In this chapter we will discuss one of the most colorful, lively and characteristic islands of the whole Venetian lagoon, the Burano Island.
The Burano Island is the most picturesque island in the Venetian lagoon thanks to the bright colors that characterize the fishermen's houses. Visible from a distance due to the high bell tower of its church, particularly inclined, it is one of the most populated and welcoming islands of the entire lagoon.
The 16th century church of San Martino houses the only important work of art on the island, "The Crucifixion" by the young Gianbattista Tiepolo. Although its inhabitants lived mainly on fishing, for centuries Burano was known internationally for the production of the most beautiful laces in Europe. Legends tell that the art of lace developed in the lagoon, following the techniques of repairing fishing nets. Despite the profound resemblance between the two techniques, it must be said that lace was originally made by nuns and noblewomen.
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