For anyone traveling to Venice and has an extra day to spare, do yourself a colorful favor and take a trip to the island of Burano.
About a 30-40 minute vaporetto ride in the Venetian Lagoon, this little island is known for lacemaking and its houses which look like a Crayola crayon box freshly opened. I’ve seen the countless Instagrams of people in Burano and figured it was just filters but having now been there, no filter is necessary. Every quiet canal is a painting, every cafe begging you to sit for an Aperol Spritz, every shop with beautiful lacework, and of course…everyone taking selfies. If you hang around in the late afternoon the crowds tend to thin and you can get some quiet time strolling along the canals. The late afternoon sun glow adds a nice touch.
I don’t think many folks have discovered Burano yet so please take advantage of it when you can. Once the tourist mobs that venture to Murano discover Burano it may be lots more crowded. This was a remarkable little place with super nice locals eager to chat and they always enjoy hearing how beautiful their village is from visitors.
Be respectful and courteous. Tourists are behaving badly in Venice again and it’s sad.