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Ca' Macana

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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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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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Well organized and fun experience

We made masks as part of a tour group of 30 (half adults, half teenagers). We enjoyed the overview of mask history. I was amazed how well organized the shop owner had us, despite... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Loveland, Ohio
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Loveland, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We made masks as part of a tour group of 30 (half adults, half teenagers). We enjoyed the overview of mask history. I was amazed how well organized the shop owner had us, despite the small space. We really enjoyed this experience.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Fantastic collection of authentic, hand made venetian masks. Reconsider buying the cheap " made in China" stuff which one finds plastered all over the streets of Venice. You can even buy one that is not painted and take it with you to decorate at home (or in an hour session at another location organized by the store). My children loved... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We took our two children (7 and 10) to paint their own masks. The atelier is small with a large selection of white masks, the kids get to choose the colours and a desired effect which they get taught in easy steps. After an hour we left very happy with two wonderful creative Venetian masks.

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CaMacana, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Ca' Macana, responded to this review

Thanks for your review. We are happy that you and your children appreciated our paint your mask class! Grazie. More 

Richmond, Canada
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7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our two daughters (14 and 10) did the one hour mask making class. Both girls had lots of fun, learned a lot and their masks turned out beautifully.

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denver
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our entire family did the mask decorating workshop. It was amazing learning the history of the tradition of the Venetian masks. Our instructor was fantastic and was so patient with our 9 and 10 year old. The techniques used in painting the masks were fascinating. Our masks turned out fabulous and are a great memory of the beautiful city of... More 

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CaMacana, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Ca' Macana, responded to this review

Thanks for your review. We are happy that you appreciated our class and that you had fun painting your own masks. We hope to see you again in Venice! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are travelling with kids (or, for the matter, by yourself) you can enjoy this hands-on activity. The basic course is not cheap (38 euros/person, cash onñy), but it is worth; the teachers are kind and guide you through the techniques of decorating a typical venetian mask, which you can then take along with you. The teens (and their... More 

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CaMacana, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Ca' Macana, responded to this review

Dear Romano, Thanks for your review, we are always happy when our customers enjoy the activities we offer and we'll try to keep up the good work. Grazie! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Handmade, high quality masks made in Venice, none of that cheap stuff they sell on the streets. A bit pricey but that is to be expected with genuine Venetian goods

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CaMacana, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Ca' Macana, responded to this review

Thanks for your positive feedback. We are happy that you appreciated our work and our masks. Grazie! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place is amazing. You'll see tons of cheap, crappy masks at tourist shacks all over Venice, but this place is the real deal. They now have 3 locations, all close together, all with amazing, unique masks. They encourage you to look, touch, feel, and yes, buy. If I were traveling with family, I would definitely do their paint-your-own mask... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Masks from this shop have featured in various movies including the soon to be released thriller-Inferno. We had booked a private mask making workshop and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. It is definitely the must have Venetian experience. Also good place to buy authentic masks. Not the usual Chinese stuff sold almost every where else in Venice

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CaMacana, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Ca' Macana, responded to this review

Dear Ghaziabad, Thanks for your review, we are happy that you appreciated your workshop and our store! More 

Sedona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Since BOTH my husband and I collect masks (my husband collects only Venetian), we are VERY particular and extremely careful in Venice since there are so many Chinese knock-offs at this time. It is a pleasure to shop at Ca'Macana and know that it is the real deal. My husband had discovered a great bauta mask (the mask that the... More 

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CaMacana, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Ca' Macana, responded to this review

Thanks a lot! We are happy that you appreciated our shop and our masks. We hope to see you again in Venice. More 

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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.