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Il Canovaccio

Castello, Venice, Italy
+39 041 521 0393
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A true Venetian mask shop

We found this fantastic shop while wandering around Venezia on our way to somewhere else and we are... read more

Reviewed 31 December 2016
Independence, OR.
Fantastic welcoming in the most beautiful shop of Venice

Don't hesitate to enter this magical shop : you will be warmly and friendly welcome and you will... read more

Reviewed 20 October 2016
Tours, France
via mobile
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Thanks to its Carnevale fame, Venice is known the world over for its elaborate masks. See both classic and more modern versions up close here—and even make an appointment for a mask-making class.
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30 Dec 2016
“A true Venetian mask shop”
20 Oct 2016
“Fantastic welcoming in the most beautiful shop of Venice”
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Castello, Venice, Italy
+39 041 521 0393
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Reviewed 31 December 2016

We found this fantastic shop while wandering around Venezia on our way to somewhere else and we are so glad to have come across it. Seemingly everywhere you look, there are cheap, Chinese rip offs and it has become increasingly hard to find Venetian goods...More

Thank RUCP
Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

Don't hesitate to enter this magical shop : you will be warmly and friendly welcome and you will get the opportunity to watch the young craftman practising his art before your eyes. The masks are splendid !

Thank touranjo
Reviewed 4 September 2016

Barbra was so helpful and amazing!! She stayed open to help me pick a mask! She was very patient with me (I'm extremely indecisive). She was most likely the most professional and helpful local when I visited Venice!! Thanks again!!

Thank Shannon B
Reviewed 19 July 2016

Venice is full of schlocky glass and mask stores. They're everywhere and mostly mediocre. If you must buy a souvenir, go to this store. Huge choice, made on site and you can ask to have something custom made. Wonderful stock and true artisanal quality. Not...More

Thank Rob H
Reviewed 23 June 2016

I went to Venice with ABSOLUTELY no intention of buying another mask for my collection! I knew that my husband intended to buy at least one...and maybe more for his collection but I was focused on other items to purchase so I went to the...More

Thank Lili1012
Reviewed 18 August 2015

Not many people know this but the masks you see in movies come from this shop - they are that good - pricing is very comparable to all the other shops and the quality of the masks is exceptional - Do yourself a favor and...More

Thank mambokings
Reviewed 19 June 2015

this is a great store where you can find the real Venician masks; you can easily try them and the owner of the store will be delighted to explain all about it! he also has costumes and hats! do not miss!

Thank Michele M
Reviewed 19 June 2015

This shop was very close to my hotel, Ca' del Campo, just over the canal and on the left hand side. The shop window has the most brilliant display of animal masks on one side and more traditional masks on the other. It is large...More

Thank cdjvino
Reviewed 2 June 2015

You will find masks everywhere in Venice but this shop actually makes them and they are the best! We were starving when we passed this shop and had to go inside. I think we were in here for at least 30-45 minutes. My sister bought...More

Thank RitaMpls
Reviewed 14 September 2014

I was looking for a place like this, to go with the kids. This is a beautiful place. The owner is specialized in animal and evil masks, but he has other types as well. We spent a lot of time there, trying masks, taking pictures...More

1  Thank Isabel P
Cannaregio is the second largest sestiere (district)
with its busy Santa Lucia train station. Many
transplanted Venetians commute from the outlying
areas, “terra firma” to the locals, which is shorthand
for any place that is not Venice. Two Grand Canal
bridges serve Cannaregio, the newest (Constitution,
2008) still a local hotbed of controversy. Ponte degli
Scalzi is a busy link to the train station. Nearby
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