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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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Mask decorating workshop

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 22, 2015
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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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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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Kusadasi, Turkey
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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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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

A group of us did the mask making workshop. It was a 1 hour session. We paid €37 and got expert advice on techniques, a choice of paper marche mask and a book. It was absolutely amazing!!! Great fun. Veronica had tons of knowledge and her English was really good. We learnt a number of techniques and throughly enjoyed ourselves.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

Beautiful shop in Venice! The owner was exceptionally welcoming and explained a great deal about the masks. Allowed to wander through the shop at our own pace, try on masks and made to feel welcome and appreciated even when we didn't buy anything. Masks were outstanding and beautifully made. If there is a place to buy a mask, this is... More 

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Worthing, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

Lovely masks. If your looking for masks this is the place to go. Sadly the amount of work put into them, means they're pricey.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015 via mobile

One of the best Venice masks' shop! Huge variety of masks for any pocket, warm people and the best place! This is a MUST VISIT shop for Venice traditions lovers and especially for Venice carnival fans!

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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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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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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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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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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