Carlo Goldoni’s House

9/10

25 Reviews

Carlo Goldoni’s House in Venice – a Civic Museum - houses an original exhibition dedicated to the life and works of the famous Venetian playwright. A unique visit, to get in touch with the innovative theatre of Goldoni at the Goldoni Museum: a mix of suspense, fantasy and intelligence that made him famous throughout the world.

On venetoinside.com you can buy the Museum Pass for Venice conveniently online – to access the many museums of Venice with just one ticket – or an individual ticket, thereby using the Venice Museum Pass skip the lines at the ticket counter at the museum.

In this sections you will find a wealth of information to help you organize your visit to the museum of Carlo Goldoni in Venice, Italy – opening times, closures and a description of the exhibition.

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Warning! You can visit the Carlo Goldoni’s House only purchasing one of the passes listed below

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Museum Pass
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Full price 25.00
Reduced 19.00

The MUSEUM PASS includes one entrance for: Museums of St Mark's Square (Doge's Palace; combined itinerary of Correr Museum, Archeological Museum, Monumental Rooms of the National Library); Ca' Rezzonico - Museum of 18th Century Art; Carlo Goldoni's House; Museum of Palazzo Mocenigo; Ca' Pesaro - International Gallery of Modern Art and the Oriental Art Museum; Natural History Museum; Glass Museum of Murano; Lace Museum in Burano.

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Carlo Goldoni’s House
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Full price 6.50
Reduced 5.00

The SINGLE TICKET for Carlo Goldoni's House includes one entrance to the permanent collections of the museum.

Please note that the temporary exhibitions of the museum may not be included in the single admission ticket.

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Casa di Carlo Goldoni in Venice visiting hours
Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays:
10.00am - 2.00 pm (last entrance 1.30pm)
Saturdays and Sundays:
10.00am - 5.00pm (last entrance 4.30pm)
Closed:
Wednesdays, 25 December, 1 January


Ca’ Centani, or Centanni is a valuable example of Venetian civil architecture of the 15th century, including a porch and an entrance hall with an outdoor staircase in the courtyard on the ground floor. The Gothic style of the building is evident especially in the exterior facade, where the visitor's attention is immediately drawn to the beautiful four-light window on the main floor.

Ca' Centani was owned by the Rizzi family and the only the sign of the family remaining is a hedgehog on the well in the courtyard.  Ca' Centani was also rented to several families before the paternal grandfather of Carlo Goldoni, Venice at the end of the 17th century. Carlo Goldoni was born on 25 February 1707, and lived here with his family until 1719 when it was donated to the City of Venice in 1931. Today Carlo Goldoni's House in Venice, Italy houses the Centre for Theatre Studies and the Goldoni Museum in Venice.

The Carlo Goldoni Museum is spread between the ground floor and rooms on the first floor, whereas the third floor houses the Central Library of Theatre Studies which boasts 30,000 books and documents and is one of the most comprehensive collections in the world.

The visit to the Casa di Carlo Goldoni in Venice begins from the porch, where the visitor is magically transported into the enchanting atmosphere of the 17th century Venetian period. On the walls there are illustrative panels depicting the life of Carlo Goldoni, while near the canal side door an educational board game shows on a detailed topographic map of Venice during the 18th century, the various Carlo Goldoni’s houses in the city and the location of many theatres of the time.

On the main floor of the Carlo Goldoni Museum there are a number of scene representations dedicated to the most famous works of Carlo Goldoni’s vast production. Each scene is presented with a short part of the text that inspired it and contains some original period furniture. On the walls are some of the works by Alessandro Falca, known as Longhi, that offer a genuine insight into the everyday life of the 18th century. Visitors to the Casa of Carlo Goldoni in Venice have the impression of entering in the represented works that, as the whole theatre of Carlo Goldoni, provide a sensitive and precise reproduction of Venetian society in the 18th century with a sense of nostalgia for a glorious era that was soon destined to end.

