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Address: San Polo 2210 calle del Cristo | se Trouve Dans Venise et Non Lido de Venise, 30125 Lido di Venezia, Italy
Phone Number: 0414763086
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Cool Masks Casanova

Visiting at carnival time there's one thing you must do, pick a mask. Really didn't fancy getting a plastic one from the cluttered stalles all over Venice so when we found this... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 12, 2016
Reg M
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Peterborough, United Kingdom

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

TL;DR: Very unfriendly to any tourists, terrible service, better mask shops do exist, don't waste your time or money here at all. See review for explanation. Visit Atelier Magera instead for authentic masks at better prices and with nicer service. A few of us were keen to get a real Venetian mask and stumbled upon this shop whilst wandering through... More 

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2016

Visiting at carnival time there's one thing you must do, pick a mask. Really didn't fancy getting a plastic one from the cluttered stalles all over Venice so when we found this Atrisan it was a good opportunity to walk in and find out a bit more about his masks. Made from paper mache, take three days to construct and... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

Stumbled across Casanova on our walking adventure and were amazed at how good the masks were. The man in the shop was actually making a mask as we were there, layers of paper mache. If you want a real Handmade Venetian mask this is the shop, don't waste your money on cheap imported rubbish from china. The service was very... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

I got a cat-mask from this place. The manufacturer, who was working inside the shop making another mask, explained how it is done, and showed us the original mold. Really charming shop, where you can actually watch how the masks are made. The painting on my cat-mask is really beautiful!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

We happened to be walking in Calle del Cristo and saw this guy making masks with papier mache.....the real art of Venice masks. He has a vast selection to choose from. It the only part I liked from visiting the whole sewerage smelling, over crowded, money drainer Venice. If you want a real souvenir of Venice....buy a mask from here....with... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 via mobile

You would think a handmade and painted mask would be too expensive, but if you want a real mask of Venice come to Casanova. Prices are very reasonable and not made in China!

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

We love this real hidden gem. Not only is the owner/artisan a pleasure to talk to he is also highly skilled in his art. We buy a new mask every visit to Venice and wouldn't dream of going anywhere else. Buying local helps the economy and also provides a piece of magic to take home.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

We stumbled upon this shop in Calle del Cristo and the artist took a great interest in showing us his creations and how he paints them. Ended up buying one which had a very unique shape and cut on the forehead. Very helpful gentleman who takes great pride in his craft.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

The prices were lower than in Venice but some of the masks were amazing in detail (maybe easier to ship back than try to bring back with you)... ? They had a nice range from cheaper to more elaborate masks - a bit pricey but that's what you expect when in Venice.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

You can see the artisan making the beautiful masks of paper machê in front of you. So original and precious!!

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