•I T A L I A•
That's Italia, her actual name.
Italia spends her time making "merletto di Burano", which is just a sort of lace (if you know the exact English name, please let me know), and to complete one she needs 1 month and half! It is a type of work that it's done together with other women so she needs to wait the others until she starts her part of the work. One of the "merletto" piece costs €80 only, but if you go and buy it at the shop €300/400. She said that she doesn't do it for money "if people tell me to stop, I rather die" Italia says. .
Meeting her was the highlight of my Venice trip. It was beautiful learning more about her story and how she looks after the other 13 siblings during her childhood. I ended up buying some hearings made with the same technique - priceless indeed. .
She also makes the typical Burano biscuit called Buranello, which I promised her I will try it next time @ .