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Papier Mache - Laboratorio di Artigianato Artistico

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Finest Authentic Venetian Craftsmanship

My first visit to Stefano and his family business was in 2000. I was captivated by the unique... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
St. George, UT
Amazing Artistry

If you are wanting to purchase an authentic and beautiful mask this is the place to go. We found... read more

Reviewed June 1, 2019
Adelaide, Australia
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Via Castello, 5174/B-517 | Corner Shop, 30122 Venice, Italy
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Reviewed 4 days ago

My first visit to Stefano and his family business was in 2000. I was captivated by the unique creative colors used and original designs. I purchased a mask and it has been a conversation item in my office for all this time. I visited again...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed June 1, 2019

If you are wanting to purchase an authentic and beautiful mask this is the place to go. We found the shop by accident when hunting down the libreria Acqua Alta. Each mask has been individually hand crafted and painted. The designs are divine and there...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed February 21, 2019 via mobile

The masks are beautiful but unfortunately this place is let down by the grumpy owner who made me feel very uncomfortable.More

Date of experience: February 2019
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stefgotpapmac, Proprietario at Papier Mache - Laboratorio di Artigianato Artistico, responded to this reviewResponded February 23, 2019
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Qualche giorno fà ti sei seduta per terra davanti alla mia vetrina e io ti ho fatta alzare. Per questo...More

Reviewed December 29, 2018 via mobile

I found this place haphazardly. There is a big variety of masks and it's absolutely a great chance to have a piece of art from this gallery, as an original souvenir from Venice!

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed November 6, 2018

Great place to look and buy Venetian masks. The owner is great to work with. More than willing to make special orders. Have bought masks from here before. If the don't have what you want they make it in a very timely manner. They ship...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank William M
Reviewed October 7, 2018 via mobile

If you walk around enough before you get to this shop, you will discover that these are by far the best masks in the city. It’s also a studio and you can see artists working on them. What a gem. It’s next to the best...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed July 8, 2018 via mobile

We went into this store on our tour and then came back on our own. It has the most beautiful and unique hand painted Venetian masks I have seen. You will not see anything else like this in Venice. These are truly works of art....More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank theforces
Reviewed February 2, 2018

About 20 years ago, my husband and I first visited Venice and found Stefano's shop. We had searched all over Venice to find high quality masks and were thrilled when we found him. His masks were hands down the finest in the city. During 2...More

Date of experience: November 2017
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Reviewed August 6, 2017

I visited a lot of local shops for masks and you have to be careful because there alot that are not made in Venice and not Paper Mache. We met and watched the artist and owner. The work is amazing. We bought several traditional masks...More

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed June 21, 2017 via mobile

These amazing masks are created on the premise. Each mask has a meaning and a story. The masks are beautiful and creative. It is a must see!!!!!!

Date of experience: June 2017
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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
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Bill F
May 5, 2015|
Response from Miranda H | Reviewed this property |
Hi Bill, it is walking distance. You head for the square called Santa Maria Formosa and it runs to the east from there, the Calle Lunga but is often called Longa. Just ask someone on the square. Then walk 2 blocks straight... More