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4.02.2016

Last afternoon in Venice

Venice Italy

We came back to Venice from our beautiful visit of Murano & Burano islands just in time for lunch.

We had planned to go to Cantina do Mori, which is the oldest bacaro in Venice. That was without knowing that the place is closed on Sunday.
Plan B turned out to be very good though, we went to Enoteca Do Colonne, where we shared some cicheti chosen among an incredibly huge selection of little sandwiches, cod and fried seafood, all washed down by Spritz! 
I was so hungry I forgot to take any picture of the place, but you'll have to trust me when I say their cicheti are amazing ;)

Venice, cicheti at Cantina Do Colonne

After lunch we continued strolling around Cannaregio neighbourhood and the ancient ghetto.

We thought about going to Guggenheim, but actually to walk around Venice is so magical that you never want to go inside!

All the elegant palaces, the little bridges, the tiny streets... Everything is so beautiful & unique...

Venice, Italy

Venice, Italy

Venice, Italy

Venice, Italy

Venice, Italy

We happily got lost among the teeny alleys, laughing, chatting, enjoying each other company...

Venice, Italy

...and making new friends along the way :)

Venice, Italy

Venice, Italy

Venice, Italy

Venice, Italy

Venice, Italy

Venice, Italy

Venice, Italy

Happily, rain stayed away until the very end of the afternoon, when we were more than happy to close ourselves inside for a last aperitif/early supper.

Venice, Italy

We went back to Osteria al Portego, which we elected our favorite bacaro of the week-end!
We were there for our first night in Venice & we finished our beautiful week-end in the same place ;)

A last spritz, a last prosecco & lots of cicheti!! 

Venice, cicheti at Osteria al Portego

Try the eggplant parmigiana, if they have it, you won't regret it!

Venice, cicheti at Osteria al Portego

Venice, cicheti at Osteria al Portego

Venice, cicheti at Osteria al Portego

Full & happy, we only had time left to grab our luggages at the hotel and hop on the ferry to the airport, not without a last happy look over the Grand Canal :)

Venice, Grand Canal by night

4.01.2016

Venice : Murano & Burano

Burano, Venice, Italy
We begun our last day in Venise with a trip to the islands of Murano & Burano.

Our hôtel, Hotel Santa Marina, offered a free taxi to bring hosts to Murano to visit a glass factory. Which was very nice: we went to Murano with an elegant private boat and visited the factory without a crowd of tourists.

The boat ride to go to Murano was lovely itself.

Venice, Italy

Venice, Italy

Venice, Italy

Venice, Italy

Venice, Italy

Venice, Italy

Venice, Italy

Venice, Italy

Venice, Italy

Don’t hesitate to ask the hôtel staff about this service as they won’t offer it to you spontaneously (I read about it on tripadvisor).

Murano, Venice, Italy - Glass Factory

Glass-blower is a very old craft, there are no school for it and the savoir faire is transmitted from father to son. It takes almost 15 years to become a good glass-blower!
It’s so amazing to see how they work the glass…

Murano, Venice, Italy - Glass Factory

Murano, Venice, Italy - Glass Factory

They put the glass in an oven to heat it (ovens are working continuously and never switched off)... 

Murano, Venice, Italy - Glass Factory

Murano, Venice, Italy - Glass Factory

Murano, Venice, Italy - Glass Factory

Murano, Venice, Italy - Glass Blower

...and then there are 2 techniques : if they’re creating an object with a cavity (e.g. a vase) they blow into the glass otherwise they work the glass to create the shape they want, and in this case they have a very short time before the glass cool down too much to be shaped.

Murano, Venice, Italy - Glass Blower

Murano, Venice, Italy - Glass Blower

Murano, Venice, Italy - Glass Blower

Murano, Venice, Italy - Glass Blower

Even though the glass cool down too much that it cannot be worked anymore, it remains very hot, proof is that if you put a piece of paper over it, it bursts into flames!

Murano, Venice, Italy - Glass Factory

It was very interesting to watch the artisan at work. After that, we had time to admire all the glass pieces exposed in the gallery (no photo were allowed) but there were some beautiful – and totally overpriced – pieces !

We therefor left the factory empty handed, and took a stroll among the little streets of Murano…

Murano, Venice, Italy

Murano, Venice, Italy

Walking around, I even found the perfect little boat for me : a pink one!

Murano, Venice, Italy

Murano, Venice, Italy

Murano, Venice, Italy

Murano, Venice, Italy

…Before taking the ferry to Burano. Burano is especially known for its lace, but also its colorful houses... The place is so beautiful !

Burano, Venice, Italy

Burano, Venice, Italy

It's like being in an enchanted, little village!

And we explored every inch of it!

Burano, Venice, Italy

Burano, Venice, Italy

Burano, Venice, Italy

Burano, Venice, Italy

Burano, Venice, Italy

Burano, Venice, Italy

And as you can see, there are also pink houses! *heart eyes emoji*

 Burano, Venice, Italy

Lots of them! In different shades of pink...

Burano, Venice, Italy

Burano, Venice, Italy

Burano, Venice, Italy

Burano, Venice, Italy

Selfie time...

Burano, Venice, Italy

Burano, Venice, Italy

We can continue our kaleidoscopic stroll...

Burano, Venice, Italy

Burano, Venice, Italy

Burano, Venice, Italy

Burano, Venice, Italy

Burano, Venice, Italy
 
Burano, Venice, Italy

Burano, Venice, Italy

After this charming interval, we came back to Venice. But I'll tell you more about our last afternoon in Venice tomorrow as this post is already overpacked with pics ;) but I couldn't resist, all those houses were just too cute, I couldn't get enough! 

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