Duration: 1 hour and 15 minutes (per course) approx.

Languages: English, French, Spanish and Italian. The activity could be bilingual


Discover the secrets of Carnival masks and create your own! Meet Giorgio, the mask maker, and discover the secrets of Venetian art! A special and unconventional moment to enjoy with family or friends!


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In this unforgettable activity, a Venetian master craftsman will explain the traditional art of mask-making and its ancient history. Spend an hour on a decoration course with Giorgio and feel like a first-hand participant in this incredible experience, right in the heart of Venice!


Giorgio is a true Venetian and an expert mask maker based in Venice. His traditional-style atelier will take you to another dimension! Giorgio and his family carry on one of the oldest and most fascinating arts of the Venetian tradition, the Carnival mask-making. 


Attending his class you will immediately notice his incredible skills and the lovable passion of someone who has been carrying on a craft for four generations. 


Giorgio will teach you in a fun way how to decorate your mask. You will choose a mask to decorate during the course and, at the end of the lesson, you can keep your creation as a very special souvenir to take home. 


A truly unforgettable and unique experience not to be missed if you want to fully immerse yourself in the soul of this city so rich in art and tradition.


Create your own mask and discover Giorgio's craft secrets!


The price includes
  • Colours and materials needed for the workshop 
  • Lesson in decorating a papier-mâché mask
  • 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
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • The tour could be bilingual 
  • Clothes appropriate to the experience are recommended
  • This tour is not fully accessible for wheelchair users or people with reduced mobility
  • Pets are not allowed
  • Luggages or large bags are not allowed
  • Digital and printed vouchers are accepted (to be shown to the staff)
Meeting Point
  • Meeting Point: Campiello (small square) San Zulian 596 - please be at the meeting point 10 minutes before the departure time.


  • The atelier is located a few steps from St Mark's Square. Leave the Basilica on your right side and pass under the Clock Tower. Continue straight until the end of the Mercerie street. Then turn right into 'Campo San Zulian' and, facing the San Zulian Church entrance, turn on your left to find Giorgio’s atelier.
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)