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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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10:00 am - 7:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 7:30 pm

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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Beautiful pieces of art

I did not go to this shop, but since we were going to spend carnival in Venice I wanted to dress up and have nice Venetian masks and not the ones they are selling for 5 euro in... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Basel, Switzerland

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Basel, Switzerland
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101 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I did not go to this shop, but since we were going to spend carnival in Venice I wanted to dress up and have nice Venetian masks and not the ones they are selling for 5 euro in every corner in Venice. After doing a search on the Internet we found Ca’Macana. They have a very nice catalogue online with... More 

Thank Bego75
Qormi, Malta
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7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The person in the shop was very helpful. Each mask is a piece of art on it's own and very beautiful. We had a problem with the mask chosen since it had an accessory missing but they fixed it immediately. Masks are not cheap but they are worth the expense.

Thank 170ann2015
Kent, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We decided to book in advance the 2 hour mini mask decorating course, it is a private course and ca'macana were very flexible around the time we wanted to do the course. It is quite expensive so we hoped it lived up to the price tag. But we needn't have worried the course was run by Nancy who,s English was... More 

Thank Helen W
Adana, Turkey
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

This shop arguably had the most masks to choose from than the other shops we looked in so it made it a bit easier to find a few we were happy with. The shop also had a lot of half-off deals and sales going on as well if you wanted a cheaper souvenir. The woman working that day was also... More 

Thank Chad B
la spezia
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14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

The rain was bouncing outside so we decided to make masks- well, after seeing the price we decided that only my daughter would do it while I opted to spend my money in the nearby showroom. It's not cheap at 47 euro for one person but the price goes down to I think 40 for two and 32 for three.... More 

Thank Julie_LaSpezia
Prince Frederick, Maryland
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19 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

Our group of five really enjoyed our mask making class. The instructor Sarah was knowledgeable, patient and encouraging. Even the most artistically challenged member of our group (me) was able to create impressive masks. The "class" had fun history facts and mask making technique information. Our final products make wonderful souvenirs that mean so much more than a trinket bought... More 

Thank dsmk
Istanbul, Istanbul, Turkey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015

Mario ile çalışmak harikaydı. Madke yapmanın tüm inceliklerini büyük bir heyecan ve sevimlilikle paylaştı. Thanks a lot to Mario. İt was a great experience and I hope to continue mask making. Great collection of real , original hand made masks.

Thank Bertenu
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

We visited the shop on a Friday afternoon. It was quiet, so we took our time admiring the masks, but after chosing one and going to pay for it the young brunette girl with a fringe was so rude and dismissive that we decided to walk out, thankfully we ended up in the much friendlier Atelier Marega - where we... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

I met Mario Belloni the owner of Ca'Macana masks at his store and workshop. Interesting person and wonderful artist working in traditional Venetian mask making. Shop has lots of different masks and workshop offers class to paint your own mask. Great place to visit while traveling to Venice. Here is the link to video I shot about Mario's work -... More 

Thank BeekeeperStories
Essex, United Kingdom
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104 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

We had looked this shop up and found it on the map, but we still got lost trying to find it! However it was worth the exploration as it was the most beautiful mask shop we had seen and resulted in us purchasing a traditional, signed Venetian mask to adorn our living room as a newly married couple!

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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.