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Ca' Macana

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Address: Calle delle Botteghe | Dorsoduro 3172, 30123 Venice, Italy
Phone Number: 39 41 2776142
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Description: Buy your mask for the next Venetian festival at this shop, which...
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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The tutor speak fair English, yet is more then enough as the mask painting is not a very difficult process. There are lots of choices of paper mask, I can choose the shape I want... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 4, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

The tutor speak fair English, yet is more then enough as the mask painting is not a very difficult process. There are lots of choices of paper mask, I can choose the shape I want and colour to paint on. The teacher also encouraged me to design and decor my own mask with some technical aid. I really had nice... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

While visiting Venice, We took our 9 year old daughter here to paint a mask. We had fun navigating the way over as finding an address can be tricky in Venice - thank heavens for GPS :) We did not make an appointment - just dropped in. My daughter chose from about a dozen styles and spent 1 hour PAINTING... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

We did the private class 5 weeks ago and I’m just getting around to reviews from our trip. To sum it up it was AWESOME! One of our favorite things, it’s a must do. I booked the private class for 4 of us as a 30th birthday present for our daughter. She has an interest in Venetian Masks and has... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Just returned from Venice and had such a great time learning about the history of mask making and making a few masks of our own. Booked the trip for four adults months ago. Everyone enjoyed the experience. Sarah was extremely helpful and fun. Would definitely recommend. We also bought several masks and a gorgeous hat. The workmanship is fantastic.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

This was an amazing afternoon. My ten year-old son summed it up "that was awesome Mom". We thoroughly enjoyed our two-hour session with Mario. Grazie!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

Stunning place! Authentic and made by themselves these masks are the real deal. Don't go anywhere else and don't be fooled by other shops! This shop can be found in the accademia district and is worth the walk. Friendly helpful the lady said I can take photos of whatever I wanted and let me try on some hats and masks.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Very famous mask shop in Venice. You can find many different types of masks and hats. Usual prices are high but you can also catch the discounted ones if you are lucky. The staff is very helpful. This place is also prepared the masks used in movie "Eyes wide shut".

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

Stopped by Ca' Macana in Venice this past weekend and it was definitely worth it. The lady working in the store was courteous, gracious, and very helpful! The masks are a great quality and very colorful! Well worth trekking through Venice to find this store.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

I was able to arrange a private appointment for 10 guests from different families. I found this is the same location that the cruise ship used. Each family was able to pay separately. The staff went through the history of the masks and then each person who was painting was allowed to pick two masks to paint. The were given... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

We booked a 2 hour mask history and painting course and we weren't disappointed. My wife and I had the undivided attention of Mario - who took us through the history of the Venetian mask and then showed us the techniques on how to decorate them before letting us loose on our own. the 2 hours just flew by -... More 

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Additional Information about Ca' Macana

Address: Address: Calle delle Botteghe | Dorsoduro 3172, 30123 Venice, Italy
Phone Number: 39 41 2776142
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Veneto  >  Province of Venice  >  City of Venice  >  Venice>  > Dorsoduro / Accademia
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 7:30 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 7:30 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 7:30 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 7:30 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 7:30 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 7:30 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 7:30 pm

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Dorsoduro / Accademia
Artsy is the defining mood of this neighborhood with street artists, students, painters, sculptors, restorers, curators, historians, collectors, heirs and heiresses rubbing elbows. Peggy Guggenheim's collection, now a museum, lures chic locals for evening art aperitifs. Traditionalists and visionaries cocoon in bohemian luxury. La Salute basilica buttresses the neighborhood to the east. Gondolas bob in the morning light. The Accademia Bridge crosses the Grand Canal. A back street doubles as basketball court. Palaces house residents, or like Ca' Foscari a university, or a museum like Ca’ Rezzonico that attracts Venetians for concerts. Dorsoduro reveals its industrial roots too, in buildings converted to house university departments or exhibitions. Campo Santa Margherita bursts with youthful energy from local students. Foot traffic bustles to and from Piazzale Roma and Santa Lucia train station. Evening commuters pause for an aperitivo. Neighbors exchange confidants in a campo (square) on their way to market.