Recommendation by Lemi
Venice (also known as the “City of Masks”) is known for its city-wide masquerades called the “Carnevale di Venezia.” In Ca’ Macana, the Carnevale spirit is alive all-year round as papier-mâchè masks, crafted and painted by hand, hang all around. Let your creativity shine and paint your own mask, or bring home a pre-made design that will capture everyone’s eye. Commedia dell’Arte (Italian masked theater) inspire many of the characters molded into mischievous smirks, malicious jeers, and jovial smiles. Find pointy nose “Plague Doctors” with elegant “Colombinas,” which are classic Carnevale styles. Other shops will try to sell tourists factory-made dupes, but Ca’ Macana is the “reel” deal; they’ve made masks for film, like Stanley Kubrick’s “Eyes Wide Shut.”
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