La Dolce Vita #2: Who needs Mexico when…

Burano is a small island located near Venice, famous for its bright colours reflecting into the green water. Legend says that the island’s fisherman painted their houses so they could see them while they were out fishing among the fog… or they could go into the right house at night, while they were drunk.

If you live on Burano and wish to paint your house, you must send a letter to the government, and they’ll tell you which colors you’re allowed to use. This is actually a common issue in Italy, where historical cities have special rules in order to maintain their feature.

But if Burano is the most colorful place on earth, it isn’t the only colorful place in Italy:


Burano, Veneto

Manarola, Cinque Terre, Liguria

Portofino, Campania

Burano, Veneto

Riomaggiore, Cinque Terre, Liguria

Burano, Veneto

Sciacca, Sicily

Burano, Veneto

Ostuni, Puglia

Caorle, Veneto

Burano, Veneto

Alghero, Sardinia

Vernazza, Cinque Terre, Liguria

Naples, Campania

Burano, Veneto

Burano, Veneto

Burano, Veneto

Burano, Veneto

See the other lists here

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