A visit to the Carlo Goldoni’s house in Venice, Italy occupies three rooms where eight different theatrical scenes have been recreated:

Carlo Goldoni’s House, Venice - Room 1

  • Act 1- Scene XIV of ‘The Conversation’. The scene shows Don Fabio, who arrives at the home of Madame Lindora. Lucrezia invites guests to enjoy a few games and starts a discussion on the main entertainments of the time.
  • Act I - Scene I ‘The Venetian Advocate’. In the second scene the lawyer Alberto Casaboni is examining a lawsuit at his desk when his friend Lelio arrives who invites him to have a conversation at the home of Beatrice. Of this reconstruction it is worth mentioning the splendid antique period desk and a portrait of Carlo Goldoni on the walls.
  • Act 3 - Scene VI of ‘The woman of grace’. The scene takes place in the Doctor's house, with Brighella and Harlequin. Here you can admire the original costume of one of the most famous Harlequins of the 19thcentury.
  • Act II - Scene IV, V and VI of ‘The dutiful daughter’. The scene presents Rosaura who informs Florindo, her lover, that she is already promised to Count Ottavio. The two lovers are discovered by her father Pantalone.
  • Act II - Scene V, VI of ‘La finta malata. In the last scene of the 1st room of Carlo Goldoni’s house we can see the young Rosaura who eats in secret from her friends, who are concerned for her amorous suffering.

Carlo Goldoni’s House, Venice - Room 2

  • Act II - Scene VII and VIII beginning of ‘Chi la fa l’aspetti’. In the scene, lunch is over and Lissandro calls the waiters to clear the table. The splendid paintings on the walls depict the life of the nobility of Venice at the time of Carlo Goldoni.

Room 3

  • Act I - Scene II and IV of ‘Il gioucatore. Florindo falls asleep at the games table while counting the gold pieces he had won and, when he wakes up, he begins to fantasize about winning even more. This scene presents as a very salient issue in Europe in the 18th century – that of addiction to gambling. You can also admire a rare, original copy of the table for the game of 'biribisso'.

In the 3rd room space is given to a puppet theatre, a splendid example of mastery achieved by the Venetian artisans both in imitating real life and in the bold mechanisms that move the puppets. The small theatre also represents the last scene of Carlo Goldoni's House: Act III - Scene XIII and XIV of 'The Servant of Two Masters'. Here, one can see Clarice who, after discovering the many misunderstandings triggered by the love that Silvio has for her, plays hard to get as Brighella enters, announcing the arrival of Beatrice dressed as a man.

On the walls you can see some scenes from paintings by Pietro Longhi, for which Carlo Goldoni harboured a deep admiration.

The visit to the Carlo Goldoni’s House ends in the Video Archive, where visitors can attend the screening of a documentary film about Carlo Goldoni.

25 reviews for Carlo Goldoni’s House

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9/10
9/10

Chris

September 2016

Mature couple

UNITED STATES

Reviewed on 12 Oct `16 - Booking No. 16108923

'Much Value'

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We were only in Venice long enough to see a couple of the museums on the pass, but Dodges Palace was worth the price alone.

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9.5/10

KLW

August 2016

Mature couple

UNITED KINGDOM

Reviewed on 12 Sep `16 - Booking No. 1687093

'So easy'

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Museum Pass

Very straight forward ticket collection with voucher at Doge's Palace early in morning before the queues had built up and then easy to access some very interesting museums included on pass. All had great facilities and very well kept informative collections. Places we managed to visit over a long weekend were: The amazing Doge's Palace, surprisingly large Correr Museum, fascinating Glass Museum on Murano, classy Casa Pesara (Modern Art and Japanese artefacts), beautiful Ca Rezzonico (18th Century palazzo). Fully recommend buying a Museum pass and I would do it again.

Strenghts

Ease of collection; peace of mind, value for money; several beautiful museums well worth seeing

Weaknesses

Some museums were not included but are on the map i.e The Clock Tower. Also two museums are within the Correr Museum anyway (Archaeology/Library)


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Dear KLW,

thank you for your kind and detailed review! As for the museums included, please consider that they are indicated both online and on the voucher issued at the end of the online reservation. On the voucher there is no map showing the museums, so it is not clear to us where you found the map with museums not included in the Museum Pass. Please send us further detail at info@insidecom.it.

