One of the most charming islands in the Venetian lagoon is without a doubt the small island of Burano. Located in the Northern lagoon, near Torcello and connected to Mazzorbo by a footbridge, Burano is a delight and inspiration for photographers and artists with its uniquely bright painted homes. It is also home to a long tradition of elegant lace-making, an art and craft that today is sadly dying out due to the intensive labor involved.
Burano is a wonderful place to spend some time while in Venice, for it is easy to explore by foot in a short period of time. However I suggest lingering to appreciate its color and beauty, and the special charm that descends here later in the day as the bulk of the tourist crowds depart.