Burano is a small Venetian island about a 40 minute vaporetti (water bus) ride from Venice. It's known for its lace-making and small, colorful houses. Just a short ride away is another island called Murano, which is known for its beautiful glass-making. Apparently, when it comes to lace and glass, glass draws the biggest crowds. This means that while Murano is often overrun with tourists, Burano for the most part enjoys a much quieter existence. For a crowd-weary traveler such as myself, that's very good news. Add in a bit of sunshine and you've got the perfect setting in which to wander and enjoy the beauty this wee little island.
Full Disclosure: I've never taken so many pictures of windows in my life. I couldn't stop, they were all so pretty!
It should also be noted that when it comes to their lace, these people mean business. You can pretty much buy anything and everything made of lace here. Case in point:
Bottom Line: The next time you find yourself in Venice (or in need of a lace toilet roll holder), I would definitely recommend giving Burano a gander.