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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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A fantastic afternoon

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

We went there as a family with two easily distracted tweens and weren't sure what we were going to get ourselves into. We picked out a couple of masks each and after a brief lesson on their history and some tips on what to do we cracked on. It is fair to say that our final masks varied in quality... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

Great prices, fantastic quility and beautiful masks. We went in to lots of shops but this one was by far the nicest in terms of masks. They apparently did the masks for the move Eyes Wide Shut so that's go to say something. Very happy with my masks.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Walking around Venice these days; you do get somewhat bogged down with the copious amounts of mask shops - many of them selling very cheap, mass produced items! (There are, however, some absolute gem Artisan stores - which are well worth hunting out - Ca' Macana being one of them)!!! My friend and I are pretty much up for trying... More 

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Ely
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Top spot - our 7 year old loved it. Charming lady explained all the techniques in great detail and the mask produced at the end was a great souvenir of our first trip to Venice. Thoroughly recommended! !

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

We did the 1 hour mask making of 37 euro's but were in the shop for longer as there was nobody waiting they just let you finish your mask in your own pace. Fun to make our own souvenir with feathers and all! We were with a 12 year old and she enjoyed herself to the fullest. Great thing to... More 

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Geneva, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Our 8 and 6 years olds loved the distraction and a change of pace from the sightseeing, and enjoyed painting their own face masks, under guidance of the very helpful and patient ladies. Would definitely recommend, even for adults!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Our family did the private 2 hour class, and everyone loved it. The history behind the masks was very interesting and since we had younger kids, we had extra time to make the masks, which was worth it for us. In the end, we had them ship the masks home for us (Venice was our first stop of a 10... More 

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

My daughter and I did the 2 hour workshop. It wasn't cheap at 161 euros each but we thought it was worth it. We found out about the history of masks in Venice. We then had fun decorating two that we chose. Our tutor was lovely with a great sense of humour and encouraged us to be adventurous. We learnt... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

they have many choices if you like to buy masks for parties, they sell them even on the street with low quality but cheap price...

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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.