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La Bottega dei Mascareri

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The Artist behind Eyes Wide Shut

What a great studio/mask boutique. Watch him make handmade masks. Buy a real souvenir. Definitely... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Adam G
Bring home a piece of art!

We stumbled into this mask shop by accident but soon realized we had walked into somewhere very... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Linda A
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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 2 weeks ago

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

Thank Adam G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank Linda A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

Thank Jeni B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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

Thank Gamar A
Reviewed September 6, 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!

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Reviewed September 1, 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

Thank David J
Reviewed August 20, 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.

Thank Carlos B
Reviewed July 3, 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.

Thank Fabiana Z
Reviewed June 3, 2018

I stop at one of the two “La Bottega dei Mascareri” shops each time I’m in Venice: I have at least one mask from each trip This being my seventh trip, I bought two more. What made this trip special was that Massimo (normally you’ll...More

1  Thank perc99
Reviewed May 18, 2018 via mobile

Stumbled upon this shop by chance and so glad I did. Nice guy who takes time to explain how the masks are made an helps you to choose particular styles an periods they reflect. Well worth a visit to see this lovely artist.

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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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July 4, 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.