Casanova Mask

Casanova Mask, Lido di Venezia: Address, Phone Number, Casanova Mask Reviews: 4.5/5

Casanova Mask
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The area
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Neighbourhood: San Polo
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.

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CatDLN
Santa Barbara, CA77 contributions
Love my mask
Feb 2018 • Friends
Venice is filled with vendors selling masks. Some are more expensive than others and some are cheaply made than others. I was lucky enough to find this gem of a place. The artist was kind and his creations were all amazing. I wasn't even planning on getting a mask in Venice, since I thought it would be such a cliche to do so. However, I couldn't resist when I saw this shop. It's a little hard to find if you're looking for it specifically, but it's worth the effort. I was lucky enough to stumble into it by chance, and I was able to take a beautiful piece home with me.
Written 6 April 2018
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Allison P
Doha3 contributions
Beautiful Traditional Masks with a Kind Artist
Jun 2017 • Couples
We stumbled upon this mask shop and were not disappointed! The man who makes the masks was kind and patient with our questions. He encouraged us to try the masks on. When we showed interest he explained how they were made and showed us the process. He talked to us about classic masks in comparison with more modern designs and colors. He asked about where we were traveling and which masks would be best to pack. We are very happy with our masks and highly recommend this shop.
Written 27 June 2017
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Scott S
1 contribution
A Lovely Time!
Jun 2017 • Couples
We dropped into this little shop on the last day of our trip to Venice and had a wonderful time. We browsed for about 20 minutes - we were not in a rush to drag our luggage through the winding streets and over bridges - while the owner chatted to us about his collection. He was very friendly and helped us make a choice as to which masks to purchase. Every so often we would ask about one specific mask or another, and he would tell us their story, both historically and in terms of their creation. He also suggested ones that would best fit our face sizes. Some reviews here suggested that he was rude but we never once got that impression. Our visit here was nothing short of excellent and, who knows, perhaps we'll return for a few more masks some day.
Written 27 June 2017
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Arun M
7 contributions
Nice masks dont make up for rude service.
Jul 2016 • Friends
TL;DR: Very unfriendly to any tourists, terrible service, better mask shops do exist, don't waste your time or money here at all. See review for explanation. Visit Atelier Magera instead for authentic masks at better prices and with nicer service. A few of us were keen to get a real Venetian mask and stumbled upon this shop whilst wandering through Venice. 5 of us went in to the shop and looked at the masks, asked to touch and try some on carefully and asked about how they were shaped and made, the different types and how much each cost. As the mask that one of us wanted was nearly €50 we thought it would be best to think it over during lunch before buying it. All in all we spent about 15 minutes browsing and were the only people in the shop aside from another couple who popped in and out. As we were leaving the owner very rudely told us off and said that we had wasted his time by coming in and trying on masks and how we should have bought something and that it was wrong to browse and not buy a mask. He treated us like children and it left a bitter taste in our mouths, especially as we were considering buying a mask. I would reccomend you avoid this place if you want a pleasant trip; in the end we bought authentic handmade masks from Atelier Magera at San Polo 2940, and we were much happier to spend our money there.
Written 9 July 2016
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Reg M
Island of Gozo, Malta395 contributions
Cool Masks Casanova
Feb 2016 • Couples
Visiting at carnival time there's one thing you must do, pick a mask. Really didn't fancy getting a plastic one from the cluttered stalles all over Venice so when we found this Atrisan it was a good opportunity to walk in and find out a bit more about his masks. Made from paper mache, take three days to construct and paint. Had a good look around, tried a few with the advice of and guidance of the owner who was hand painting a mask but stopped to have a friendly chat. Bought two which he wrapped with care for us to take back as suviners but took them out later and went revelling in the streets with carnival goers, was fun! They're on or wall at home now.
Written 12 February 2016
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BrettAllan40
Hampton East, Australia214 contributions
Real Handmade Masks
Aug 2015 • Couples
Stumbled across Casanova on our walking adventure and were amazed at how good the masks were. The man in the shop was actually making a mask as we were there, layers of paper mache. If you want a real Handmade Venetian mask this is the shop, don't waste your money on cheap imported rubbish from china. The service was very friendly and helpful.
Written 6 August 2015
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SandyBecker
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg96 contributions
real handicraft
Apr 2015 • Couples
I got a cat-mask from this place. The manufacturer, who was working inside the shop making another mask, explained how it is done, and showed us the original mold. Really charming shop, where you can actually watch how the masks are made. The painting on my cat-mask is really beautiful!
Written 17 April 2015
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davmifsud
Island of Malta, Malta41 contributions
The place to buy a real Mask
Apr 2015 • Family
We happened to be walking in Calle del Cristo and saw this guy making masks with papier mache.....the real art of Venice masks. He has a vast selection to choose from. It the only part I liked from visiting the whole sewerage smelling, over crowded, money drainer Venice. If you want a real souvenir of Venice....buy a mask from here....with 45 Euros you get a decent mask.
Written 10 April 2015
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Brads P
Philadelphia, PA2 409 contributions
Best masks in Venice Period
You would think a handmade and painted mask would be too expensive, but if you want a real mask of Venice come to Casanova. Prices are very reasonable and not made in China!
Written 22 March 2015
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Blackhartent
Edinburgh, UK17 contributions
Collection of 7 and growing!
Oct 2014 • Couples
We love this real hidden gem. Not only is the owner/artisan a pleasure to talk to he is also highly skilled in his art. We buy a new mask every visit to Venice and wouldn't dream of going anywhere else. Buying local helps the economy and also provides a piece of magic to take home.
Written 19 January 2015
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