B-Uranus - colorful street houses in Venice, Italy, by photographer Mirko Saviane

B-Uranus A photography project by Mirko Saviane

B-Uranus – The colorful street houses in Venice, Italy photographed by Mirko Saviane

Burano is a small island of Venice, Italy. Famous for its lace and colored houses, many international media include the small town among the top 10 most colorful cities in the world.

“Why are the houses so colorful? Some say that the vibrant hues served to define property lines: each family painted their house a different color. Others say that the bright colors helped fishermen find their way home in the dense fog that surrounds Burano during certain seasons.

As you probably guessed, Burano is constantly flooded with tourists who inevitably alter the natural beauty of the island.

Focusing on the daily activities of the island’s inhabitants, my goal was to show the non-touristic side of Burano and the intrinsic beauty of this place. My hope is that this series provides a different perspective on this highly photographed island.”

– Discover more of Mirko’s work here.

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