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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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San Diego, California
5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

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
88 helpful votes 88 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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75 reviews 75 reviews
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
15 reviews 15 reviews
12 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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88 reviews 88 reviews
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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Durham, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

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
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 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
20 reviews 20 reviews
13 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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
46 helpful votes 46 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction 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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