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Burano and Murano, Venice, Italy (105 images)

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Not too far away from the crowds and bustle of the main islands of Venice are two gems, one a short distance and the other a longer, multi-segment ride via vaporetto (water bus): the islands of Murano and Burano. Each is distinct yet both seem a world away.

Murano is the closer of the two. It's known for its colorful glass and in another era, was kept a secret from the world (and kept the flames of the glass furnaces from burning down Venice!)

Burano, on the other...
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