Secrets of Venice Carnival and the Life And Times Of Giacomo Casanova

Duration: approx. 2 hours 

Location: Venice


Why choose this experience?

1 To get in touch with the intriguing figure of Giacomo Casanova, Venice’s 18th century most famous libertine and discover the places that witnessed his adventures
2 To hear anecdotes, interesting stories and historical facts about the famous Carnival of Venice
3 Because this is a truly original experience where all participants will wear a costume, including the guide, to discover Venice during the buzzling days of the Carnival

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Important information


16, 18 and 22 February 2020

Departure point:

Outside La Fenice Theater, near the well

Departure time

2.00 pm

Languages available



Full: € 45.00

No reductions are foreseen.

approx. 2 hours
  • Guided tour
  • Cappuccino and fritters
  • Entries to buildings visited only from outside
  • What is not specified under "Inclusions"
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).

This is a collective tour, which means there might be other participants taking part in the tour with you, up to a maximum of 25 participants.

Please arrive at the meeting point at least 10 minutes before the tour departure time. 

You are required to wear a mask, a full costume or just a mask and a hat.

In exceptional cases and/or reasons of force majeure (i.e. acts of nature, strikes, exceptional closures,serious unexpected events or health problems experienced by the person in charge with the service after which it is really impossible to find a substitute) the service you booked might be cancelled. If this should happen, you will be informed as soon as possible and, according to the type of service you booked, you will have the possibility to choose between postponing the service on the first date available or receiving a total refund of the price paid, if the cancellation policy of the service itself allows a refund.

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Full description

The secrets of Venice Carnival and the fascinating life of Giacomo Casanova is the guided tour that you have always dreamed of! Thanks to this novel experience, you will be able to retrace the life events of the famous Venetian Don Giovanni in the company of an authorized guide ... You will discover the places that formed the background to his actions and you will hear intriguing stories about the carnival in the 18th century, the most extravagant and raucous time of the Serenissima!

Among the various characters linked to the collective imagination of this fascinating period, Giacomo Casanova (1725- 1798) is surely the most famous... A thrill-seeker, dreamer, writer, but especially libertine lover, he is undoubtedly one of the symbols of Venice in the 1700s. As the protagonist of countless gallant encounters, Casanova influenced more than anybody else Venice’s history in the 18th century, an opulent and carefree time, during which eccentricity and transgression were sought to dwindle the omens of the imminent end of the Republic of Venice.

An experienced tour guide will accompany you through Venice’s alleyways on an exclusive itinerary to discover the legendary life of Giacomo Casanova: a fascinating journey to retrace his adventures in the places where they actually took place

The adventure will start outside La Fenice Theater where you will meet your guide, dressed up in a vintage costume. An experienced connoisseur of the area, she will accompany you on a journey back in time, retracing the libertine mischiefs of the Venetian nobleman to fully relive the magic of his myth in the places where he actually spent his life and come into contact with the atmosphere of the carnival in the 18th century in Venice.

Thanks to this novel tour, the carnival of Venice will no longer conceal secrets for you! Get ready to feel enthralled by the explanations of the guide and discover intriguing stories linked to Venice’s craziest merrymaking of the year, today as in the past ...

Do not miss out on the opportunity to learn about the original purpose of masks, used to conceal one’s identity and let go of all inhibitions... In Venice, the Carnival was certainly the best time to let excitement and revelry run free!

The best way to recall the excesses of the 18th century carnival is to retrace Giacomo Casanova's steps! The tour will wind through the places where his adventures were unfolded, between Campo Sant'Angelo and Campo Santo Stefano to contemplate the places where he was born and lived. This incredible tour will also give you the chance to admire from outside the house of Giorgio Baffo, a well-known erotic poet of the time who was responsible for introducing Casanova to a dissolute and passionate life.

Let yourself be enchanted by the guide’s stories on Ridotto, the first Casino in Venice frequented by the rich aristocracy of the time, but also by Casanova himself who used to visit it to seek fun with gambling and enjoy amorous encounters... There will also be anecdotes dedicated to female figures who were complicit in his seduction game: the courtiers. Beautiful and very often highly educated, courtiers were able to gain prominence with the only resource given to them by their fate: charm ... A powerful weapon if exploited by a witted mind capable of taking advantage of male weaknesses...

The story and adventures of Casanova through the places that have contributed to his fame in an itinerary imbued with captivating tales narrated by a passionate and enthusiastic guide who will reveal the many interesting facts on the character who is a symbol of Venice in the 18th century.

The tour will end with a pleasant stop (included in the cost of the activity) at a renowned cafeteria in Venice, where cappuccino and fritters – the traditional Carnival sweets in Venice - will await you.

Do not miss out on this incredible opportunity to relive the adventures of Casanova in Venice and discover the secrets of the Venetian carnival! Reserve your place by booking online now, the visit is open only to a small and exclusive group of participants!

The visit will start in front of La Fenice Theater (near the well). You will be able to recognize the guide by the sign with the name of the tour. You are required to wear a mask, a full costume or just a mask and a hat.

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