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The Merchant of Venice - Authentic Venetian Masks

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by Sandra Moore (subscribe)
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.
Mrs Theresa Saraceno

A puppet of Puss in Boots hung from the ceiling with many masks lined in a row underneath it, behind it and pretty much everywhere.


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.




There is no need to look far when you have a masquerade ball. Don't go past The Merchant of Venice to make sure you have the right mask for the right outfit.
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Why? Masquerade Ball, Formal, Party
When: Open 7 days
Phone: 02 9564 6622
Where: 23 Norton Street, Leichhardt NSW
Cost: Not too bad really
Your Comment
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!
by jenny (score: 0|2) 2608 days ago
Well, I Think that in this shop there is a nice collection and different variety of mask. So, I would surely like to visit there.

onesie
by Basillaw (score: 0|2) 2425 days ago
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