PHOTOGRAPHING VENICE: THE LAGOON AND BURANO
Our expert photographer will meet you at the Line 12 Fondamente Nuove vaporetto (waterbus) landing at 4.30 pm, when the light begins to soften, and all the regular tourists are returning from their Murano/Burano tour.
The boat trip will be quiet, offering plenty of opportunities for grabbing great shots at strategic locations along our route to Burano (about 35 minutes).
Navigation across the placid waters of the Northern Lagoon touches the islands of San Michele (once a monastery, today Cemetery island, with cypress trees looming above the beautiful Neo Gothic walls that surround it); Murano, with its resolute, white lighthouse; two tiny, abandoned islands (San Giacomo and the Madonna del Monte), evocative of the past splendors of this area; and the verdant island of Mazzorbo, Burano’s next-door neighbor.
Behind us lies the distinctive silhouette of Venice itself, with its easily distinguishable bell towers and domes. In front of us, on a clear day, we will have the mountains to form the backdrop to our photos. The liquid mirror of the calm waters around us
- Navigation through the Northern Lagoon by public transportation
- Explore Lagoon landscapes and Burano island with a professional photographer
PHOTOGRAPHING VENICE: THE LAGOON & BURANO
The Venetian lagoon has a surface area of around 550 square kilometers (210 square miles.) Only a mere 8% is occupied by land, including Venice itself and about forty smaller islands.
About 11% is permanently covered by water, its watercourses being called canals. Approximately 80% consists of mud flats, tidal shallows and salt marshes. Venice and its lagoon were included on the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1987.
A very evocative and almost ‘photographic’ image of everyday life in the Lagoon goes back to the late 15th century: Vettore Carpaccio’s ‘Hunting on the Lagoon’, where hunters are seen in traditional lagoon boats practicing cormorants’ fishing. While the evanescent atmospheres of the lagoon are masterfully rendered by Turner’s ‘moonlights’ and ‘sunsets’ and ‘storms.
DRESS CODE AND ADVICE
- Comfortable clothing and shoes
- This tour lasts appr. 3.50 hours
- Costs: from 600 Euros (depending on participants’ number)