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Mask Decoration Workshop in St. Mark's Square

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Participate in an authentic Venetian mask-painting activity that also includes a training session by an accomplished papier-mâché mask artist!


  • Paint your very own Venetian mask and adorn it with feathers, ribbons, or sequins

  • Choose a seasoned mask instructor in your preferred language from 4 options and learn ancient techniques for crafting traditional Venetian papier-mâché masks.

  • Create your own mask using glitter, paint, and an array of materials, crafting a unique souvenir to take home and cherish.

  • Leave the mask in the laboratory to dry and return to collect your finished souvenir and keep it as a memento of this unique experience.

  • Fun fact: Since the 13th century, Venetians have worn masks during Carnival, enabling social mingling across class divides in anonymity


  • 1-hour mask decoration workshop

  • Professional English, Italian, French or Spanish-speaking mask artisan

  • Colors and supplies

Cancellation policy

These tickets can't be cancelled or rescheduled.


1.9K reviews
Luca Lion



Feb, 2023

Esperienza fatta da mio figlio di 11 anni che si è divertito molto. Tutto organizzato al meglio, personale che segue nella realizzazione della maschera gentilissimo.
Glennie Korsane



Jan, 2020

Easy quick and great communication
George Darrah



Jan, 2020

Reliable and good communication. Thank you!
Celine Couchet



Jan, 2020

Quick and reliable payment portal
Heather Cardwell



Jan, 2020

Its reliable

Craft your own mask

The Venetian mask-painting workshop is amongst the most unique attractions in the city. Ideal for families, this immersive experience allows everyone to participate in crafting their own masks. Conveniently located just minutes away from the vibrant St. Mark's Square, it's a memorable activity for all ages. The ornately designed masks are often decorated with bright gold or silver paint. On this tour, you will get an opportunity to pick one of over 50 distinct handmade papier mâché models to begin decorating.

Your Venetian mask to go

From embellishing your mask with feathers and ribbons to adding the final touches with gold and silver metallic paints, your expert instructor will guide you through the process of creating your very own Venetian mask. After your mask is crafted, please store it safely in the laboratory for several hours to dry. Then, return to claim your finished mask and cherish it as a memento of this exceptional experience.

What's not allowed

  • Pets are not allowed inside the workshop.

  • People with back problems or mobility impairments might not find this activity comfortable.

Additional information

  • A maximum of 10 people are allowed per booking.

  • The workshop will continue even in the event of heavy rain. In the case of extreme high tide, however, the tour might be canceled. A refund will be provided if this is the case.

  • No refund requests will be entertained for late arrival or non-attendance.

  • Your voucher will be emailed to you instantly.

  • Please arrive at the meeting point 15 minutes before the scheduled time of your tour to avoid any delays.

  • Display the voucher on your mobile phone with a valid photo ID at the meeting point.

Meeting point

  • Please check your final voucher for the meeting point details and specific instructions.
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