With its winding canals, narrow alleys and gorgeous architectural landmarks drawing from Western and Middle Eastern influences, Venice is arguably one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Those who reserve a car rental in Italy
can venture to this remarkable region and take a ride by "vaporetti," or motorboat, to the romantic and intimate Burano island in the Venetian Lagoon.
After a 40-minute cruise along narrow Venetian canals, visitors will reach Burano, which boasts a modest population of 2,800 residents. Almost entirely covered by residential buildings, the vibrant area is known for its multitude of unique homes painted in a rainbow of colors. Before residents reach for their color palettes, they must request permission from the government to use the particular hue they'd like to paint their homes. This rule makes the city feel like one massive canvas, with every home contributing to the work of art.
Aside from its array of color-happy homes, the island is known for its lace. Skilled women showcase their talents along the streets and inside shops like the Merletti dalla Olga and Martina Home Collection, taking months to make even the smallest piece of lace. When vacationers book a car rental in Venice
and cruise to the stunning island, they can treat themselves to a handcrafted lace product and bring it home as a souvenir.