Duration: 1 hour approx. 

Languages: English, French, Spanish and Italian (The tour could be multilingual)


Visit the Prison's Palace in the heart of Venice for a mask decoration workshop with an artisan instructor. Make your own mask to take home as a unique souvenir!


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Embark on a journey to the historic Prison’s Palace, nestled in the vibrant heart of Venice near the iconic Piazza San Marco. This adventure offers a deep dive into the authentic art of Venice through an exclusive Mask Workshop held within the majestic walls of the Palazzo. 


Embrace the opportunity to explore the art of mask decoration under  the guidance of an expert artisan. This workshop provides all the materials you need – from vivid colors to sparkling glitters – to adorn a traditional Venetian Carnival mask. Your skilled craftsman instructor will introduce you to ancient techniques of mask decoration, allowing you to bring your creativity to life.


This hands-on experience not only teaches you the age-old traditions of Venetian mask-making but also lets you create a unique masterpiece. The mask you design and decorate will serve as a memorable souvenir, a tangible piece of Venetian culture that you can take home.

The price includes
  • Carnival mask workshop with a skilled artisan
  • Colors and materials needed for the workshop 
  • The mask as a souvenir of the experience to take home
The fee does not include
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
Things to know before leaving
  • The tour is NOT private but is shared with other participants
  • The price is per person
  • The tour could be multilingual
  • This tour is not fully accessible for wheelchair users or people with reduced mobility
  • Clothes appropriate to the experience are recommended
  • Pets are not allowed
  • Luggage and large bags not allowed 
  • Digital and printed vouchers are accepted (to be shown to the staff)
Meeting Point
  • Meeting point: Palazzo Delle Prigioni, San Marco - Riva degli Schiavoni, 4209 (beside the Doge’s Palace, few steps from St. Mark’s Square). Please be at the meeting point 5 minutes before the departure time. 


  • Prison Palace is close to St. Mark’s Square beside Doge's Palace. Do not go to the entrance of Doge's Palace, to get to the Prisons Palace, cross the bridge on the right side of the entrance of the Doge's Palace, enter the building and head upstairs to the first floor.
Cancellation policies
  • No penalty for cancellation within 24 hrs before the tour. On line customer service 7 days a week, 9.30 am – 5.30 pm
  • The tour does not operate in case of exceptionally bad weather or exceptionally high/low tide (in these cases it will be rescheduled for the following day or refunded)