Traditional Mask Making Workshop in Venice

Traditional Mask Making Workshop in Venice

When you leave the planning of your Italian holiday up to DF Tailored Travel and Lifestyle, you are guaranteed exclusive entrance into secret gems of each city or town included on your adventure.  Experience the enveloping magic of the Carnivale city and transform yourself into a master Venetian artisan during our private bespoke mask-making workshop at one of the best mask shops in Venice. Ever wonder where the allure of Venetian masks began?  You’ll learn all about the origins and unlock your own artistic ingenuity during this truly special afternoon.

The tradition of the Venetian mask started in the 13th century when locals would attend celebrations from December 26th until the start of Lent and wear opulent masks to conceal their identity, as well as their social status. This is the only time when all members of society, from aristocrats and peasants, could play out their fantasies together disguised by their masks at lavish and magnificent parties in palatial locations.

Recognized and respected as one of the best mask-producers in the world, the shop is committed to outstanding craftsmanship and communicating the fascinating stories behind each style of mask.  During the workshop, you can channel your inner Venetian and create a custom hand-made mask alongside an expert artisan who will unlock the secrets of mask-making techniques before you really express yourself using high-quality decorations including fine fabrics, real feathers, Swarovski gems, as well as gold and silver leaf.  

Contact us at info@danielafagotti.com to begin your journey to 13th century Venice and be entirely enveloped by the spell of Carnevale culture.