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Ca' Macana

#3 of 188 Shopping in Venice
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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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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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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 16, 2015
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78 reviews 78 reviews
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52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
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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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
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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New York
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
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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Kusadasi, Turkey
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35 reviews 35 reviews
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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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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
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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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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Staying in Dorsoduro / Accademia

Neighborhood Profile
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.