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Love my mask

Venice is filled with vendors selling masks. Some are more expensive than others and some are... read more

Reviewed 6 April 2018
CatDLN
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Santa Barbara, California
Beautiful Traditional Masks with a Kind Artist

We stumbled upon this mask shop and were not disappointed! The man who makes the masks was kind and... read more

Reviewed 27 June 2017
Allison P
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Doha
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Apr 6, 2018
“Love my mask”
Jun 27, 2017
“Beautiful Traditional Masks with a Kind Artist ”
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San Polo 2210 calle del Cristo | se Trouve Dans Venise et Non Lido de Venise, 30125 Lido di Venezia, Italy
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Reviewed 6 April 2018

Venice is filled with vendors selling masks. Some are more expensive than others and some are cheaply made than others. I was lucky enough to find this gem of a place. The artist was kind and his creations were all amazing. I wasn't even planning...More

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Reviewed 27 June 2017 via mobile

We stumbled upon this mask shop and were not disappointed! The man who makes the masks was kind and patient with our questions. He encouraged us to try the masks on. When we showed interest he explained how they were made and showed us the...More

Thank Allison P
Reviewed 27 June 2017 via mobile

We dropped into this little shop on the last day of our trip to Venice and had a wonderful time. We browsed for about 20 minutes - we were not in a rush to drag our luggage through the winding streets and over bridges -...More

Thank Scott S
Reviewed 9 July 2016 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...More

Thank Arun M
Reviewed 13 February 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...More

Thank Reg M
Reviewed 6 August 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...More

1  Thank BrettAllan40
Reviewed 17 April 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...More

2  Thank SandyBecker
Reviewed 10 April 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,...More

3  Thank davmifsud
Reviewed 22 March 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!

1  Thank Brads P
Reviewed 19 January 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...More

2  Thank Blackhartent
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San Polo
The Rialto Bridge is the most famous sight along the
Grand Canal in San Polo, smallest of Venice's six
sestieri (districts) and by far the busiest
neighborhood. Morning Venetians arrive to peruse the
markets for fish, fruit and vegetables, while shops
display goods from cheese to wine to desserts. San
Silvestro and Rialto Market vaporetto (water taxi)
stops add to the steady stream of foot traffic. San
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