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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 138 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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Atlanta, Georgia
Top Contributor
88 reviews 88 reviews
15 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014 NEW

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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Durham, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 NEW

Girls had a lovely time trying on masks and choosing the right one at a price they could afford . Plenty of choice and no hassle , they were left to take photos of each other and look around and admire a wonderful selection all beautifully made . A very happy hour was spent at Ca' Macana with a lovely... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW via mobile

This was the highlight of our trip for our 7 year old daughter. She had a great time painting her own mask. Plus we have a great souvenir.

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Lemont, Illinois
17 reviews 17 reviews
12 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

We regret that we were unable to paint a mask (very limited time in Venice) but we are happy that our tour guide pointed us to this shop. We were able to buy an 'authentic' mask. If you're going to buy one DO NOT buy one from the cheap vendors selling cheap 'made in china' masks. Why go to Venice... More

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Baltimore, Maryland
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85 reviews 85 reviews
15 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Highly recommended. Reserved the two hour English speaking course, we painted two (paper mache) masks each. Great fun for the whole family, kids ages 9-14. Very nice staff member. We didn't shop at the store, only did the course. A highlight.

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Aarau, Switzerland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

It is overwhelming the amount of masks on sale in Venice. Once this happens, you know that you have to find the best value for money. In Ca' Macana the masks are high quality and at a great price. It is totally worth it to spend a bit more to have a good and unique mask. They ship it to... More

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Brussels, Belgium
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

We've seen some beautiful mask shops in Venice, but surely Camacana was our favourite! The masks were really original and of excellent quality. The staff was really friendly too. Unfortunately we did not have time for the 'decorate your own mask' workshop, but if we return to Venice, it will be on the top of our list.

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Maryville, Tennessee
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30 reviews 30 reviews
11 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

We stopped by on a Tuesday afternoon at about 4 and they were able to accommodate us. Both boys (11 and 17) painted a mask and I did as well. My husband wanted to take pictures so we have lots of those! My main concern was getting the masks home (afraid they'd break or not be dry). If that is... More

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Los Angeles, California
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014 via mobile

My husband and I painted our own masks while in Venice and it was so much fun! At first he didn't want to paint, but he ended up painting as well and is glad that he did. Veronica (I think was her name) was very nice and knowledgeable. A true professional mask artist!

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Chicago, Illinois
11 reviews 11 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014 via mobile

Mask maker Mercedes puts on quite a show for her customers. Within the shop itself, there must have been hundreds of unique, varied theme masks on display & we were encouraged, as mask enthusiasts, to go across the street to Mercedes' studio where she works her magic. She took the time to show & explain to us how she creates... More

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