Italy’s 3 Magical Islandsby Kosher River Cruise Kosher Tour Operator
One of the sayings in Italy is “Meglio Tardi Che Mai”, or ‘Better Late Than Never’. Aside from being exotic and romantic, Italy is one of the top destinations when it comes to Kosher Vacations. Let’s take a look at the islands and learn why they are both unique and magical.
The first thing you would notice about the island of Burano are its colorful houses. Those are one of the attractions tourists remember and take photographs of.
It was said that when fishermen came back, they are unable to recognize which homes is which due to the fog. It was decided that they would paint their houses. Later on, a system was developed when it comes to the color-coding. The owners have to submit to the government a request, then they will respond back and tell them the colors that are allowed to be painted on their houses.
Aside from the brightly colored houses, visitors can sightsee the following:
- Church of San Martino
- Museum and School of Lacemaking
- Leaning Campanile (Bell Tower)
- The Oratorio di Santa Barbara
- “Crufixion” (1727) Painting by Giambattista Tiepolo
The island was originally filled with gardens and palazzos, then it changed into an industrial shipyard during the 1900’s, and later settled down as a residential neighborhood. Due to the various transformations, Giudecca is surrounded with modern structures as well as antique architecture.
Giudecca’s quiet atmosphere makes you feel at home, and also awaken your curiosity due to the many long-lasting structures such as its 16th Century Church “Il Redentore” and Neo-Gothic Building “Molino Stucky”, previously a flour mill but it is now an apartment complex and luxury hotel.
Murano is known for their beautiful glassmaking; the artworks is still being practiced today and you can visit “Museo Del Vetro (Murano Glass Museum)” to learn more about its history and view its samples.
The island became known due their high-quality glassmaking for many years, to the point that they began developing technologies and techniques that resulted into creating “aventurine” (glass with gold threads), “lattimo” (milk glass), “millefiori” (multicolored glass), just to name a few. Nowadays, the artisan continues to use these techniques to create functional items such as chandeliers and even jewelry.
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