These gorgeous canals belong to the island of Burano, just outside of Venice. I was lucky enough to pay it a visit earlier this year and despite it being an absolutely miserable day it was still one of the most beautiful places I've ever seen while traveling.
The islands history dates back to the 6th Century, however in recent decades it has become most known for it's lace making. There were lots of little side shops selling authentic (and sometimes not so authentic) lace items, like tablecloths, bedsheets and baby clothes. However, everything was pretty much out of my price range! We also had a great lunch at the Trattoria Al Gatto Nero - which must have been some of the best Italian food I had on the entire trip.
Burano is slightly less-known than the more famous glass-island, Murano, and is definitely worth a visit if you have a few days in Venice. I'd love to return again on a clearer day to see the coloured houses in all their glory!