"Disguises" Venetian Masks (carnival etc) Tip by Nixter01

Venetian Masks (carnival etc), Venice: 54 reviews and 80 photos

  One of the many shops selling masks
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  • One of the many shops selling masks - Venice
      One of the many shops selling masks
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  • and another - Venice
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  • and another stall ( this was on the Riolta Bridge - Venice
      and another stall ( this was on the Riolta Bridge
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  • Just down from St.Marc's where waterbus stops are - Venice
      Just down from St.Marc's where waterbus stops are
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  • me !  AHH   with my mask - Venice
      me ! AHH with my mask
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These shops are EVERYWHERE in Venice, no matter where abouts you are, you are most likely to come across one, whta are they ? they are of course the MASK MAKING SHOPS !
The masks are hand made and painted in front of you, they range from hand size to full facial ones, ones with sticks to some with whiskers !
I brought several back with me ( my favourite was made from leather, paper mache and porcelin ) as it would'nt of been a trip to Venice without buying a traditional mask.
They were preparing for the annual carnival which takes place end of february.

What to buy: Masks !

What to pay: depends on the size and of course the quantity, i paid 33 euros for my hand held one and 60 euros for the leather one

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Theme: Local Craft

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Feb 20, 2006
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