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According to an old legend, a fisherman betrothed to a young girl from the island of Burano was tempted by the sirens’ song during an outing at sea. The Queen of the Sirens was fascinated by the fisherman’s ability to resist their charms. The Sea Queen decided to give him a gift: she struck the side of his boat with her tail, and from the foam created by the movement of the water, an exquisite wedding veil took shape for the young bride. When the day of the wedding arrived, the young women of the island admired it so much they started a sort of competition. Using thinner and thinner needles and threads, each tried to imitate the veil’s lace in the hope of creating even more beautiful embroidery for their wedding dresses. The island of Burano – like the legend of lace to which its history is deeply linked – is an enchanting place. A timeless fishing village with tiny colourful houses, restaurants with the most incredible seafood, a fascinating history… and above all, lace!

Our guide will take you to discover the island and its most picturesque and lesser-known corners. Enjoy a unique and exciting experience and contact with the islands, their inhabitants and the lagoon. You will visit places, traditions, legends, secrets and curiosities. Our retreat will leave you feeling connected with the soul of Venice!

The stay Your stay will be in Burano, discovering and experiencing another unknown side of Venice. You can easily access Murano and the other small islands surrounding Venice, such as San Francesco del Deserto and Torcello. Combined with the learning, you will visit an ancient winery and discover its history.

The learn: You will learn how to use your hands and appreciate the importance of skill and time. When creating an object from scratch – using the raw materials, your hands and creativity – you will understand that quality can only be obtained with time and attention to detail. Satisfaction will be gained by valuing the quality of the object produced.


  • five days lace workshop
  • two daily hours workshop – morning or afternoon, in the artisan’s laboratory.
  • During the lace workshop, you will learn a very ancient tradition, Venetian needle lace. You will learn three essential techniques: Venetian stitch lace, Burano stitch lace, and finishing stitches such as embossing before detaching the warp lace and completing the artistry.

The package includes:

  • five nights’ accommodation
  • five days lace workshop


  •  If required, it can include additional workshops, such as the lampworking
  • Per request, we can organise a themed walking tour with our expert guide.

Price From Euro:  1500,00  per person – each quote will be personalised based on the needs and wishes of the participant. 

Starting dates on request 

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