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Ca' Macana

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Dorsoduro / Accademia
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Address: Calle delle Botteghe | Dorsoduro 3172, 30123 Venice, Italy
Phone Number: 39 41 2776142
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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 place for masks!

A magical shop with genuine Venetian masks, still hand made according to old traditions. Staff are warm and friendly, an enormous range of masks, reasonably priced, the only place... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A magical shop with genuine Venetian masks, still hand made according to old traditions. Staff are warm and friendly, an enormous range of masks, reasonably priced, the only place to buy from!

Thank MrsRRD
Lausanne, Switzerland
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9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

It was just great! I felt like a kid again playing with paint and brushes, but it was really interesting and fun. We chose a blank mask, the artist took the time to explain us which method we could use to paint it, gave us all the paints and brushes we would need and let us be creative. Always there... More 

Thank Kyarha
Minato-ku, Tokyo, Japan
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4 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I enjoyed my experience, but could have been more challenged. I would recommend this for children for sure!

Thank Viviane V
Ankara, Turkey
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24 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I don't remember the owner's name but he took time to explain the entire process of the mask making to us. He allowed us to take photos and try on all the masks and encouraged us to visit the 2nd location prior to making a decision. At no point did we feel pressured to buy anything. And he was super... More 

Thank Justin S
Mangalore, Karnataka, India
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12 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

these masks are just the must buy in Venice. You will just be amazed by the exquisitely made souvenirs here. friends and family will be thrilled with these souvenirs if you will give them.

Thank Joanneheng125
Redwood City, CA
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29 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

Thirty years ago when I first visited Venice as a child the best experience available was the gondola ride (which is still great fun) - this is definitely not the case anymore. We booked the 2 hour work-shop in advance just for our family and while it was expensive it was definitely worth every penny. If you don't want to... More 

Thank Azarmeen J
England, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015 via mobile

This was a total highlight of our visit with our three kids 16, 6, and 4! They all had a fantastic time! We did a one hour course that really took about 1.5 to 2 hours. We each created a mask and a book was sent home with us about the history of mask making in Venice. The lady that... More 

Thank ourkatz3
Canton of Geneva, Switzerland
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015

My children had such a great time painting masks, they didn't want to leave! It was one of the highlights of our trip.

Thank SuzSwiss
Bodø, Norway
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102 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2015 via mobile

I have strolled by most of Venezia's masks shops in the last two weeks, but this shop has the most original and marvellous masks displayed in their windows. As I did not intend to buy anything, I did not enter, just looked through the window.

Thank einarse
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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51 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2015

Thanks to tripadvisor.... as mentioned in reviews this is the best place to buy typical authentic Venetian mask.. they have two showrooms and one workshop all nearby.... you can also book for a mask making class which cost around 40 euro .. The quality and artwork was outstanding ... This shop has provided the mask for the movie "Eyes wide... More 

Thank Amal_K_Ram

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Staying in Dorsoduro / Accademia

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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.