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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 highlight of Venice for our kids

Our kids (age 9 and 14, boy and girl) really enjoyed their time at Ca Macana. We read about this activity in advance and stopped by to do the 1 hour workshop (they do not take... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Our kids (age 9 and 14, boy and girl) really enjoyed their time at Ca Macana. We read about this activity in advance and stopped by to do the 1 hour workshop (they do not take reservations for the shorter, less expensive workshop). It is a bit pricey at 42E each child, to make one mask, but for an hour... More 

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Nairobi Region, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Ca'Macana was a lot of fun. They explain well what you are supposed to do, but let you do it all by yourself: except for a few touches. It was interesting to learn how just a few ordinary materials can transform into such a beautiful mask. You also get a nice book explaining about the history of masks in Venice.... More 

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Victoria, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Bought a mask here some years back and wanted another. They are made here, not brought in from China. Authentic Carnivale masks. They packed it well for me so it arrived safely to North America. Nice selection and a great souvenir.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

We visited twice with 3 children. All 3 LOVED this and thought it was a highlight of their European holiday, hence the 4 stars, but I found it mixed. For the first 2 children, the woman running it was offhand and gave them no guidance, despite it being quiet (for the first 1/2 hour they were the only customers, then... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Definitely great experience that my kids (8yrs) will remember. We did the drop-in class for 1hr and try let us stay a little longer since it wasn't busy. The only other patrons were other kids around 10, 12, and 9 maybe. Parents helped younger kids and it was ok. Only down falls were the price of 42E per kid for... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

The tutor speak fair English, yet is more then enough as the mask painting is not a very difficult process. There are lots of choices of paper mask, I can choose the shape I want and colour to paint on. The teacher also encouraged me to design and decor my own mask with some technical aid. I really had nice... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

While visiting Venice, We took our 9 year old daughter here to paint a mask. We had fun navigating the way over as finding an address can be tricky in Venice - thank heavens for GPS :) We did not make an appointment - just dropped in. My daughter chose from about a dozen styles and spent 1 hour PAINTING... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

We did the private class 5 weeks ago and I’m just getting around to reviews from our trip. To sum it up it was AWESOME! One of our favorite things, it’s a must do. I booked the private class for 4 of us as a 30th birthday present for our daughter. She has an interest in Venetian Masks and has... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Just returned from Venice and had such a great time learning about the history of mask making and making a few masks of our own. Booked the trip for four adults months ago. Everyone enjoyed the experience. Sarah was extremely helpful and fun. Would definitely recommend. We also bought several masks and a gorgeous hat. The workmanship is fantastic.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

This was an amazing afternoon. My ten year-old son summed it up "that was awesome Mom". We thoroughly enjoyed our two-hour session with Mario. Grazie!

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Additional Information about Ca' Macana

Address: Calle delle Botteghe | Dorsoduro 3172, 30123 Venice, Italy
Phone Number: 39 41 2776142
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Veneto  >  Province of Venice  >  City of Venice  >  Venice>  > Dorsoduro / Accademia
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 7:30 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 7:30 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 7:30 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 7:30 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 7:30 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 7:30 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 7:30 pm

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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.