Colorful Burano Island is home to the famous hand made Venetian laces. Its enchanting little streets, with canals and brightly colored buildings, have not been in travelers’ lists for long, but little by little people have started to avoid packed San Marco during peak hours to enjoy other Venetian sites, like Burano, during the day. Burano is a wonderful half-day tour and the island is easily reached by boats that leave the grand canal by Doge’s Palace. Just over thirty minutes away, you will not likely feel time passing during your fun boat ride given the beautiful views. If you are there in the afternoon, try to stay for sunset and see how pretty and different the colorful houses become at twilight. Attention: if you want to buy truly hand made laces do check the labels carefully as, unfortunately, there are fake versions nowadays.