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La Bottega dei Mascareri

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Masks galore

You will find cheap Venetian masks everywhere in Venice. You will see a few shops that sell... read more

Reviewed 8 December 2018
United Kingdom
The highlight of Venice

Bypass all the other mask shops and treat yourself to a piece of real Venetian art. The masks are... read more

Reviewed 16 November 2018
London, United Kingdom
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Calle II Dei Saoneri San Polo 2720, 30125 Venice, Italy
San Polo
+39 041 524 2887
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Reviewed 8 December 2018

You will find cheap Venetian masks everywhere in Venice. You will see a few shops that sell authentically made masks and they are more expensive but you can tell the quality. This shop has a wide variety we even found some of them to be...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank PrestonGuild
Reviewed 16 November 2018

Bypass all the other mask shops and treat yourself to a piece of real Venetian art. The masks are magical and make you smile. The brothers are kind ,caring and masters of their craft. You can have one shipped home as the shipping costs are...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank juliesparke
Reviewed 2 October 2018

What a great studio/mask boutique. Watch him make handmade masks. Buy a real souvenir. Definitely worth the trip!

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Adam G
Reviewed 29 September 2018

We stumbled into this mask shop by accident but soon realized we had walked into somewhere very special. Sergio is such a master craftsman and does such beautiful and heartfelt work. The quality of his masks is immediately apparent and he was extremely welcoming as...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Linda A
Reviewed 21 September 2018

We had such a pleasant experience here. Everyone was nice and the masks are excellent. These are definitely made in the traditional way and not cheap tourist knock-offs.

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Jeni B
Reviewed 19 September 2018 via mobile

I cannot call this place a shop, it’s definitely a studio where art has been created for already many years by wonderful Mr. Sergio Boldrin. It was nice meeting him in person and getting a very remarkable piece of handwork as a memory of my...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank gamaralizade
Reviewed 6 September 2018 via mobile

Support local artisans and avoid feeding the industrial shlock machine! This tiny shop beats them all and is worth the visit and your money for a unique piece of art you will treasure forever. Friendly, personal service and easy shipping home to boot!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank jww515
Reviewed 2 September 2018 via mobile

We bought our first masks from this artist 19 years ago. When we were back in Venice this year we made it a point to visit again. This is a *MUST DO*. Hand made and hand painted masks with exceptional character. Sergio and Massimo Boldrin...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank David J
Reviewed 20 August 2018

If you are looking for a mask, and if you are a Carnivale, or an art lover, chances are you are...then, this is the place you`re looking for. Beautiful, of the commercial path, handmade masks, for every liking... a world of bewilderment to visit. enjoy.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Carlos B
Reviewed 4 July 2018

GREAT art work, you have to go. I was looking for a beautiful and special mask to put in the living room and thats is place.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Fabiana Z
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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
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5 July 2018|
Response from perc99 | Reviewed this property |
They typically don’t. I believe. Shop is too small. If you go to their San Polo shop, they may be willing to show you a bit of the process if they’re not too busy.