Casanova’s World

Just by naming Giacomo Casanova, we enter the rakish world of 18th century Venice. It was a period when the Most Serene Republic already felt the political and economic decay.

It was the period of masks, carnivals, casinos, courtesans and cicisbei. Giacomo Casanova’s real or fake adventures offer us the possibility of learning more about the history of that century. We can start at San Samuele, the area where he was born on April 2, 1725 and in which church he used to play the violin.
Then we can walk to Ridotto (casino) of San Moisè, where Casanova could be frequently found in the evenings. Eventually we can reach the different theaters, where he would enjoy quite often concerts and plays, having been born after all in a family of actors.
Still, we cannot miss at the end St. Mark’s Square, in particular the Doges’ Palace, from which prisons, called the Leads, Casanova escaped in 1756…

Time: 3 hours

Notes: The fare does not include entrance fees. The fare for groups has to be agreed with the guide.