and if you’re headed to Venice it’s definitely a must see.
One of my go-to travel outfits on the trip was this denim on denim combo. It’s such an easy look to throw on! I mixed it up throughout the trip by pairing it with different jackets, cardigans, and accessories. I wore this chambray layered under sweaters and paired with skirts, too. It was easily one of my most used pieces! On this day, the sun poked out and the weather was SO nice. When we snapped these photos, I was so warm I had to take off my coat! It was a nice change of pace from the cold, rainy day we started with in Venice.
Bag: Sole Society (almost identical here)