For Burano get off at the next stop of the boat in Mazzorbo, a heaven, with a fisherman’s village, some restaurants and some vegetable gardens. This island is connected to Burano by a wooden bridge.
The first settlers came to Burano in the 5th century as refugees from the area of Altino. The island became famous for Burano lace that is made by the women. Until the 19th century the designs were imitations of French designs, and only at the end of the 19th century the local industry grew. To boost the industry there are lace making schools on the island. It is possible to visit the school to see lace works. The museum is in the local city hall that was built in the 14th century.
The houses along the canals on this island are painted in different colors, a great visual experience. In the central square, Piazza Galuppi, has rows of coffee shops and restaurants. Osteria ai Pescatori is recommended for delicious sea food and friendly service.
Along the canal from the pier to Piazza Galuppi there are innumerable lace items – maps, napkins, shirts and more.
Near the square there is a lace store where you can see the older women make the lace.
The best place to buy Burano lace is in Burano.