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9/10

Sossie

August 2016

Mature couple

UNITED KINGDOM

Reviewed on 07 Sep `16 - Booking No. 1685845

'Museum Passes'

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Once again I booked tickets for the Museum pass and this was made very easy. I would recommend this site.

Strenghts

Everything simple to use and was a bonus on our holiday.

Weaknesses

No weaknesses.

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9/10

lisboa

August 2016

Young couple

PORTUGAL

Reviewed on 27 Aug `16 - Booking No. 1680210

'myname'

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Good

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SavvyTraveller

June 2016

Family with children

UNITED STATES

Reviewed on 14 Jul `16 - Booking No. 1658933

'Welcome to the 21st Century'

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Museum Pass

We purchased 4 tickets on-the-go. Afterwards we realized that we needed to print them but, of course, the museums don't have the facilities and the people who were working there the day of were rather dismissive of our predicament. Almost 100 Euro straight down the drain. Even with the emailed confirmation we were barred entry and, in this age of digital technology, that was completely inexcusable.


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Dear SavvyTraveller,

we are deeply sorry about what happened. Unfortunately a paper copy of the voucher is required by the Venice Civic Museums and therefore we have to comply with their official regulations. The necessity to print the voucher is specified on venetoinside.com before the beginning of the online reservation procedure, as we are transparent in conveying this important information to our customers… We regret you missed this important detail but hope that your comment will help other travellers to avoid the same omission.

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10/10

Ella

June 2016

Mature couple

UNITED STATES

Reviewed on 28 Jun `16 - Booking No. 1653675

'Museum Pass in Venice'

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Museum Pass

Great pass and were able to see everything we wanted to while skipping the line. Enjoyed the Doge's Palace very much!

Strenghts

skip the line

Weaknesses

-

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9.5/10

Mart

June 2016

Mature couple

GERMANY

Reviewed on 23 Jun `16 - Booking No. 1649257

'Museum Pass'

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Museum Pass

No problems to visit the museums! No waiting period!

Strenghts

Good price-performance ratio!

Weaknesses

More museums for a second visit!

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10/10

Mel

May 2016

Young couple

FRANCE

Reviewed on 23 May `16 - Booking No. 1634027

'Ms'

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Museum Pass

excellent, made us gain a lot of valuable time to ship the lines in major museums

Strenghts

-

Weaknesses

can't be used to acces the Campanile


Reply by venetoinside.com Staff

Dear Mel,

we are pleased you appreciated the ticket! Please note that the Museum Pass allow you to access only the museums of the Fondazione Musei Civici Veneziani listed both online and on the voucher issued at the online reservation… the Bell Tower is not included!

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8/10

Jude

May 2016

Group of friends

UNITED STATES

Reviewed on 22 May `16 - Booking No. 1620576

'It was all right.'

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Museum Pass

This pass will get you into a long line of people with reservation . It was funny to see people w/o tickets or reservation to get in three time faster. So please do not have illusions, Venice is an extremely crowded place.

Strenghts

You fell better prepared when have an entry voucher.

Weaknesses

None

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8.5/10

AR

April 2016

Young couple

NETHERLANDS

Reviewed on 11 May `16 - Booking No. 1621615

'Recommended pass'

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Museum Pass

My husband and I got the pass for the main museums in the island after hearing they tend to be quite crowded. We are happy we did. The pass allowed us to do as much as wanted in the first days of our trip, skipping long lines efficiently, which allowed us to have a couple of extra days to do as pleased and explored the less know location of this famous city. For the price and efficiency is totally recommendable.

Strenghts

Easy Good price

Weaknesses

Most places asked for the printed version


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Dear AR,

we are pleased you appreciated the Museum Pass! As for the necessity of a paper copy of the voucher, please note that we are only a reseller of museum tickets and therefore we have to comply with the official regulations of Fondazione Musei Civici Veneziani, that requires a printed voucher.

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