Burano, another Venetian island is home to the lace making women of Italy. The traditional Burano lace is made up of 7 stitches done by 7 different women. It take about 2 months to complete one lace that is the size of a placemat. The tradition of lace making started in the 1800s when the women of Burano with a little free time will sit together outside their homes to catch up with other women and they don’t come empty handed, they came with their needle work. This led to them making intricate and beautiful designs and something to note is that each woman’s skill set was different from the next. So they’ll each embroider a different part of the fabric and pass it on to the next person till all the lace work was complete.
Another thing Burano is known for is their colorful house. This also started In the 1800s when the men of Buriano will go on expeditions and due to the weather and fog couldn’t see past their masts to know if the got home. The women they left behind decided to paint their houses and men’s boats in distinct colors so they know when their men were back.
This tradition has been kept in place long after the expeditions making it a picturesque and Instagram worthy location. The vibrant colors make for a good photo session.
Fun fact: there’s a game played that you have to take a picture with a building that closely matches the clothes you are wearing. (in my case I contrasted)