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Carnival 2K17 is in the air- what to do?

Are you ready for  Carnival 2017? Also this year Venice is waiting for you! Magnificient days and nights towards entertainment,culture and romanticism. What a beautiful is a gondola tour along Gran Canal, to visit Basilica dei Frari, majestic and suggestive architectural building into the heart of the city,a colorful workshop in our Atelier in which you […]

Atelier Marega and the 2016 Black Friday

Atelier Marega’s Black Friday is back this year too!   On Friday, 25th, Saturday, 26th and Sunday, 27th November, use the promotional code “Black Friday 2016” to get 15% discount on all our masks. Just have a look to our masks’ online catalogue and choose your favorite ones. This Christmas buy an handmade and original present […]

Halloween Masks Ideas from Venice

Today is the first day of Autumn and it’s time to start thinking about Halloween, the main feast of this season. If you are looking for something new, extravagant, different from any other Halloween masks or costumes, then you are in the right place! We have prepared a selection of Halloween Masks from our collection […]

What to do in Venice during Carnival and beyond!

Carnival in Venice is approching and we would like to suggest you some ideas to plan your visit to Venice and experience the best! Luch or dinner at Ristorante Le Maschere close to San Marco Square or at Osteria al Cason, near our Atelier Visit of the house of Carlo Goldoni: a lovely home in the heart of […]

Fifty Shades of Casanova Grand Ball 2016, Venice 6th February

After the great success of the Casanova Grand Ball last years’ editions, Atelier Marega is glad to present you Fifty Shades of Casanova Grand Ball, on the last Saturday of Carnival in Venice, the 6th of February 2016. The theme chosen for this year is the Love in the fifty and more ways in which it […]

Venice Carnival 2016

CREATUM introducing Arts and Traditions Saturday 23rd January – Tuesday 9th February Marco Maccapani: Artistic Director ” Names of alleys (calli) and small town squares (campi) like “calle del forno”, “ruga dei oresi”, “campiello del remer”, “fondamenta dei vetrai”, “calle dei fuseri” or “frezzaria” are a tribute to the arts and trades and artisans and […]

Black Friday in Venice Too

The Black Friday arrives in Venice too! Atelier Marega offers you 20% discount on all its masks in its online shop. Just write the promotional code “BlackFriday” at the moment of your order and the new price will be calculated immediately.   For this Christmas choose an handmade Venetian present for your beloved!

The Feast of St. Martin in Venice

The feast of St. Martin in Venice is still celebrated and it’s particularly loved by children: on this day, kids go around the shops in Venice, making noises with pots and bells, asking for gifts and coins, and singing the song of St. Martin. It may remember of Halloween, despite the fact that kids are not in […]

8 Masks for Your Halloween

Modern Halloween comes from the ancient Celtic holiday of Samhain. The Celts used the day to mark the end of the harvest season and the beginning of winter, and also believed that this transition between the seasons was a bridge to the world of the dead. Over the millennia the holiday transitioned from a somber pagan […]

Festa del Redentore in Venice: you can’t miss this!

The Festa del Redentore is an event held in Venice the third Sunday of July where the fireworks create a unique atmosphere all over the city. This event is the main one during the Summer and it is probably the most loved one by Venetians, who greatly participate to it. The Redentore began as a feast – held on the day […]

Masks’ Exhibition at Gritti Palace

Gritti Palace in Venice commissioned us a great work and so, yesterday, we were in this beautiful location to exhibit our masks’ production. We also held a mask-making demonstration for visitor. It was an amazing experience: we always love to meet new people and explain them our traditions and work. The masks’s exhibition and the […]

Festa della Sensa 2015 in Venice

This year the Festa della Sensa is held on May 17th. What is it? It is an ancient tradition that celebrates the relationship between Venice and the Sea: a symbolic marriage ceremony takes place. It dates back to around the year 1000, when Venice was emerging as a naval force in the Mediterranean Sea. The Fèsta de ƚa […]

St. Mark’s Day in Venice and Rosebund Tradition

St. Mark’s Day is on April 25th and is largely celebrated in Venice since the Saint is the patron of the city.   St. Mark’s Day in Venice is also known as the rosebud festival (Venetian: festa del bocolo) since on this occasion, men traditionally give a single rosebud to the women they love as […]

Expo 2015: Atelier Marega is ready!

Atelier Marega is proud to have been chosen to be part of Expo Veneto. Expo Veneto is the showcase of the events proposed by the productive system, the local authorities and associations of the Venetian territory running from May 1st to October 31st, 2015 on the occasion of the Expo of Milan. ExpoVeneto was founded […]

Casanova Grand Ball 2015, Love&Fire in Venice: The Official Trailer

We are glad to share with you all, and particularly with our great guests, the official video trailer of the 4th edition of the Casanova Grand Ball, an Atelier Marega event in Venice. Our production is the most awesome grand ball of the Venetian Carnival. Saturday 14th February 2015, in the beautiful and magic Venitian Palace […]

Atelier Marega Carnival in Venice 2015

Ten days are already gone since the end of the Carnival in Venice. It’s time to update our blog! It has been a pretty early Carnival (next year it will begin even earlier, almost close to the Christmas period). We are happy that our handmade products have been greatly appreciated, as also written on TripAdvisor by some […]

Tanja Schulz-Hess to attend the Casanova Grand Ball in Venice

Here we are: the Casanova Grand Ball 2015 is ready to start this Saturday. These are the last days to reserve your tickets. Last week we introduced you our first Guest Star, Gustavo Ollitta. Today, we are going to introduce you to a second Guest Star, who will attend the Grand Ball organized by our Atelier at […]

