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Ca' Macana

Address: Calle delle Botteghe | Dorsoduro 3172, 30123 Venice, Italy (Dorsoduro)
Phone Number: 39 41 2776142
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Ranked #4 of 162 Shopping in Venice
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Factory Tours, Specialty Shops, Shopping
Activities: Shopping
Owner description: Buy your mask for the next Venetian festival at this shop, which specializes in the traditional...
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Type: Factory Tours, Specialty Shops, Shopping
Activities: Shopping
Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 7:30 pm
Owner 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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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

Our kids were desperate to have a go at making a mask at Ca' Macana. There were plenty of examples to give inspiration. For 42 euros each there were lots of masks to choose from and the lady showed techniques for the backgrounds and intricate decorations. They were able to dry and glaze their masks afterwards. The lady was very... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

Amongst all the profiteering, pushy, and unimaginative mask shops in Venice, this is truly a gem. Away from the commercialism of San Marco, one can see true craftsmanship and talent here.

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Montreal, Canada
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49 reviews 49 reviews
9 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

You will find tons of masks made in China in the streets but here you will find the real stuff. Hundreds of local made mask. Traditional design but also innovative ones. For sure it will be more money but if you want the real thing, this is the store. They made most of the masks for the movie ''eyes wide... More 

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Sydney
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42 attraction reviews
162 helpful votes 162 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Our young teen grandchildren spent about 1.5 hours at Ca' Macana, whilst happy grandparents had a relaxing drink or two in Campo San Barnaba which is just around the corner from the workshop. They didn't do a full workshop, so didn't get the history and background information. However, for Euro 42 each they got to choose their mask from a... More 

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California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

This was by far the best mask shop we saw in our stay in Venice and we visited many of them. From the Medieval Doctor dressed in black and a protective mask at the front door through the two rooms of beautifully hand crafted masks, this shop offers a wonderful experience with the art of mask making. Despite how busy... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

We visited a lot of mask shops in Venice and the ones in Ca' Macana I definitely liked best. They are beautiful, unique and handmade, maybe a little bit more expensive than others but they are worth it.

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Kountze, Texas
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22 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This excursion was part of our family tour with Globus Tours. Everyone in our tour group went to Ca'Macana to decorate carnival masks. After an informative lesson on the history of the masks, we each were given an opportunity to decorate our own. This was such a fun event with each person decorating with their own personalities. I would highly... More 

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Halifax, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

My family (kids aged 11, 14, 18, 2 parents, grandmother) dropped into the shop yesterday. What a great experience! First we went to the main shop (close to where we were staying) and paid 37 euro each to paint one mask. FYI it's cash only. We were directed to the workshop, which was easy to find, and presented our receipt.... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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42 reviews 42 reviews
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

This was the activity our 3 kids were most looking forward to on our recent trip to Italy. Vasco was helpful in helping with painting techniques and artistic details. But 3/10 masks were chipped within an hour and another was badly damaged during travel. At 74 Euro each, this is an expensive experience that provides very fragile mementos.

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Plano, Texas
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19 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

My daughter did the one hour single mask class. The cost was 54 euros for one student. Was a bit expensive. This place is a lot like the "paint your own pottery places in the USA. The 3 locations offer a brochure in multiple language including English explaining what you get for your your money. Besides the mask she also... More 

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