In Casanova’s Footsteps: Rome–San Carlo al Corso

Sometimes we can read lengthy tales about what Casanova did in a particular location. Sometimes not. When he was in Rome in 1744, Casanova states that “as I was coming out of church after mass at San Carlo al Corso, I see the young man.” He is referring to the desperate lover of Barbaruccia, whom you have already read about. So you know this tale, and now you can see this church, whose full name is Sant’Ambrogio e Carlo al Corso.

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The exterior of San Carlo al Corso (Wikipedia image)

In Casanova’s 18th century, this church was relatively new, having been completed in the late 1600s. Compared to other churches in Rome, it is not a heavyweight in the artist category–no Michelangelos here. But it does  hold the distinction of being the church where the composer Franz Liszt married. I did not get the chance to visit this church on my last walk through Rome. Something to look forward to for next time!

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The church’s location

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