Gustavo Ollitta Special Guest of Casanova Grand Ball, in Venice

The Casanova Grand Ball, on 14th February, Saturday is an exclusive event that takes place every year during Carnival in Venice. This year, will have two guest stars. We are sure you don’t want to miss them and their exhibitions! On Facebook we gave two clues to let you guess who is the first guest […]

Rent your costumes for Carnival online: it’s easy

To fully enjoy the Carnival in Venice, you might want to rent a costume for one or more days, or for a special evening. Atelier Marega has a colletion of 300 costumes, all handmade and of high quality level. That’s not all: renting a costume online has never been so easy as with Atelier Marega. […]

Venice Carnival to start this weekend: details

Here is the evening program (from: of the opening event of the Carnival of Venice 2015, that will take place this weekend at Canale di Cannaregio: Saturday January 31st – 6.00pm to 6.30pm: first showing of “ The Magic Banquet – A Gourmet’s fairytale in Venice” – 6.30pm to 8.00pm: music and entertainment in […]

How to get to Venice?

You might think that getting to Venice is not that easy, and maybe also expensive. To be fair, you have many choices on how to get to Venice: train, plain, bus, car. Let’s begin: If you can choose to get to Venice by train, you have done a very good choice. The train station is inside […]

Zeno Palace in Venice to host Casanova Grand Ball 2016: its History

The Fifty Shades of Casanova Grand Ball 2016 will take place on 6th, February in Venice and the location is breathless: the Zeno Palace – Cà Zen. [PhotoGallery below] HISTORY OF THE ZENO PALACE Palazzo Zeno is located near the Frari church and was built in the late fourteenth century by Carlo Zeno, “Capitano da mar”,  a hero in […]

The Origin of Carnival

Carnival is the feast of the winter. In catholic countries, like Italy, this is the period before the start of the lent, which lasts for 40 days until Easter. During ancient times, Carnival was also the celebration of the soil fertility after the winter and brought together rituals and fun: laughing to defeat the death […]

Discover our shops in Venice: Fondamenta Osmarin

Atelier Marega owns four shops in Venice: two of them are located in Fondamenta de l’Osmarin, only 5 minutes walking from San Marco square: When you come to visit Venice, the 1st MUST is absolutely San Marco Square, famous worldwide for its beauty and elegance. Our shops are easy to be found, as they are […]

Your ‘700 Venetian Makeup

As many of you are going to wear one of our ‘700 costumes during this coming Carnival, it’s seems a good idea to us to talk  about the makeup of ‘700 century so that you could start to practice and be ready for your big event in Venice. And do not think that this post is […]

Casanova Grand Ball in Venice: What Else?!

Less than a month to the Casanova Grand Ball, Love and Fire. This 2015 edition of Atelier Marega Carnival Grand Ball promises to make a lot of sparks: Atelier Marega is preparing a spectacular evening and night, full of surprisings. Leave at home your mobile phone, leave behind you your daily life and all its […]

The Bauta Mask: the Venetian Costume par excellence

If you haven’t decided yet your costume for this coming Carnival of Venice 2015, you might find this post interesting to get some ideas. The costume we are going to talk about today is very simple, but also the most traditional once. Being as simple as beautiful, with this costume your presence will be high […]

Venice Carnival to Start on the Water

There could be no better opening for the Venice Carnival than the one on the water.  The huge “Festa veneziana” that opens, as usual, the Carnival, doubles, offering a double appointment to the guests of Venice.  Saturday 1st of February, starting from 6.30 pm, an outstanding evening show will bring music, rhythm, joy on the banks […]

Program Carnival in Venice 2015

Here is a summary of the main events of this year Venice Carnival, which is going to start soon. We can’t wait! Saturday January 31 – The huge “Festa veneziana” (firs part) opens, as usual, the Carnival with a theme-based show on the water and on the shore along il Rio di Cannaregio; – Carnival […]

It’s time to get ready for Venice Carnival 2015

We are all definitely back from Christmas holidays and here, in Venice, we look forward to Venice Carnival 2015. In Italian, we use to say “L’Epifania tutte le feste porta via”, meaning that the Epiphany feast is the last one of the Christmas period.  So, here we are, one day ahead, looking forward to the […]

The History of the Authentic Venetian Mask: the Maskmaker’s Shop in Venice

Atelier Marega is a maskmakers’ shop. Although someone might wrongly think that this profession started only recently with the touristic flows, the maskmaker ‘s activity goes back to 1400. On the 10th of April 1436, the Masters of the Painters’ guild in Venice, reorganizing the entire corporation, also founded  the profession of the Venetian “maschereri” […]

Your Comments are Your Gifts for Us

During our 30-years of work, our costumers have greatly appreciated our handmade Venetian products. Some of them accidentally came across our shops located in the historical city of Venice, near Basilica dei Frari or near San Marco church. Others trusted us online and then, once in Venice, they came to personally meet us. Many of […]

Your Venice Carnival Dresses and Costumes

Carnival 2015 is not that far, It’s time that you start to get ideas to be the most beautiful in the whole Venice! How? Well, that’s quite easy: hire you Carnival costumes now and be sure that will enjoy the Carnevale of Venice the most! We offer you our handmade collection of more than 200 luxury […]

Characters from Commedia dell’Arte: Colombina

Columbine (in Italian, Colombina, “little dove“; in French, Colombine) is a stock character in the Commedia dell’Arte. She is Harlequin‘s mistress, a comic servant playing the tricky slave type and wife of Pierrot.  She springs from the same kind of popular world as her faithful companion in adventure, and, on occasion, her disconsolate lover, Harlequin. Colombina […]

The History of the Authentic Venetian mask: Rules on the Masks

Rules on the masks The ancient and very common use of the masks and costumes in Venice was covered by strict rules, even if  there were a good deal of freedom because the costume was permitted for several months of the year  this was the proof that masks and  costumes were accepted as usual way […]

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