Burano is an island in the Venetian Lagoon located in northern Italy (Province of Venice). The island of Burano is an old fishing village. The island is situated 7 kilometers (4 miles) from Venice, a short 40 minute trip by Venetian Vaporetti (motorboats), leave about every 30 minutes in each direction. Be aware that the island is small and does not offer much to see. Like Venice itself, the only way to get around on Burano is by foot.
Burano has a high population density, calculated at more than 13,000 per square kilometer. The current population of Burano Island Venice is about 2,800.
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Burano Island Venice
Burano is known for its small, brightly painted houses, popular with artists. Every color of the rainbow is represented. The colours of the houses follow a specific system originating from the golden age and if someone wishes to paint their house, they need to get a permission from the government first – by letter.
Burano Lace Museum
Burano is also known for its creation of lace. Lace is an openwork fabric, patterned with open holes in the work, made by machine or by hand.
Originally linen, silk, gold, or silver threads were used. Now lace is often made with cotton thread. Few now make lace in the traditional way because it is extremely time-consuming and also expensive.
The first laces date back to 1500.
One of the main sights on the island of Burano is the Museum and School of Lacemaking. (Piazza Baldassarre Galuppi, Venezia, Italy)
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