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Take part in a unique decoration course
Learn the ancient techniques of making a Venetian Carnival mask
Keep your own mask as a very special souvenir
What to expect
Enjoy an unforgettable artistic activity that will allow you to experience the magic of the Venice Carnival! A master artisan will show you the traditional art of making masks and will also tell you interesting stories!
Your instructor, an experienced decorator, will teach you how to paint and decorate your own mask and will accompany you on every step of the decorating process. You'll have the opportunity to choose a mask, decorate it however you wish, and then take it home as an exclusive souvenir and memory of this Venetian experience.
COVID-19 informationThe following health and safety measures are in place, so you can relax and enjoy your experience.
Visitor numbers are limited to reduce crowds
The experience complies with government regulations
Social distancing is enforced
Visitors are required to bring and wear masks
Guides and all other staff are required to wear masks
Temperature screening is compulsory for all visitors
Visitors over 18 must show their ID and proof of one of the following: a full vaccination or first vaccination (this requirement varies depending on the country) received at least 15 days prior, recovery from a COVID-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative result from a PCR or antigen test taken no more than 48 hours before the experience starts. This may also apply to those aged 12 and above
Carnival paper-mâché mask to decorate
Materials and supplies for decorating
Venetian mask artisan
Piazza San Marco, 596, 30124 Venice, VE, Italy
San Marco 596 Maschere Veneziane. The laboratory is located a few minutes walk from Saint Mark’s Square. Once by the Bell Tower, go straight on leaving the Basilica on your right and pass under the Clock Tower. Proceed straight on to the end of “Mercerie dell’Orologio”. Then turn right into “Campo San Zulian” and facing the Church pass its façade on the left and you have reached “Campiello San Zulian”. The laboratory is in the opposite corner on your right.
Venice City Tour
Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 1 day before the activity begins.
Important to know
- Appropriate clothing is suggested
- The activity may be carried out in multiple languages at the same time
- Children under 12 years must be accompanied by an adult