Paint your Carnival Mask

Feel the spirit of the Venetian Carnival and paint your Carnival mask! Try this original way to live the Carnival experience as a protagonist! Let you guide by a professional local artists to paint your own amazing Carnival mask! An unique artistic experience in a unique city of Venice, to be experienced at least once in your life!

If you are a painting lover you will amuse yourself discovering more about the magic Carnival world and its secrets in a historic Doge's prisons palace in front of the Saint Mark's Basin!

In this unforgettable activity, a Venetian local painter will explain you the traditional art of mask depictment and their ancient history. Spend your time in a plaisent company of the painter, and feel as a firsthand active participant of this incredible experience, right in the heart of Venice!

What does the Mask decoration course consist of ?

The professional Venetian mask painters will make your painting experience truly memorable!  They will guide you step by step in a funny way how to depict and decorate your own mask.

The painters have a several years experience in providing artistic experiences. All of them are members of the famous Artistic Circle of Prison’s Palace, which  was inaugurated on May 5th 1922 in the presence of prince Umberto di Savoia, the city authorities, the representatives of Italian government and foreign countries and many artists and critics. This not fortuitous date coincided with the day after the opening of XIII “Biennale d’Arte”. Discover more about the artistic circle painters history clicking here.

After the lesson you will keep your own colorful creation as a very special souvenir to bring back home, to take some funny pictures with or to wear a very particular accesorize to enrich your Carnival mise.

  • Meeting point: Palazzo Delle Prigioni, beside the Doge’s Palace in Piazza San Marco”. (See the map and indications below)
  • Ending point: Piazza San Marco
  • Availability & operation: From 5th February to 16th February 2021
  • Departure and meeting: Every day at 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM – 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM
  • Inclusion: White mask - All the necessary to color the mask – Live commentary by local artist – Your painted mask to bring a home
  • Duration: 1 hours and 15 minutes approx.
  • Languages: English, French and Italian (the visit could be bilingual)  
  • Gross price public: Adult € 55 p.p.
  • Sale & reservation: Free sale until the beginning of the tour
  • Cancellation: bookings can be cancelled with no charge up to 24 hours before the service.
  • Voucher: You should have the voucher where is written “service provided by Venice Tours Srl”.  Mobile vouchers are accepted
  • Commission: refer to contract
  • Confirmation: Please ask clients to NOT to reconfirm


In Piazza San Marco, with the Doge’s Palace in front of you and the S.Mark’s Basin at your back, go on the right, cross the Bridge (from where you see the Bridge of Sighs) and then look on the left, you will see the entrance of the Palazzo delle Prigioni.

Unfortunately, this tour is not fully accessible for wheelchair users or people with walking disabilities.
Comfortable shoes suggested.
For general conditions refer to our brochure "Discover Venice".