On Friday, Cinzia and I went to Burano. It was a lovely mild day. We stopped at Mazzorbo, and thanks to a nice man we had met on the vaporetto, we gained entry to Chiesa Santa Catherine, which is under repair. A young man was describing the history and art of this church to a group of Italian visitors, and we were able to listen and learn!
On the way from the church, we walked past the cemetery and noticed this very interesting sculpture of the Madonna and Child:
We were both quite taken with this grave stone:
It was our day to spot Madonnas. Just before we reached the bridge from Mazzorbo to Burano, we saw this:
As we walked around in Burano, we were offered a free prosecco by a couple of young men who were moving their wine dispenser to a store room. It tasted very good!
There were so many Italian tourists enjoying their long weekend thanks to the 150th anniversary of the unification of Italy.
We ate at al Gatta Nero .. highly recommended. We shared a tasty grilled fish, and then had delicious desserts. A 6 year old girl at the next table kindly took this photo for us.
And, here is il Gatto Nero:
And, finally, il gatto grasso: