Ca' del Sol

Ca' del Sol, Venice: Address, Phone Number, Ca' del Sol Reviews: 4.5/5

Ca' del Sol
4.5
Speciality & Gift Shops
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A cocoon of hand-crafted masks in every shape and color beckons you through the door and may inspire you to become part of Venice's artistic tradition as a student in the 5-day mask-making workshop.
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Neighborhood: Castello
Castello is the largest of the six sestieri (districts), and the only one not facing onto the Grand Canal. More than half of Castello is situated within Arsenale, the naval base, which occupies over one-fifth the area of Venice. This gentrified maritime neighborhood feels busy but casual. Castello’s side streets are laid back, with small boats lining canals criss-crossed by laundry. Semiannual exhibitions add a strong artsy current to the Arsenale area. Via Garibaldi in Castello, with its shops and bars, has one of Venice's rare straight and wide boulevards. When a large ship turns around the Lido to enter the Giudecca Canal, the startling sight creates an illusion that it will run aground right on Via Garibaldi! Families treasure Giardini near the island's tip, green with rare trees and grass, and Riva degli Schiavoni is a popular spot for Venetians to take a stroll to watch the sunset.
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Ania N
Krakow, Poland22 contributions
Nov 2021 • Family
Amazing, magical place. Beautiful hand made art. One of the best places in Venice to buy something unique and originally designed and made in Venice.
Written November 14, 2021
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0craig
Liverpool, UK46 contributions
Feb 2020 • Friends
After walking around Venice and seeing many shops with cheap Venetian masks We stumbled across this little beauty of amazing hand crafted genuine masks. It’s a fascinating little store full of character and beautiful masks. If i had enough room in my luggage i would definitely have purchased several masks.

I would 100% recommend visiting this store
Written February 7, 2020
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GM-FLA
Fort Lauderdale, FL169 contributions
Jul 2019 • Couples
Don't miss visiting this mask shop. Our guide took us into the store and explained the significance of the masks and their importance over the years. After the tour was over, my wife and I went back to the store and thoroughly enjoyed spending more time and asking some questions. We purchased a few masks and they are attractive discussion pieces at our home!
Written July 19, 2019
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kim s
Northwood, UK19 contributions
Jun 2019 • Couples
We visited this shop in june it was so beautifull and magical. If you love masks and puppets this is one of the best quality shops in venice. I had such a great time looking around it and decided to buy a beautifull puppett colombine the owner was lovely he wraped her very well tying the strings placing her in a beautifull bag so she travelled back safely to england. I would def recommend this shop its so beautifull and such a great choice of masks and puppetts. Ill def be back she now hangs in my bedroom looks great .
Written July 16, 2019
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24lorraineS
Cary, NC596 contributions
May 2019 • Friends
Our guide had pointed out this shop as one where they make their own masks and cloaks, etc. Amazing assortment and when they help you try on mask and cloak it is transforming! Hard not to buy a mask or pin. We spoke with the woman who made both. Well worth a visit - never thought I'd get one but daughter bought mask and cape for one and a feather topped mask for me. Terrific!
Written June 8, 2019
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Ronald B
The Hague, The Netherlands2,262 contributions
Oct 2018 • Couples
The collection is fabulous and large. Price range from low to expensive. Service is perfect and attentive. We buy a mask here every year that we visit Venice.
Written November 18, 2018
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rmaras4970
Galway, NY18 contributions
Oct 2018
Beautiful collection of artistic masks and puppets. A truly Venetian art form. A must see when in Venice.
Written October 3, 2018
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Rod Allen B
6 contributions
Sep 2018 • Couples
So, I went to Venice with my wife in the hopes of capturing a bit of its history to take home with a Venetian mask. I searched all over Venice and found this place. Now, initially I saw this store and was amazed at the talent and the vast array of masks. I saw one I liked but decided to keep looking and to return if I couldn’t find something else.

Now, I searched for over 2 days and found nothing close and was sick of seeing the little pop up shops that have the same masks over and over as if these stores were selling mass produced items with no real artist behind them.

I then decided to return to Ca del sol but I thought o was too late as my last night in Venice when I had finished searching it was already around 2130. I figured the store was closed. When I arrived I was charmed to have seen it was still open. I saw the mask and grabbed it.

Then walked in the owner, the professor. Brilliant man and may I say this, he saw me and closed the shop door. He then scurried to get a cape. Once he saw what he was looking for he wrapped me in a cape and helped apply my mask. My wife and I were jaws dropped at this time. He took me around the shop adjusting and fixing my ensemble. It was truly magical. He then wrapped up the mask and I shook his hand and we parted ways.

My one tip to anyone, when you find an artist who is passionate about his work and loves what he creates- that is the true piece of rarity you bring home with you- not the mask or the pictures but a piece of history and pride.
Written September 23, 2018
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Jade O’Connor
Carraroe, Ireland46 contributions
Sep 2018 • Friends
The masks are decent Venetian masks but way overrated. It felt like I was buying a house and not a mask.
Written September 8, 2018
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Eliza B
Zhenjiang14 contributions
Jul 2018 • Family
That was the only shop with traditional maska not only those that came later. I was looking for Moretta for 90mins! Visited 10-12 shops until finally my dad found this marvellous shop!
Written July 17, 2018
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