Lace Museum

1,50 Off to visit the Lace Museum in Burano

The museum is located in the historic palace of Podestà of Torcello, in Piazza Galuppi, Burano, seat of the famous Burano Lace School from 1872 to 1970. Rare and precious pieces, on display in a picturesque setting decorated in the typical colors of the island, offer a complete overview of the history and artistry of the Venetian and lagoon’s laces, from its origins to the present day. The visit starts with the main room on the ground floor, where a short film subtitled in English calls for an impressive journey into the fascinating world of laces, while didactic panels reveal the secrets of this skillful technique and its lace points (Venice point, Burano point...). The visit continues on the first floor, where the collection is chronologically organized and spread across four rooms correspondent to the following areas: Origins: the 16th century, 17th – 18th century, 19th – 20th century, The Burano Lace School (1872-1970).

All ISIC cardholders showing the valid card at the ticketing office can enjoy the reduced admission ticket (3,50 EUR anzichè 5 EUR).

Per maggiori informazioni: http://museomerletto.visitmuve.it/

*Photo Credits: "courtesy Fondazione Musei Civici di Venezia"

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