"A MASK IS A MUST" Carnival Tip by travelgourmet
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Carnevale di Venezia ( Carnival of Venice ) is a must visit at least once in your lifetime, and to get into the spirit of things, a mask is a must. Venice has seen some form of mask going back to the twelveth century but it was in 1608 that the mask was deemed proper for only the Carnevale or official functions. Today, the Carnevale di Venezia takes place in February of each year.
Mask making is done by masters of the craft and only a handful are considered the best. One of the artist's that has an amazing store and a design shop across the small cobblestone walkway from each other, is Hamid, owner of Ca' del Sol. His designs are not only masks to wear but art work that can grace the walls of your home, office, or business. Every type of mask is made by Hamid and his staff and you will find Hamid in his store to help you decide which mask style, size, and shape is best for you. If you plan to be in Venice during the "Carnival" stop by and see the beautiful and the grotesque masks that are available to purchase as well as costumes to wear. If you visit Venice anytime of the year, the mask makers shops are a must see to re-live the past customs of Venice and prepare for the future fun making days of Carnevale. Ca' del Sol is located at Castello, 4964 (S. Zaccaria-Fond. Osmarin). Look for Hamid and his craftsperson, Mercedes, and say hello from travelgourmet.
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