About 30 minutes north-east of the isle of Murano is the isle of Burano. You can immediately spot this island by the church tower which is not exactly straight, and the colorful houses.
Most of the men were fishermen and their boats had the same color as their house. So if something happened at sea, they immediately knew to which house they needed to go to deliver the bad news.
While the men were at sea, the women made lace. The lace was admired throughout Europe. During the 18th century the art was almost lost, but nowadays you can buy anything lacey you would ever want here. Not all lace is from Burano itself, but the real Burano-lace can be recognized because it is a little bit more expensive.
How do you get there?
Vaparetto nr 12 goes from Venice to Burano and stops on the way on Murano. Expect a really crowded Vaparetto, espcially later in the day, but Burano is well worth a visit. Do not forget your camera or telephone, because you do not often get somewhere more beautiful and special, especially if you wander off the smaller streets.