I write for fun, enjoy sharing places that cater for food allergies and the like.
Published September 23rd 2012
You don't have to go to Venice (even though we all wish we could), to pick up a beautiful Venetian mask. On the corner of the Italian Forum entrance The Merchant of Venice (named after the Shakespearean play), has a shop front filled with rows and rows of masks, Morano glass rings, necklaces and more.
Mrs Theresa Saraceno, whose Italian accent was as adorable as her welcoming smile was working a shift for her daughter and owner Maria. She told me that they have been selling these masks in Leichhardt for over 13 years while she happily modelled a mask for me.
There truly is barely a finger space anywhere in the shop, it is wall to wall, ceiling to floor filled with masks and accessories. The most amazing colours, styles and designs to fit in with just about every occasion.
Have visited the shop a few times and found the range and quality of masks as good as in the best shops in Venice with similar pricing . A great place just to visit especially if you haven't had the opportunity to visit Venice. A must if you're in the area!