22.12.15

Burano Island, Venice, Italy (day 3) Corina Moscovich

Burano Island is 45 minutes away by boat (Vaporetto 12 at Fondamento Nove for 15 euros return ticket). 
To go to Burano, first you have to go to Fondamente Nove.

Burano is an island in the Venetian lagoon. 
It is a colourful area, with less shops and distractions than in Venice itself. 
Amazing opportunity to take loads of pictures. 
I guess in summer it looks really beautiful...
I was told that houses started to be painted in bright colours so that fishermen could distinguish them easily.



If you go to Burano in late December (or January) dress warmly as it can be really cold.
This is where I had my first truly Italian pizza. As the cold air was entering my bones and joints, I had a green tea to keep me warm while waiting for the Vaporetto to go back to Venice.

Next: I don´t know! :)



Venice/Venecia 2 in Italy/Italia in winter Corina Moscovich

During my second day in Venice I took about 50 pictures without counting some silly “selfies” that I´m not going to publish anywhere. There is so much history, there are so many references. And churches. And “campos”, and all sorts of streets with different denominations... 



This post is mainly about the “instantáneas” -as we say in Spanish- of what Venice is about. This city is really unique. It´s a labyrinth of houses in the shade of orange, light and dark brown. 




Linguistic landscaping: sale clothing near the train station 



Food offer is gigantic. Prices vary a bit but not a lot. Tempting shopping windows.
I don´t like Eros Ramazzotti, but it was funny to see this "Italian icon" here in Venice.


 

 Multicultural Venice: people from everywhere selling fruits and veggies. 

Thinking about my artist friend Ma. Laura Rolle




¿Qué pasa gondoliers?









¿Qué pasa gondoliers?







 The colour of the water is different according to the time of the day and it doesn´t really smell. However, some streets smell to cats´ pee and there is dog´s poo here and there. Enough with the nasty comments, but it´s part of the city as well. There are many shops where you buy stuff for pets (food, toys, etc). 


Soccer... passion... sounds familiar.

People are super nice, it doesn´t matter how bad you speak Italian: your effort is always rewarded. Now, whenever I say: Io sono argentina, I get positive feedback. Earlier today, an old nice man told me something like "half of Argentina is Italian". I just smiled as it is a bit more complex than that. Although I definitely do not have roots from here, there is this crazy familiarity every time I step the wonderful land of Italy. I feel I understand Argentinian mentality a bit better. I see a mirror reflecting similar cultures.

Next: Burano Island.