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La Bottega dei Mascareri

Calle II Dei Saoneri San Polo 2720, 30125 Venice, Italy
+39 041 524 2887
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Adventures in venice

Stumbled upon this shop by chance and so glad I did. Nice guy who takes time to explain how the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
_bernigart
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Warrington, United Kingdom
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Buy Local, not a souvenir shop, its art

Different masks that you see elsewhere and handmade. Look at this shop as art, and you will be... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
ZombieMommers
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Fenton
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Calle II Dei Saoneri San Polo 2720, 30125 Venice, Italy
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"tiny shop"
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"eyes wide shut"
in 6 reviews
"beautiful masks"
in 7 reviews
"venetian masks"
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"mask maker"
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"paper mache"
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"mask shops"
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"rialto bridge"
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"pieces of art"
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"tanks"
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"movie"
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"shipping"
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stumbled upon this shop by chance and so glad I did. Nice guy who takes time to explain how the masks are made an helps you to choose particular styles an periods they reflect. Well worth a visit to see this lovely artist.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Different masks that you see elsewhere and handmade. Look at this shop as art, and you will be pleased. You will think it's expensive if you are just looking for a mask. Lovely gentle man who is shipping them to our home, and will sign...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Researched this shop before travelling but never thought would genuinely find it as so much else to see in this visit. It’s fantastic! You will see masks absolutely everywhere in Venice but this is completely different. It’s a tiny shop just off the Rialto Bridge...More

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Reviewed 4 April 2018

We stumbled upon this tiny shop at the bottom of the Rialto bridge on our first trip to Venice in 2014. After looking in dozens of other shops for a Venetian mask to bring home as a souvenir and finding mostly mass produced items, these...More

1  Thank Kristy H
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Reviewed 18 December 2017

We stopped in this shop (if you can call it that, it's about as big as a phone booth) to buy a specific mask. We we asked the price, he got agitated and pushed us out, suggested we go to the other "chinese crap sellers"...More

3  Thank dcd418
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Reviewed 14 November 2017

Located in San Polo district, just a few steps from Rialto Bridge are the workshops of the mascalieri Boldrin Brothers spezialized in crafting paper-mache Venetian masks. Originally dated back to the 18th century such masks are made for theaters, fashions shows, cinemas; decorations reflecting the...More

Thank Herbert B
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Reviewed 10 November 2017

My husband and I have been many times to Venice and I've never been in this shop/lab until now--wow!!! Rita was making masks the day we stopped in and showed us exactly how they are made-many in addition to the paper mache are also hand...More

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Reviewed 1 October 2017

If you appreciate artistry, then this is the place you want to go to for your Venetian mask. The skill level is dramatically higher than what you see in almost all other locations. In addition, these masks are made by two locals, whereas many of...More

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Reviewed 24 September 2017 via mobile

Don't waste your time shopping at the hundreds of shops filled with the same mass-produced souvenirs. This shop has lots of history and the owner was delightful. Cares about his art and makes one of a kinds. He even refused to sell us a mask...More

1  Thank Victoria S
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Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

Such a tiny yet amazing shop. On entering the masks literally take your breath away. It's a family run business and you can literally see them making the masks in front of you. All hand crafted and many masks include gold leaf which is just...More

Thank Stephanie R
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The Rialto Bridge is the most famous sight along the
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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
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