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We accidentally came across this excellent shop whilst casually walking through the scenic streets of Venice.
I've always appreciated the skill which goes into making these authentic Venetian masks and find each one a piece of art. So many to choose from.
I decided to...More
We first found the tiny shop near the Rialto bridge but there is a second large shop that worth seeking out too. After hunting high and low for masks for out two teenagers we came to the conclusion that these brothers sell the best mens...More
With so many shops full of things made in China, you can pay a small amount for a mask made in China, or you can pay for a Mask made in Italy. We bought one for our son. Ask questions, they are more then happy...More
Found this tiny but wonderful shop selling more traditional, less glitzy carnival masks. Bought four in the end. The two brothers are really nice and even finish off pieces right in the shop. Have done pieces for movies like Eyes Wide Shut and for many...More
These handmade masks were quite different to the other mass produced and cheap masks found elsewhere in Venice. After coming thousands of miles we did not want a Venetian mask made in China. The shop itself was small and quaint, with any more than three...More
I have fallen victim to the unique world of Venice Italy. And as part of this seduction, I have become one of the many great admirers, as well as a collector, of the Boldrin brothers hand crafted paper mache masks. Any trip to Venice would...More
Date of experience: October 2012
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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 neighbourhood. 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
Polo is defined by churches including Basilica dei Frari, one of the most important churches sought by art lovers.