Venice masquerade costumes – visit a Venetian costume atelier in the heart of Venice

By entering the atelier you will be part of a charming and exclusive world of Venetian fashion of the past centuries. Discover how the typical clothes were made and how to distinguish the authentic Venetian dresses and masks!


Visit an authentic costume maker’s workshop

Learn the story of the venetian carnival

Understand a unique part of venetian culture



  • Family package – from 1 to 6 people: 150€
  • Group rate – from 7 to 10 people: 250€
  • Group rate – from 11 to 20 people: 480€

Other practical information

Experience available for individuals and groups (max 30 people)

Duration: about 1 hour

Spoken Languages

  • Italian
  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Spanish

Included / Excluded

Included :

– Guided visit of the atelier and explanation of the story of Venetian masks
– Practical demonstration of mask decoration

Excluded :

Everything non listed in the “included” section

Sales Conditions

For cancellations up to 72 hours before the experience will be refunded 80% of the rate.
For cancellations from 72 to 24 hours before the experience will be refunded 50% of the rate.
There is no refund if the cancellation takes place within 24 hours before the activity or in case of no show (not be present at the time and place fixed for the activity).


Every day


1 hour


  • Child Friendly

If we talk about Venice Carnival Costumes, vintage clothes and masks are the undisputed stars of the show. Walking around Venice during the Carnival is really an experience everyone should have once in their lives. Colorful, refined, high quality craftsmanship, Venetian style clothes recreate the atmosphere of the 18th century in the streets of Venice. The masks that parade in Piazza San Marco, all to be photographed, spark the imagination of adults and children alike. The entire Carnival event, as well as being a celebration of equality and freedom beyond social status, is also about beauty.

Venice masquerade costumes – how do you create them?

To answer this question we will take you to a splendid Venetian atelier of historical fancy dress costumes and handmade masquerade masks.

Just a few minutes away from Piazza San Marco, the atmosphere in the workshop of the atelier gives us the feel of the Venice of past centuries, including costumes, masks and accessories. This atelier is one of the few that still works according to age old tradition. You will therefore be able to appreciate the value of this artisanal craft, used for centuries to make authentic Venetian masks. The artisans will accompany us on a journey of discovery of the craftsmanship of vintage eye masks and costumes. We will explore the historical roots of the Carnival, the fashion of the past centuries in Venice, and the precise work of the craftsmen, as they combine creativity, historical research and excellent technical skills.

Orange and red carnival masks photo

Visiting the Venetian costume Atelier.

During the visit we will discover the history and practical techniques of the creation of Venetian costumes, all made by hand. These outfits pay homage every year to the festive Carnival ritual parading in the city’s streets. The lucky ones who take part in the masquerade balls during the Venetian Carnival period can rent a costume for a day and truly immerse themselves in the festivities.

You will learn about the origins of the Carnival, it’s rituals and stories, from the unique point of view of the creators of these enchanting pieces.

We will then move on to the Venetian mask to discover its history and production techniques used. With the artisans always at work in the atelier, it will be easy to see a practical demonstration of the making of a beautiful traditional mask.

Decorative Carnival Mask Venice photo


Venice Carnival, Clothes and Masks: the uniqueness of the Serenissima

The Venetian Carnival is a cultural phenomenon that attracts visitors from all over the world. This experience brings you into contact with artisans and will allow you to appreciate it even more. At the end of the experience it will be possible for you to try one of the atelier’s easy to wear beautiful period clothes … experience the thrill of entering history!

Will you become a lady or one of the Marie of Carnevale ?


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This unique experience will take you into the hidden world of Venetian traditional crafts. In our atelier you can have a guided visit, but you can also take mask decoration courses!  Ask for Venice Carnival costume hire, and you can also have your very own photoshoot in a Venetian costume!



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