Quattro Minuti con Casanova: Baffo’s House

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On a windy day, my friend Adriano filmed this episode of Quattro Minuti con Casanova in Campo San Maurizio. Giorgio Baffo, (1694-1768) writer of licentious poems, was also a mentor and friend to Giacomo Casanova. Here at his house, the Palazzo Bellavista (or Bellavite), young Casanova shocked and impressed the dinner guests with his Latin translation. Click this link to hear more of the story.

Baffo’s House

I love how the plaque commemorating Baffo here at his palazzo calls him a “poet of love.” “He sang with the maximum liberty!” What a great line. You could maybe amend it to describe Casanova–“he lived with the maximum liberty.”Baffo 1

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For a poet known for his wit, this portrait is awfully serious.

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2 Responses to Quattro Minuti con Casanova: Baffo’s House

  1. Nancy Schwalen says:

    ” . . . he lived with maximum liberty.” Well, that’s one way of putting it. Ha ha.

  2. Yeah, definitely a great line!

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