Burano is a small island and village in the Venetian lagoon, situated less than an hour by boat from Venice in northern Italy. It is mostly known for its colourful houses and this coupled with the usual irresistible Italian village charm make Burano a popular destination among tourists and photographers alike.
Burano is photogenic in every sense of the word. When the sun light up the houses the colours glow all the more intensely and the reflections in the canals only enhances the effect. You feel as if you are in a full-scale VR setting designed by Disney, wonderfully childlike and a bit surreal at the same time.
Burano has a long tradition for making lace, introduced via the Venetian-ruled Cyprus in the 16th century. There are several shops selling lace in Via Galuppi and there is also a lace museum, Museo del Merletto on Piazza Galuppi.