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Alberto Sarria Masks

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Wonderful masks

Beautiful and charming small shop. We bought a wonderful mask, completely original and handmade... read more

Reviewed 23 February 2018
mcjulieta
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Enschede, The Netherlands
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Save time, save hassle, and save face (pun intended)

After 3 days in Venice, going into what felt like *every* mask shop we passed (because I wasn't... read more

Reviewed 12 July 2017
Chad C
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23 Feb 2018
“Wonderful masks”
12 Jul 2017
“Save time, save hassle, and save face (pun intended)”
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A tiny paper-mache and leather atelier in the heart of Venice, where we create unique handmade masks and puppets since 1980. Come and meet the artist and ask her some curiosities about Venetian traditions or write us an email to book a workshop to...more
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San Polo 777 | Ruga Rialto, 30125 Venice, Italy
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Reviewed 23 February 2018 via mobile

Beautiful and charming small shop. We bought a wonderful mask, completely original and handmade. They have classical Venetian masks and many other designs. As one the previous reviews mentions: buying one of these masks is bringing a piece of art to your home!

1  Thank mcjulieta
Reviewed 12 July 2017

After 3 days in Venice, going into what felt like *every* mask shop we passed (because I wasn't prepared and definitely naive), I walked into Alberto's shop as a last-ditch attempt because of a gator mask in the window and it was essentially directly below...More

1  Thank Chad C
Reviewed 16 February 2017

I bought the Casanova mask with the tongue out about 20 years ago. It is the most art attention grab in my home. The quality, bright colors and unique faces are exceptional. I'm hoping to purchase more masks and hopefully will be able to visit...More

2  Thank PatLukes
Reviewed 25 August 2016

One of our favourite parts of our trip to Venice was the opportunity to visit the various artist's shops to get a flavour for the living history of this special city. These masks typify the city: breathtakingly beautiful, unique, yet warm and functional. I think...More

2  Thank Adrian A
Reviewed 15 April 2016

Alberto is a very pleasant artist, one of about 7 or 8 left in Venice, who makes carnival masks from scratch. When you visit his shop, you witness him making them, and you can buy a mask with the certainty it was made in Venice...More

2  Thank Haruspex17
Reviewed 14 October 2015

Came across this shop by chance and fell in love with the tiny space, crammed full of wonderful, extraordinary masks. Got chatting to the artist who makes them and he was very interesting and happy to answer questions. Bought an owl mask which I love,...More

1  Thank Annabel R
Reviewed 29 July 2015

By far the most traditional and beatiful venetian masks. You can see them working right by you, everything is handmade and hand painted. Their masks has been sold all over the world as they ship them to you if you are not able to carry...More

1  Thank Jeroma43
Reviewed 16 June 2015

The proprietor makes the masks himself by hand. They are all gorgeous with many varied designs. Much better quality than the ones sold on the streets or in the tourist shops. He will wrap them for travel if needed.

1  Thank David G
AlbertoSarriaMasks, figlia del proprietario at Alberto Sarria Masks, responded to this reviewResponded 1 July 2015

Thank you, David!

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markets for fish, fruit and vegetables, while shops
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