Venice Mask Painting & Chocolate Tasting | Private

Venice Tours

Venice Mask Painting & Chocolate Tasting | Private

Recreate that Carnival feeling by painting your own Venetian mask and indulging in Venice's rich, creamy cocoa-based treats.

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    On Request

  • Duration

    3 hours

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Why Choose it?

  • Personalize your own souvenir, painting a traditional carnival mask.
  • Indulge in some rich and creamy Venetian chocolate: the best in Italy.
  • Discover the history behind the traditions with your private local guide.

Tour description

Recreate that Carnival feeling by creating your own Venetian mask. The mask is one of the city's defining symbols, rivalling the Gondola as the most quintessentially Venetian object. Historically, Venetians wore them to protect their identity as they went about the small lagoon-based city engaging in promiscuous acts that would otherwise tarnish their reputation.

We're not promoting that you get up to acts - at least on the tour anyway! - but we are offering you the chance to deep dive into Venice's rich culture, create your own Venetian mask, and take this small part of Venice home with you. It's not all work though: after your hands-on painting session you'll be visiting a prestigious Venetian chocolatier between Rialto Bridge and Saint Mark's to sample some of the sweet treats that have been delighting Venice's residents for centuries. 

Paint your own mask at a traditional artisan workshop

The first stop on your Venetian adventure is at a famous mask making shop in the historic city center. Here you'll learn all about the captivating history of Venetian Masks, the different types of mask ranging from Commedia dell'Arte to Colombina styles, and the materials they are made from. During your time here, you'll take part in an immersive, hands-on mask painting session during which you'll have the chance to design your very own Venetian Carnival mask

Visit a prestigious chocolatier between Saint Mark's Square and Rialto Bridge

While your mask's paint dries and the people at the artisan workshop prepare it to take home with you, we'll walk the short, scenic route to a prestigious chocolatier. Situated between the famous Rialto Bridge and Saint Mark's Square, this chocolatier is a favorite of Venice's inhabitants and visitors alike. We’ll learn all about Venice’s historic cocoa trade, sampling some hot chocolate, dragée, pralines and many more sweet treats. At the end of your private tour, we'll return to the mask school to pick up your mask, which will be wrapped and ready for you to take home.

included:

Knowledgeable English-speaking guide
Mask making class
Chocolate tasting session

itinerary:

  • Mask making lesson
  • Chocolate tasting session

Kids friendly:

This tour is kids friendly, your children are welcome

meeting point:

Hotel lobby (if centrally located), or in the middle of St. Mark’s Square under the column with the winged-lion.

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