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L'artista della barbaria

Barbaria de Le Ole Castello 6360/A, 30122 Venice, Italy
+39 041 528 6818
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authentic Venetian Masks

We went to this store at the recommendation of others on Trip Advisor. The owner is amazing. We... read more

Reviewed 2 June 2017
Dan F
Whitmore Lake, Michigan
Absolutely Amazing Quality +++

We went to Della's shop she helped us chose a beautiful mask. Her work is handmade and unique... read more

Reviewed 30 May 2017
Christchurch, New Zealand
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Barbaria de Le Ole Castello 6360/A, 30122 Venice, Italy
+39 041 528 6818
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Reviewed 2 June 2017

We went to this store at the recommendation of others on Trip Advisor. The owner is amazing. We spent in an hour in the store looking to purchase a mask that was made in Venice and was authentic. Go to this store and buy something...More

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Reviewed 30 May 2017 via mobile

We went to Della's shop she helped us chose a beautiful mask. Her work is handmade and unique. Plenty of choice around at other shops but mostly fake and mass produced. Her work is beautiful her own designs. Highly recommend please support her when visting.

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giancarlove, Proprietario at L'artista della barbaria, responded to this reviewResponded 2 June 2017
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Molte grazie,restiamo sempre a disposizione

Reviewed 29 April 2017

We met the owner at the apartment we were staying at and went to visit him in his shop, which was the best decision ever! Not only did we get to admire and even try on all of the beautiful handmade masks, he even told...More

1  Thank Ozelotl
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

This is the mask shop to go to in Venice. The owner was very nice and is a very talented artist. If you want a true Venetian made mask, this is the place. The owner shipped our purchases back to the states at a very...More

1  Thank Mike H
Reviewed 6 April 2017

Wandered in and fell in love with the owners, husband wave artisans who explained the craft to us. We got beautiful handmade masks for ourselves and some as gifts. The cheap stores where they sell Chinese replicas should not even be allowed to sell in...More

1  Thank TravelisHeaven
Reviewed 10 March 2017

A family run business creating a beautiful variety of authentic handcrafted masks. This lovely little shop has a vast selection of masks, in varying styles and shapes, the x2 masks we bought were €25 each, which for an authenticate mask we were happy to pay....More

1  Thank scottypwilliams
Reviewed 24 December 2016

Travelling to Venice, we were looking for a classic carnival mask as a souvenir. We stumbled upon this little shop, when the artist waved us in. All I can say is wow! He and his wife make beautiful masks, and you could tell how much...More

1  Thank send2mesvp
Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

Lovely to find a real traditional mask maker explains the difference between the masks his wife and he make and the majority of offerings in the city. Every exquisite mask hand made and decorated in the shop and he will spend the time explaining the...More

1  Thank Larry G
Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

Whilst wandering the beautiful streets of Venice we stumbled upon this wonderful artisan. He and his wife make the most beautiful authentic Venitian masks. If you are wanting an original piece then this is a 'mustsee'. The added benefit is he will post to anywhere...More

1  Thank Susan (Sue) G
Reviewed 3 August 2016

Wandering through the streets of Venice when we happened upon this small shop. I couldn't believe my eyes. What masterpieces were on the walls of this shop. Talking to the owner/artist we had a wonderful time and shipped home far more than we had planned...More

2  Thank greenlibrarian1951
Castello is the largest of the six sestieri
(districts), and the only one not facing onto the
Grand Canal. More than half of Castello is situated
within Arsenale, the naval base, which occupies over
one-fifth the area of Venice. This gentrified maritime
neighbourhood feels busy but casual. Castello’s side
streets are laid back, with small boats lining canals
criss-crossed by laundry. Semiannual exhibitions add a
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