The colors of the houses on the colorful lagoon island Burano just north of Venice, follow a specific system. The legend tells that the practice began so fishermen on the island could locate their home in the darkness. Today, if a homeowner wants to paint their house they must receive permission from the local government who will then give a limited selection of color options selected for that location.
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The colors of the houses on the colorful lagoon island Burano just north of Venice, follow a specific system. The legend tells that the practice began so fishermen on the island could locate their home in the darkness. Today, if a homeowner wants to paint their house they must receive permission from the local government who will then give a limited selection of color options selected for that location.

© David Noyes 2011

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