The muggy summer air cooks the canals and scrapes the paint and enamel from the city's finest pieces of art. This has - logically - spiked tourism in Venice. In Venice Italy, even the ambulances are waterborne. While Burano's fishermen were out on the lagoon, their wives would traditionally sit outside their coloured houses making lace. Visitors don't need to spend much time in Burano to see and photograph its main attraction: the colourful houses. The brightly-painted walls extend all through Burano, The standard of Burano's lace was very high, and the island became famous for its quality. The island's lace-making museum is one of Venice's civic museums and included in a joint ticket. There are many charming yards and squares where drying laundry adds to the general decorative gaiety of Burano.