Burano in Venice, Italy
Everyone arrives by boat to Burano, a series of four islands in the Venetian Lagoon linked by bridges, and set foot on land. There is a corner cafe with red signs, rich with laughter of I think locals because their Italian sounds spectacular and they are much too comfortable. The open space leads to a decent size canal, lined on both sides with colorful buildings - a mix of shops and residences. This island is known for two things: lace and colorful houses.
The island was packed when I went but essentially, there are a few places to hit. Piazzo Galuppi is the main square, lined with shops and restaurants. The Lace Museum showcases intricate lacework. And for architectural enthusiasts, the leaning tower of Burano is an interesting find.
From S. Zaccaria (right near Piazza San Marco and the Doge's Palace): Take the ACTV's Line 12 vaporetto (waterbus) towards Burano.
Coordinates: 45.4854° N, 12.4167° E
Cost & Admission
Free, open anytime.
Various cafes and restaurants nearby.
Walking, seeing the views, purchasing souvenirs.
Burano is very walkable, just like Venice. You can spend half a day here and slowly meander through, eat gelato, eat a sandwich, and buy a few souvenirs. Visit the Lace Museum which will be included in your CityPass if you decide to purchase that.