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Ca' Macana

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Address: Calle Botteghe Dorsoduro 1 | Dorsoduro 3172, 30123 Venice, Italy
Phone Number: 39 41 2776142
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Buy your mask for the next Venetian festival at this shop, which...

Buy your mask for the next Venetian festival at this shop, which specializes in the traditional Commedia dell'arte, as well as Venetian styles.

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Mesmerising Masks!

Fantastic workmanship and history to these creations; worth a trip to the workshop and studio, these are the originals, there are many copies!

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
Maria M
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Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom

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Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fantastic workmanship and history to these creations; worth a trip to the workshop and studio, these are the originals, there are many copies!

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Thank Maria M
CaMacana, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Ca' Macana, responded to this review

Hi Maria, Thanks a lot for your positive feedback! We are happy that you appreciated our masks and the history and the originality that is behind our work. Grazie- More 

Ascot, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

We did the 2-hour private workshop with our two teenage children last week. It was brilliant. You learn about the history of mask-making and the various techniques then decorate two masks of you choice. You get plenty of coaching as you go and it does not require any special skills (at least the techniques you learn in the workshop!). We... More 

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CaMacana, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Ca' Macana, responded to this review

Thanks a lot for your positive review. We are glad that you enjoyed our workshop and that you had fun! We hope to see you again in Venice. More 

Mexico City, Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

We went to Ca' Macana with three young kids. We did the drop in class and got there as soon as they opened. No one else was there. My one year old was obviously too young to enjoy the mask making. The 2.5 year old liked it, but got a bit antsy. The 6 year old LOVED this experience! The... More 

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CaMacana, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Ca' Macana, responded to this review

Thanks a lot for your review! We are happy that your kids enjoyed the class and that they are treasuring their masks. Grazie. More 

Norfolk, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

We went here as a family and chose and made our own masks. We all enjoyed it so much - the staff were helpful and encouraging to the children and we left with super mementos of our visit to Venice in our own style and colourways. Good value at 39 euros each. I thought it a shame that other parents... More 

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CaMacana, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Ca' Macana, responded to this review

Dear Grania, Thanks a lot for your positive feedback! We are happy that you enjoyed our paint your mask class and that our masks will be your creative mementos of your trip to Venice. The Abc class is a pop in class and we don't book it, but we suggest to check in advance if the class is available on... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

We saw this place on a travel program before we went and were very please to find it. Beautiful masks on display which we enjoyed picking from. They are not cheap but they are traditionally made and look beautiful on our wall at home.

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CaMacana, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Ca' Macana, responded to this review

Dear Sarah, thanks a lot for your positive review. We are happy that you appreciated our showroom and the authenticity of our work. More 

London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

A group of us enjoyed a private class to learn about the history of masks in Venice and making our own masks. You choose two styles from a variety of different masks and paint and decorate them any way you like. Then...you can take them home. A great experience. Our instructor Mirta was wonderful. She seemed very passionate about mask-making... More 

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CaMacana, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Ca' Macana, responded to this review

Thanks a lot for your review! We are happy that you appreciated our paint your mask class, it's a pleasure for us when our customers of all age enjoy the Ca' Macana experience. More 

Istanbul, Turkey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

This is the place famous for its masks that have been used in various Hollywood films, including "Eyes Wide Shut". The prices are not low but you can be sure that you are purchasing original Venice masks. Unlike many other mask stores in Venice, the staff also allows you to take as many pictures as you like.

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CaMacana, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Ca' Macana, responded to this review

Thanks a lot for your feedback, we always try our best to make our customers to feel "at home" among our masks! More 

norwich
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

We visited several masque shops in Venice. This one was lovely, so many different traditional masques to pick from. We decided to do the masque painting workshop. The lady was great. We picked the masque that we wanted to paint, decided on the colours and the techniques, and then painted it. I was really pleased with mine and it has... More 

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CaMacana, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Ca' Macana, responded to this review

Dear Shreevie, Thanks a lot for your review. We are happy that you decided to do our workshop, and that you appreciated it. More 

London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

We only had a very short time in Venice, and I booked a private mask-decorating session as a break from all the sightseeing for my husband, 12-year-old daughter and myself. It was a bank holiday in Italy, so we had the atelier to ourselves as Nancy explained the history of masks & the various techniques used for decorating them. Our... More 

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CaMacana, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Ca' Macana, responded to this review

Dear Madeline, Thanks a lot for your feedback! We are happy that you appreciated our workshop and the history of masks. We hope to see you back in Venice. More 

Williamsburg, Virginia
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10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016

My family of five (kids ages 11, 11, and 13) thoroughly enjoyed our mask making this afternoon. One of the boys and my husband were not thrilled that I had decided they were doing this activity, but after a short while, everyone was happy. One hour was good for us because we don't need to carry 10 masks back to... More 

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CaMacana, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Ca' Macana, responded to this review

Thanks for your positive feedbak! We are happy that you appreciated our ABC class, and grazie for supporting local businesses when you travel. More 

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Dorsoduro / Accademia
Artsy is the defining mood of this neighbourhood with street artists, students, painters, sculptors, restorers, curators, historians, collectors, heirs and heiresses rubbing elbows. Peggy Guggenheim's collection, now a museum, lures chic locals for evening art aperitifs. Traditionalists and visionaries cocoon in bohemian luxury. La Salute basilica buttresses the neighbourhood to the east. Gondolas bob in the morning light. The Accademia Bridge crosses the Grand Canal. A back street doubles as basketball court. Palaces house residents, or like Ca' Foscari a university, or a museum like Ca’ Rezzonico that attracts Venetians for concerts. Dorsoduro reveals its industrial roots too, in buildings converted to house university departments or exhibitions. Campo Santa Margherita bursts with youthful energy from local students. Foot traffic bustles to and from Piazzale Roma and Santa Lucia train station. Evening commuters pause for an aperitivo. Neighbours exchange confidants in a campo (square) on their way to market.
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