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Venice Carnival Mask-Making Class

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    Stop At: Chiesa di San Zulian (Giuliano), Campo S. Zulian 605, 30124 Venice Italy

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    Course of Production

    A Venetian master artisan will explain you the ancient technique of making a Venetian papier-mâché mask providing information about the use of masks in Venice during past centuries. At the end of the course, you will keep the mask as a very special souvenir to bring back home.

    In case of mask production, you shall return to the laboratory after a few hours to collect the mask since it takes time to dry, the created mask will not be decorated.

    Course of Decoration

    A Venetian master artisan will be your experienced decorator, who will teach you how to paint and decorate your own mask, providing you with information about the use of masks in Venice during past centuries. You will choose a mask to be decorated during the course and at the end you will keep your mask as a very special souvenir to bring back home.

    Course of production plus decoration

    The mask needs 6 hours to dry therefore you have to book the decoration course 6 hours after the production one.

    Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes

    Pass By: Piazza San Marco, 31024 Venice Italy

    The workshop is just 2 minutes walking from the charming Saint Mark's Square
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    Departure Point
    Ristorante Osteria N. 1, 30140, San Marco, 598, 30124 Venezia VE, Italy
    Duration
    1h
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    Inclusions
    • A Venetian Master Artisan who will explain to you, in 1 hour course, the traditional art of making or decorating a mask.
    • Course of production (you will keep the produced mask) and/or Course of decoration (you will keep the decorated mask)
    • All necessary paints and supplies
    Exclusions
    • Hotel pickup
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Unfortunately this tour is not fully accessible for wheelchair users or people with walking disabilities
    • Maximum 4 people per course
    • Appropriate clothes suggested
    • If you are less than 6 persons the tour is not considered private but could be shared with our guests not belonging to the same party and could be bilingual
    • Tour does not operate in case of exceptional high tide (in these cases it can be postponed the days after otherwise it will be refunded)
    • If you book the Course of production and decoration: The mask needs 6 hours to dry therefore you have to book the decoration course 6 hours after the production course.
    • Mobile vouchers are accepted
    • Near public transportation
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 4 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed yesterday via mobile

    My wife and I have been to Venice several times and enjoyed the famous masks, particularly at Carnival when the streets are filled with masked and costumed people. Never gave making one a thought but saw this activity while looking for things to do in...More

    Thank gainerp
    Reviewed yesterday

    Loved the experience! Great fun, lovely family owned workshop. Would definitely recommend to everyone!

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank JRose146
    Reviewed 1 week ago

    We all loved the experience. We are a family of 4. ages ranginging from 16-57. We all loved it. The shop keeper was plaeasnt , patient , friendly and informative. A must do!

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank LilliC40
    tommaso111111111, Director of Sales at Venice Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

    Thank you very much for your lovely review!

    Reviewed 2 August 2019 via mobile

    My daughter and I truly enjoyed this experience. It is a very small, unique and authentic family owned establishment. It was the perfect afternoon activity.

    Thank flymetothemoon_8
    VENICETOURSS, Director of Sales at Venice Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 August 2019

    Dear, thank you very much for your kind review. Best regards

    Reviewed 30 July 2019 via mobile

    My girlfriend and I decided to try this mask making class. I have to say it was one of our favorite experiences. We walked in and were greeted by a man named Nicolao who was the son of a mask maker and an excellent mask...More

    Thank SeanLuc K
    VENICETOURSS, Director of Sales at Venice Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 August 2019

    Dear, Giorgio, the mask maker, would be very happy to read this kind review. Thank you very much Regards

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    5 March 2019|
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    Yes, my kids did this activity and I could watch through the door while drinking a Prosecco in the courtyard at the restaurant next door. It was ideal.
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