Venice Casanova Tour: Private tour to discover Casanova sites in Venice

Duration: approx. 2 hours   Location: Venice


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Why choose this experience?

1 To enrich your holiday with something truly original: a Casanova Venice trail to follow his steps with a private visit of his sites
2 Because you can retrace the life and adventures of one of the most famous personalities of the Venetian Republic in the places where they were are actually carried out
3 To discover the customs and traditions of eighteenth century Venice in a fascinating walking itinerary with a private guide

Please note: this is a private tour and the price is valid for a 2-hour guided visit for groups from 1 to 10 people. For groups over 10 participants please contact us

Are you dreaming of retracing the history of famous Giacomo Casanova ? Book now our unprecedented Casanova tour  in Venice, Italy: visit Casanova sites with a guide walking along his trails to discover the places that have seen the actions of the famous Venetian womanizer! A walk around Casanova's favorite city, where all the sites he frequented represent a kind of Casanova Venice museum.

Among the characters that populate the history of Venice, Casanova is definitely the most famous ... The star of countless love affairs, traveling through Europe of the Enlightenment, spy on behalf of the Serenissima Repubblica and tireless writer: Casanova certainly marked his era, becoming a symbol of the '700 Venetian period tied to the greatest glory of the Venetian Republic, but also to its worst vices and transgressions ... and  the century of moral decay, heralding the end of its long history.

An expert guide will take you to an exclusive private Casanova tour in Venezia, to help you discover the legendary life of Giacomo Casanova. A fascinating Casanova tour with a private guide to retrace the adventures of Giacomo Casanova in the places where they were actually carried out!

Our unprecedented Venice Casanova tour will begin at St. Mark's Square, under the Clock Tower: from here you explore further along the lively Mercerie, commercial arteries of Venice's past and present, to reach Campo San Bartolomeo. Along the way you can see the entrance of the famous ' Ridotto Venier'', a private room in which there was gambling and more ... Casanova loved these elegant salons and was a frequent visitor!

In Campo San Bartolomeo you will find yourself in the presence of another character symbol of the eighteenth century Venice:  Carlo Goldoni. The great playwright wrote several works in which the leading lady was Zanetta, the mother of our Giacomo.

After crossing the beautiful Rialto Bridge (who knows how many times Casanova crossed it to travel to some romantic encounter!), Casanova's itinerary in Venice will continue to the quarter of San Polo. A visit to the Rialto market, the destination of the final meeting for young Venetians after a night of feasting, before advancing to ancient Castelletto, the red lights district of Venice, and taking a break at the famous Osteria ‘Alle do Spade'' (or another osteria if this is closed), where Casanova spent a definitely unforgettable Carnival night. Here you can relax with a glass of wine and a shot, listening to more amazing adventures of the famous Venetian libertine.

From there, you will return to the Rialto market  crossing the Grand Canal by gondola and exploring Venice Casanova sites  in the quarter of Cannaregio: the house where C.C. , one of the great loves of Casanova lived; Fondamente Nove, from which Casanova embarked to reach the island of Murano, where another one of his many lovers lived, the nun M.M.; Palazzo Bragadin, which was Casanova's house in Venice for a long time since he was  protected by an influential senator of the Republic; and, finally, Campo Santa Maria Formosa, with the splendid Palazzo Querini Stampalia,  which was once the home of two great friends of Giacomo's, Angel and Andrea Querini, also members of Freemasonry.

If you are organizing your holidays in the city which was Casanova's home and you're searching for an original experience that will make your holidays unforgettable, this fascinating tour dedicated to Casanova sites in Venice could be what you need... Relive the adventures of Casanova in Venice and discover places and customs of the most transgressive and erratic period of the Serenissima! It will turn out to be a very entertaining experience.

Casanova's life told through the places that were the scene of his adventures: an extraordinary man, often relegated to the simple figure of Don Juan, who will surprise and enthrall you during a fascinating itinerary dedicated entirely to him! Discover Casanova's Venice, Italy!  Visit Casanova sites with a guide at your disposal and be seduced by the story and by the genius of this famous citizen of Venice!

