After shopping for a couple of very nice items in Schiavon, a store in Murano, the owner graciously offered to have us taken by her private boat to Burano where we were met by Nora who works for Lidia, a store owned by Paula and her son David. Burano as everyone knows is very well known for its lace and this particular store is famous for its hand made laces and the lace museum housed on the upper floor of the store where the most intricate lace designs and the most difficult of stitches manifest the skills that can belong only to a person who has mastered the craft of lace making. David and all his staff were very accomodating and patient with us, as we took our time to make our selections. Each item was explained to us in terms of the amount of time it took to complete the design, the different stitches used and how the nuances in dark and light shades were achieved by the varying distances between holes and stitches. Quite a feat really. Though the items were a bit pricey, David generously gave in to our request for a discount and a handkerchief as a gift came with it. Truly appreciated David. After our purchase we were escorted by Nora to a lovely restaurant where we were served the most delectable lobster cakes, pasta marinara with a sauce i have never tasted before and desserts to die for. I am not in the habit of writing reviews or sharing experiences from my trips but I have always loved Italy and Italians and David, Paula and Nora have become members of my unforgettable group of people. Visit 'Lidia' in Burano and Schiavon in Murano for beautiful best buys.
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