Burano is the capital of the finest laces and doilies, handmade with skills that have been passed down through generations.
There is even a Lace Museum (Museo del Merletto) on the island which is located in Piazza Galuppi at the palace that was seat of the Burano Lace School.
Re-opened to the public in June 2011 after extensive restoration works, the Lace Museum offers a complete overview of the laces of Venice and islands.
It’s fascinating to see the lace work being created in small shop fronts along Via Galuppi. But if you go there and want to buy, make sure it’s the real thing. The cheapest is usually imported from Asia!
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