"The island of light, the harmoniously quiet island, forgotten from the land, voted to the religion of the sea".
Burano is an island in the Venetian lagoon and it's famous for the production of handmade needle–lace. To trace the origin of lace production in Venice we have to go back to the year of 1500. Lace manufacturing is essentially based on geometrical drawings like flowers and animals.
Chioggia is an island in the south of the Lagoon. It's one of the major fishing ports. It's about 25 km from the Venetian coast. Over the centuries, the small island has been subject to several historic events:
- in the IX° century, it was destroyed by the king Popping of Itlay.
- in the middle ages, it was abandoned in 1370 but later rebuilt and named Sottomarina.
- in the XIV° and XV° century it was the centre of the wars and competition between the Serenissima and the Republic of Genoa. It was conquered by Genoa (1378) and a couple of years later by Venice (1380).