The guided tour lasts approximately 2 hours and it is private, for a maximum of 10 participants.  You can book online and, at the end of the online booking procedure, you can download the voucher that you are required to print and show to your guide on the day of the tour. The voucher also includes a useful map to easily locate the meeting point. Shortly after your online reservation we will also email you our guide's mobile number to use in case of emergencies on the spot on the day of the tour.

If you want to enrich the tour including other Casanova sites or if you wish to do the tour in other languages that are not mentioned on this page, please contact us with a tailor-made request of our customized private guided tour of Venice. Please indicate the itinerary you chose (Venice Casanova Tour: Private tour to discover Casanova sites in Venice), the language you prefer (Greek, Spanish, Russian, Japanese, Chinese and German) and ask us to add one of the following visits:

  • Palazzo Querini Stampalia: The building in fact, considered one of the finest museums in Venice, even today shows the original construction of the magnificent eighteenth century mansions: you can stroll through the sumptuous lounges where Casanova used to meet his friends to talk about philosophy and literature, always escorted by our guide that will enrich your route with interesting explanations about the practices and traditions of that golden era.
  • Visit to the Leads prisons (subject to availability): You can include in your itinerary the cell where the poor Giacomo languished for 16 long months and follow the steps of Casanova's epic escape from prison on the night of All Saints' Day in 1756  and the nearby Bridge of Sighs which some travelers are used to calling Casanova Bridge in Venice as he was one of the most famous prisoners to cross it during his incredible escape. The prisons placed in the attic of the Palazzo Ducale are included in the path of the Secret Itineraries of the Doge's Palace, and also some rooms of the Palazzo Ducale generally not open to the public, a guided tour with a specialized guide, who will be accompanied by our guide. The small number of people estimated for this type of visit, at most 25, and the reduced number of daily departures make it necessary to book well in advance so, if you want to enrich your  Casanova tour in Venice with this particular visit, please send us a request with an at least three day- notice, to give us a chance to check service availability and better organize the tour.
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Important info


all year.

Departure point:

‘Yex' Change Office - Under the Clock Tower in St. Mark's Square.

Departure time

From 1 April to 31 October
2.30 pm

From 1 November to 31 March
11.00 am

Languages available

English: everyday
Italian: everyday
French: Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday

On request


The total price per service is €198.00, up to a maximum of 10 participants.


approx. 2 hours

  • Private guided tour
  • What is not specified under "Inclusions"
  • Optional visits indicated above (Palazzo Querini Stampalia, Secret Itineraries of the Doge’s Palace)
  • Tasting at the Osteria ' Alle due Spade’'
Additional information:

Before booking, please be advised that it is compulsory to print a paper copy of the voucher issued at the end of the online reservation and bring it with you the day of the tour.

No credit or refunds will be given in the case of a NO SHOW (if you don't show up at the meeting point at the time indicated on your voucher).

Shortly after your online reservation we will email you the mobile number of the guide you have been assigned, to use in case of emergencies on the spot on the day of the tour. For the same reason the guide will need your mobile number, so please provide us with one that you will have with you on the day of the tour in the form field you are required to fill in.

In case Osteria ‘Alle Due Spade’ is closed, you can stop for tastings at another traditional osteria chosen by the guide.

Please note that the tour does not include the visit to Palazzo Querini Stampalia and the Secret Itineraries of the Doge’s Palace. If you are interested in them, please send us an availability request by filling in our contact form.

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August 2016



Reviewed on 06 Sep `16 - Booking No. 1693180

'Casanova-Tour in German'

Venice Casanova Tour: Private tour to discover Casanova sites in Venice

The tour was really interesting and so much fun. Our guide was Barbara. She's fabulous!! - we learned a lot about Casanova and his background, the 18th century and Venice's history. And she told us some lovely anecdotes :)) I can really recommend this tour.

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