Eyes of Rome

Venice Carnival Mask Making

Family Fun with an Artisan

Focus

  • Art
  • History

What makes this tour Special

Indulge yourself or your kids with an inspiring activity where to express all of your fantasy.

Dream about your favorite Carnival character and give form to it, then just add colors and glitter.

Learn about a century-long tradition of excellent craftsmanship that has in Venice its highest representative.

What to Expect

PRIVATE TOUR

Enjoy your tour with your own private tour expert at your party's disposal only

DURATION

2.5 hours

START TIME

09:00

TRANSFER

Meet&Greet at your hotel/accomodation. Transfer to the tour site included

NOT AVAILABLE

Sunday

KID FRIENDLY

This tour is suitable for kids of all ages

ENTRANCE TICKETS

No entrance tickets are needed! Enjoy your tour!

What's Included
  • Meet&Greet your Guide at your Hotel/Accommodation
  • Private Guide
  • Private Artisan & Studio
Not Included/ Optional Extras
  • Meals
  • Drop off

Sites you’ll visit

  • Venetian Mask Studio
  • In our studio a few steps away from Rialto bridge learn how to decorate a traditional Venetian mask and bring home the best handcrafted souvenir!

Tour description

The Venetian Carnival Mask is known all over the world, now you and your family have the chance to create your own Traditional Mask! With the help of an expert Artisan, learn different coloring techniques and uncover the dying art of handmade traditional masks with an explanation of the history of this longstanding tradition. Mask wearing in Venice dates back to the 12th century and was popular among men and women of all statuses as it was a way to change identity. At one point it got so out of control that people were ordered to only wear masks during carnival season. Venetian masks are still as popular today and many styles are made synonymously with luxury design, having been chosen for numerous film and theatre productions including Eyes Wide Shut by Stanley Kubrick, Fifty Shades of Grey, the Vienna Opera, and fashion photography for Vogue Japan, just to mention a few. Mask workshops have revitalized the old tradition of Venetian carnival masks by offering a steady stream of new designs while remaining true to the original, authentic techniques. This tour is very kid friendly and can even be done without parental supervision for kids 10 years and above: of course the whole family is welcome to participate! The Venetian mask studio in the colorful district of Campo Santa Margherita. The studio will be exclusive to your family while designing your masks

Cancellation Policy

Please note that Eyes of Rome® applies the following cancellation policy for the selected product:

  • Eyes of Rome reserves the right to charge 50 % of your bookingfor no-shows or cancellations made within 168 hours of your tour date. For bookings confirmed through deposit-downpayment, Eyes of Rome reserves the right to charge the remaining tour balance on the day of the tour on the credit card provided during check out
  • For no shows on the day of the tour or cancellations/amendments requested less than 7 days from the tour starting time, Eyes of Rome reserves the right to hold the amount paid during check out and charge any remaining balance for incomplete payments

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