Italian viewpoint: the island of Burano

If you are in dire need of an emotional boost, after enduring the long, dark days of winter, nothing will uplift your spirits and soul more than a visit to the island of Burano in the Venetian archipelago. The colours of its houses pop and fizzle in a way that makes the place feel tropical and you can’t help it but want to be left stranded on such a picture-perfect spot!

Another one of Burano’s highlights is lacemaking and in fact the women on this island have been experts at making lace since the 1500’s and have carried on this tradition to the present day, where many exquisite examples of their craftsmanship can be found.

When you are next in Venice, jump on a ‘vaporetto’ and head to Burano and your eyes will be rewarded by one of the most colourful places in the world. Can you think of a more picturesque spot in Italy?!

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