Burano Island

Burano, a small island of fishermen and farmers, is famous for its beautiful laces. The women of Burano create lace masterpieces following an ancient technique using the ‘tombolo’.
This art appeared in Venice for the first time at the beginning of the 16th century, as a direct development of white embroidery on white fabrics and it soon spread all over Europe.
The evolution of this lace technique was the “punto in aria” (air stitch), whereby the lace is created with very thin needles and threads without using any fabric whatsoever.
Famous musician Baldassare Galuppi (1703-85) was born in Burano and is the pride of the island.

Chiesa di San Martino di Burano

A structure by Andrea Tirali from the 1500s, with a strongly-leaning 18th-century bell tower beside it, it has the peculiarity of not having any portals. The plan is that of a Latin cross, with three naves and a transept, a main chapel and two side...

Museo del Merletto di Burano

In the central Piazza Baldassare Galuppi, a noted musican of Burano, the Museum covers three centuries of creations belonging to public or private collections. The school was created to to promote quality products of the famous Burano lace.