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Ca' Macana

Calle delle Botteghe | Dorsoduro 3172, 30123 Venice, Italy (San Marco)
39 41 2776142
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Ranked #4 of 140 shopping in Venice
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Shops, Factory Tours
Activities: Shopping
Description: Buy your mask for the next Venetian festival at this shop, which specializes in the traditional Commedia dell'arte, as well as Venetian styles.
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Surrey
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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

My 10 and 7 year old boys loved spending a hour decorating their masks - much more fun than just buying one in the shops. The staff were really helpful and friendly. Not cheap at c.E45 each, but memorable. Would recommend. Nearby shop also worth a trip as they let you try on the masks.

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Hong Kong, China
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

My two children aged 6 and 2.5 attended the mask decorating workshop. It was 2 hours in total they selected plain masks and then we're able to paint and decorate them. The cost for two children was €84 it was worth it.After spending a total of 10 days in Paris and Venice and doing lots of fun things my daughter... More

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London, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

This was a history lesson and art lesson rolled into one package. Nancy helped us through the decorating after explaining the role masks once played in Venice. The two hours were not enough for us to finish both of our masks, so we paid for an extra half hour, but still did not finish. However, we purchased more styles to... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

The masks were hand made and were of lovely quality which separated them from the rest. The prices were ranging so you could always find something for your price. You could pay a little extra but the quality is definitely there compared to some souvenir shops.

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Cupar, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

My nine year old son and I loved this shop most of all. The quality and individuality of the pieces is plain to see and we each bought a mask to remind us of our stay in the Veneto. It is wonderful to see a mask being crafted there in the shop and exciting to choose from the rich variety.... More

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San Diego, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

A wonderful experience if you have young ones or enjoy making crafts. We had a private lesson in making masks. The lady was very friendly and knowledgeable plus we learned all about the history of why the Venetians wore masks. Great fun!

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Cleveland Ohio USA
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73 reviews 73 reviews
23 attraction reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Our company mission is to transform normal activities like mask making classes in to a competetion for our 10 teams galavanting acroos Europe accomplishing surprise challenges to score points to win a grand prize on a mystery itinerary. So, I collaborated with Nancy at Ca Macana in structuring a mask making contest. She and her colleague Sarah did abang up... More

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New York City, New York
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35 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

This famed shoppe is full of hand crafted, one of a kind masks. This happens to be where the masks for the movie Eyes Wide shut were designed and created. When you walk in, you will see the place is actually quite small, with someone sitting in a work station painting/creating the masks that will soon be on the wall.... More

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Trier, Germany
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12 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014 via mobile

We had the 2 hour private mask making lesson. We each were able to paint and decorate two masks. Before we started on our own masks the history of making and wearing masks in Venice was explained to us and we were shown some examples which masks would have been worn by whom and when. Then we had an introduction... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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15 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

I didn't buy a mask here, but the store was pretty awesome. This guy is legit. The store is fun just to walk through as a tourist attraction. Venice has a long and storied history with their masks and Carnevale. I eventually bought a few paper mache Venetian masks at another store up the street and even that store owner... More

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