Explore the noble art of lacemaking with a special visit to the Dalla Lidia Merletti museum!
A trip to explore the Dalla Lidia Merletti D’Arte museum on Burano, in the heart of the Venetian lagoon, to learn all about the island’s history and culture and the fine old tradition of craft lacemaking. You can admire a superb collection of fans, mats and lace ware made between the 16th century and the present day. Highlights include an entirely handsewn wedding dress from the 18th century and an embroidered bedspread created for Napoleon’s coronation. To round off your visit, an expert artisan will guide you through the process of creating your own piece of lacework using authentic craft techniques.