Quattro Minuti con Casanova: Sant’Iseppo

On Ughi’s 1729 map, you can see the Church of Sant’Iseppo. Behind it are various gardens that no longer exist. This is now a working class neighborhood where many Venetians live.

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Today’s Casanova story took place in these gardens, where the famed lover put the moves on a young (very young) girl named Barbarina. They went on a picnic, sanctioned by Barbarina’s mother, and at one point Barbarina climbed a fig tree while Casanova stood beneath. Love apparently followed.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F97hI5Na7Wc

(Sorry for the typo on the YouTube video where I mistakenly called  it San Iseppo.)

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One Response to Quattro Minuti con Casanova: Sant’Iseppo

  1. Nancy Schwalen says:

    What a story!! I didn’t know whether to laugh or choke.

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