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Address: Calle dei Nomboli | San Polo 2800, Venice, Italy
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Find out what keeps the ancient art of mask-making alive during a visit to...

Find out what keeps the ancient art of mask-making alive during a visit to this artist's workshop.

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This place is quite off the beaten path but I'm glad we ventured out this way. The shop host no less than (I'm guessing) 300 masks of all shapes and sizes. There were a ton of... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 18 December 2015
Walt2187
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Rotterdam, The Netherlands

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2015

This place is quite off the beaten path but I'm glad we ventured out this way. The shop host no less than (I'm guessing) 300 masks of all shapes and sizes. There were a ton of "wow this is awesome, but where would I ever put this.." moments. I couldn't decide on what I wanted so we cane back a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2015

We ended up at Tragicomica after finding it in the Rick Steves book. We were looking for authentic Venetian masks to take home as a souvenir, rather than the cheap looking options that are sold at every tourist trap store. This store has beautiful masks – we ended up buying multiple masks with some being brought home as gifts. Everything... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2015

We visited Tragicomica with an Adventures by Disney group to decorate masks. They were very patient with us and helped us create some beautiful masks. The kids had so much fun and the end result was pretty spectacular.

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2014

If you want an authentic mask then this is the place to come! This is the second year we have visited at the requests of our daughters. The lady who owns the shop appears a little frosty, but I think she is concerned about people damaging the delicate masks. When we said we wanted to select a mask to buy,... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2014 via mobile

We made masks as part of our adventures by Disney tour. We were a large group & the staff did a great job of helping us all create unique Masks to take home. I wish they had more pictures, books to guide ideas for the adults that lacked creativity but otherwise a fantastic afternoon activity to spend with kids.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2014

My partner and I were actually trying to find our way to a different mask shop when we stumbled across this gem! We were on an extremely tight budget so were only going to window shop but the masks were so incredible we spent almost an hour inside pointing out our favourites, imagining them hanging somewhere in our home.. We... More 

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Winnipeg, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2014 via mobile

If you are looking for an authentic Venetian mask, Tragicomica is certainly a place to consider. They have a wide selection of very imaginative and beautiful traditional masks to choose from. The artist was also on hand to explain some of the designs to us and was very polite and informative.

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Kansas City, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 March 2014

Taking my wife to Venice I knew I wanted her to get a real Venice mask. We worked our way back to Tragicomica. After walking in and seeing the hundreds of masks I knew we found the right place. After a half hour of ooohhhing and awwwing we selected one mask. The woman who ran the place was very excited... More 

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Hereford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2013

This was an interesting place. My other half had wanted to come here and I just followed, but the place was a surprise. So many of the masks are now made elsewhere, it was nice to see the real deal. They are not cheap, but are works of art. Go see this part of Venetian history in all it's glory.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2013

I purchased two Venetian masks here at a total cost of 110 Euros, the prices here are much higher than elsewhere but all these masks are handcrafted with care in Italy, no cheap, shoddy imitations here. The array of masks in this little shop is amazing! The choice is vast and the staff are helpful, worth a trip if you're... More 

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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 Polo is defined by churches including Basilica dei Frari, one of the most important churches sought by art lovers.
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