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Shop and workshop located in the heart of Venice where the papier mache is handcrafted in the old tradition of Venetian mask makers. You can see how born a masks. The masks and the items are unique and entirely hand made, created from a form of clay...more
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Sestiere Dorsoduro San Basilio 1645, 30123 Venice, Italy
We were fortunate to stumble upon this small shop while walking around Venice. What a wonderful place! The owner’s wife spent a lot of time with us explaining the history of masks in Venice and the craft behind making them. We bought several of them...More
We happened into this enchanting workshop and shop while ambling through Venice in the rain. The owner and his small son greeted us politely and took great pride in explaining the process of hand-making these beautiful masks.
My boyfriend and I wandered into the shop to find a gift for his mother. We were greeted by a charming woman, the wife of the owner. She explained the history of the store, and allowed us to take photos of the masks, which is...More
Thank you for your friendlyness and the great explanation about the masks. It's wonderful to see how the masks are handmade and artistic. The artist and his wife made us feel so welcome and gave an explanation which was very clear! A must to for...More
Very Nice factory and shop!Thanks for trying masks and telling US story about the maskes and factory! Handcrafts, homemade
Thank Katerina K
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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.