The beautiful, brilliant colours of Burano - a tiny island 7 km north of Venice. The vaporetto ride there takes you past San Michele (the cementary island), Murano (the glass-blowing island),Isola di San Francesco del Deserto (the island with the deserted monastery) and finally into Burano.
The houses, that line the small canels or surround tiny campos, are all painted in different colours. Fishing boats set out every day, but the major industry is lace-making. This ancient art has been handed down through the generations, some of the finest hand-made lace in the world comes from this tiny bit of land surrounded by the lagoon.
There is a fascinating lace museum, and several lace makers that demonstrate the how-tos of their art. And of course it's a painter's paradise - the wonderful houses and that famous Venetian light.