One of the reasons we associate lushness, decadence and romance with Venice is Giacomo Casanova. Who, you ask? Casanova, the world’s most notorious womanizer and one of the most famous characters in Italy! His lifestyle managed to turn historical reality into something of a Venetian myth. Indeed, as you stroll through the streets of Venice, his mischievous legacy lives on in lanes, squares and the opulent palazzi. Although he left behind a considerable collection of writings (The Memoirs of Jacques Casanova de Seingalt, he is best remembered as a lover, spy and adventurer. But there is so much more to him and his story! When in Venice, discover it for yourself by booking exclusive Casanova Museum tickets!
Casanova Museum resides in the Palazzo Papafava on the Grand Canal. Read more
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The exhibition will take you on a journey across history relating to Casanova faithfully evoking the atmosphere, settings, sounds, and costumes that bore witness to his extravagant lifestyle. As you make your way through the exhibit, you will reach far beyond the myth and learn the true story that unraveled under the golden lights of eighteenth-century Venice and other European courts. Book your Casanova tickets today and peek behind the mask of a womanizer into his thoughts, insecurities and personal demons that made Casanova the complex and eclectic character he is.
Purchasing Casanova Museum tickets will pull you into the exciting world of Giacomo Casanova. The museum is built around his character featuring his original handwritten notes, authentic objects and clothing of the period. All of these bits and pieces help you deduce the crucial moments of his life. The collection showcases a mix of virtual experiences, interactive exhibits and immersive surroundings. As you make your way through there will be moments you will share with others as well as moments of private enjoyment.
All in all, the Casanova museum collection offers its visitors an exciting, varied and engaging experience. You will be able to appreciate Casanova’s travels for study as well as pleasure, and his adventures as a diplomat or spy in Venice and throughout Europe. Plus, you will get a great insight into women, relationship, love and fashion in the eighteenth century.
Giacomo Girolamo Casanova, by his full name, was born in Venice on April 2, 1725. He was the oldest of six children and grew up surrounded by artistic influences of his parents. His father, Gaetano Casanova originally from Parma, was a dancer and actor; His mother, Zanetta Farussi (known as “La Buranella”) who was a very successful Venetian actress.
Casanova was extremely intelligent already as a child. Hence, his wit, eagerness and curiosity led him to become a writer, philosopher, adventurer, lawyer, historian, cleric, poet, soldier, secret agent…as well as a gambler, great lover and seducer. His life evolved into a series of adventures and misadventures alternating between great extremes of luxury and destitution. Indeed, not many biographies in the world can beat the one of the real Casanova.
So, if you are eager to know more about the famous Italian lover, book your Casanova Museum tickets today!