Christopher Tozier is the author of Olivia Brophie and the Pearl of Tagelus, the award-winning, middle-grade fantasy series set in the wilds of central Florida and published by Pineapple Press. He was selected as a 2011 State of Florida Artist Fellowship recipient and his poetry has appeared widely.
Burano is a beautiful island and I highly recommend it as a day trip from Venice. Burano is a sunny, romantic alternative. A short vaporetto ride away, there are plenty of day tourists that visit Burano, but it doesn't take long to find colorful backroads all to yourself.
Burano's buildings are brightly painted
And of course, Burano has canals.
And beautiful glass lanterns
And friendly residents
And the perfect ending to a sunny afternoon, gelato.