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January 24, 2020

Ancient traditions may lure visitors and residents to Burano

  • While Venice suffers under the pressure of some 30 million visitors a year, only about 1.5 million of those continue on to nearby Burano.
    Associated Press

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    The Venetian island of Burano's legacy as a fishing village remains the source of its charms: the small colorful fishermen's cottages, traditional butter cookies and delicate lace still stitched by women in their homes.

    VENICE, Italy — The Venetian island of Burano's charms are rooted in its fishing legacy: the colorful fishermen's cottages, the traditional butter cookies that kept fishermen going at sea and the delicate lace hand-stitched by women.

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