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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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    Important Information
    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 21 June 2019

    Had a fantastic afternoon with my girls & Giorgio . We all loved it and am sure we’ll never forget the special time spent creating our own masks . Would definitely recommend this experience to anyone

    Date of experience: June 2019
    Thank dolcevita_3
    giuseppemR5262EZ, Direttore vendite at Venice Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 July 2019

    Thanks a lot for your kind review and suggestions best

    Reviewed 17 June 2019 via mobile

    I had the most wonderful time painting my mask - and with the flourishes Georgio added, my mask looks so great! His family has been making masks for years and he is quite known. (While I was there, his son took an order for 200...More

    Thank SusanKLosAngeles
    giuseppemR5262EZ, Direttore vendite at Venice Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 July 2019

    Thanks a lot for your kind review and suggestions bests

    Reviewed 12 June 2019 via mobile

    We absolutely loved it! The owner and his wife were very friendly and always willing to help. This is a MUST do!!

    Date of experience: June 2019
    1  Thank WernerH695
    giuseppemR5262EZ, Direttore vendite at Venice Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 16 June 2019

    Thanks a lot for your kind review best

    Reviewed 20 May 2019

    I'm so gad we booked this activity for our day in Venice, as it was cold and rainy when we arrived. We couldn't take our booked gondola ride as they cancelled due to the weather, but this class gave us a great memory of our...More

    Date of experience: May 2019
    Thank J4030FZlaurar
    Venice C, Director of Sales at Venice Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 21 May 2019

    Thanks a lot for your kind review and suggestions. Regards

    Reviewed 29 April 2019

    A lovely experience for adults and children! My friend and I loved every minute, and our artisan mask-maker was a wonderful instructor who guided us through making our own masks. You start by choosing the shape of your mask (there's quite a few to choose...More

    Date of experience: April 2019
    1  Thank Jumblebeechick
    giuseppemR5262EZ, Director of Sales at Venice Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 May 2019

    Thanks for your review, regards

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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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