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L'artista della barbaria

Barbaria de Le Ole Castello 6360/A | Castello, 30122 Venice, Italy
+39 041 528 6818
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Must visit - Venetian masks

There are many places selling authentic and imitation Venetian masks. This is the real thing and a... read more

Reviewed 28 March 2018
MarkUSAretired
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Wellesley, Massachusetts
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Beautiful craftmenship

After looking at pictures on TripAdvisor of several mask stores I knew I wanted the large mask... read more

Reviewed 25 November 2017
seekingserenity097
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San Antonio, Texas
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A spirit of play prevails in "The Artist of the Barbarian." Erika and Giancarlo share colorful stories of each mask's meaning while encouraging you to try different styles or make your own.
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Barbaria de Le Ole Castello 6360/A | Castello, 30122 Venice, Italy
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Reviewed 28 March 2018 via mobile

There are many places selling authentic and imitation Venetian masks. This is the real thing and a great pleasure to visit. John Carlo and his wife make the masks in the shop. We spent an hour going through the process of making a mask with...More

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giancarlove, Proprietario at L'artista della barbaria, responded to this reviewResponded 31 March 2018
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Amazing....thank you vi aspettiamo la prossima volta

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Reviewed 25 November 2017

After looking at pictures on TripAdvisor of several mask stores I knew I wanted the large mask L'artista makes. I really love the colors red/orange and saw that they would custom make a mask if you didn't see the one you want. That color scheme...More

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giancarlove, Proprietario at L'artista della barbaria, responded to this reviewResponded 28 November 2017
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Grazie mille

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Reviewed 28 October 2017 via mobile

The artisans in this shop could not be nicer, and were wonderful with our eleven year old daughter. They finished their hand-made mask exactly to her wishes, and even packed it expertly for the journey home. There are many shops making masks in Venice, but...More

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giancarlove, Proprietario at L'artista della barbaria, responded to this reviewResponded 30 October 2017
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Grazie e un piacere

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Reviewed 12 September 2017

On a recent trip to Venice I went searching for a paper mache mask. There are plenty of masks to be bought at St. Mark's Square and at kiosks throughout the city, but I wanted something authentic, something made by a Venetian who knew the...More

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Reviewed 6 September 2017

My husband and I came upon L’artisa della Barbaria quite by chance! In fact, like many visitors to Venezia we were lost but having fun in the process… Erika and Giancarlo are a great team creating many uniquely beautiful, hand-crafted, original masks which are typical...More

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Reviewed 5 September 2017 via mobile

We were in the area of Venezia having a light lunch and needed to get a couple of gifts for two little girls whom we we're visiting. They love stories eespecially about cats. His wife is the artist but it's a husband and wife team....More

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Reviewed 5 September 2017 via mobile

Although this might seem from the outside like a standard small gift shop, the husband and wife owners design, make and sell high quality original masks, calendars and gifts. They were happy to talk about what they do and how they do it. We came...More

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Reviewed 2 September 2017

There are only a handful of authentic mask makers in Venice. Erika & Giancarlo own one of those shops and are the artists behind them. We stumbled across them back in 2011 when we were in Venice and we were fortunate enough to find them...More

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Reviewed 30 August 2017 via mobile

Hand made beautiful masks. One of only 11 genuine mask makers in Venice, the customer service and experience created by the maker is exceptional. The process of making is explained in detail and the perfect product the result. Couldn't be happier!

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Reviewed 2 June 2017

We went to this store at the recommendation of others on Trip Advisor. The owner is amazing. We spent in an hour in the store looking to purchase a mask that was made in Venice and was authentic. Go to this store and buy something...More

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neighbourhood feels busy but casual. Castello’s side
streets are laid back, with small boats lining canals
criss-crossed by laundry. Semiannual exhibitions add a
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