Category Archives: Casanova

Research and other tidbits on Giacomo Casanova’s life and adventures in La Serenissima.

Venice, My Muse: An Interview with Rita Bottoms

Venice brought us together. Rita and I met through my blog and developed an online friendship until we met in person last year to attend the Casanova exhibition together last year in San Francisco. Since we live only about 45 … Continue reading

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Casanova’s Love Elixir

More than once in his memoirs, Casanova writes about enjoying a nice cup of hot chocolate, which he mentions more often than coffee. Capitalizing on that idea, Caffe Florian in Venice’s Piazza San Marco is offering a special Valentine’s Day … Continue reading

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Casanova In Place: A Symposium in Venice, June 2019

I am thrilled to announce an upcoming symposium for the study of Giacomo Casanova! I’ve been working on this since last summer, and registration is now open. The symposium runs from 28-30 June, with optional excursions on the 27th and … Continue reading

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Culture Salon

My publisher, Giovanni DiStefano at Supernova Edizioni in Venice, attended the Salone della Cultura in Milan,┬áthis past weekend, January 19-20, 2019. And guess what–those are my books on his table, for everyone to see! Here’s a view of the hall, … Continue reading

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Venice, My Muse: An Interview with Andrea Perego

This month you’ll meet another person fascinated with both Venice and Casanova. Andrea Perego is a Berlin-based Italo-Australian journalist and writer.┬áHe lived in Sydney where he worked as a broadcaster journalist for SBS Radio, and in Venice, where he earned … Continue reading

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Quattro Minuti con Casanova: Teatro Sant’Angelo

I haven’t posted a Quattro Minuti episode in a while, so here’s a new one to start your new year! The last two posts featured other theaters that Casanova was connected to: Teatro Goldoni and Teatro Benedetto. In today’s video, … Continue reading

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Last Minute Shopping?

For that person who has everything…or so you think! I bet they don’t have this: A Casanova candle! It’s described as a “timeless treasure.” Until it melts! Happy holidays and happy shopping to all those Casanova aficionados out there. But … Continue reading

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