Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Burano. The Most Colourful Town In The World...

The first photo shows the beautiful Cinque Terre town of Manarola on the coast of Italy, my mistake I'm sorry and thankyou Bernice for correcting me, but the others show the houses of the town of Burano.
Burano is made up of four islands in Italy's beautiful Venice and is known for its small vibrant brightly painted houses.
The colours of the houses follow a specific system originating from the golden age of the town's development.
If someone wishes to paint their house, they must request permission from the government no less who will approve certain colours to be used.
Bureaucratic interference perhaps but this practice has resulted in a myriad of warm pastel colours that characterises the island today.
And then there's Bepi Sua's house, the town's most famous...

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  1. I dont remember Burano having rocky steep cliffs like in the first picture, it is a very flat island group with some canals much like Venice. I think the first picture looks more like Cinque Terre on the opposite coast of Italy.

    1. Thankyou Bernice, you are right.
      I've just checked and the first photo is indeed the gorgeous colourful Cinque Terre town of Manarola.
      My apologies...

  2. Just beautiful - would love to live surrounded by colour like that!