Category Archives: Casanova

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

What Does a Navel Have to Do with Casanova?

Here is a curious item related to Casanova. My friend Marco sent me photos of a small medal cast in silver. At his request, it was commissioned and then created in 1998 by a Dutch association to honor Casanova. Roberto Ruggió … Continue reading

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Casanova Location Gets Recognized

A friend recently sent me this photo. I knew about this general location, where Casanova aided Bragadin after the party, but I didn’t know that someone had found the precise site of the former caffe. Or did they? Is this sign … Continue reading

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Dancing the Casanova Dance

  Scantily-clad ballet dancers? Okay! Casanova’s life has been depicted as numerous films, TV dramas, graphic novels, fiction, and cartoons. The latest–a ballet. Check out the website here: Casanova by Northern Ballet There’s a trailer, behind the scenes video, some stills … Continue reading

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New Book About Our Man C!

Laurence Bergreen’s new book about Casanova is finally available! It’s titled Casanova: The World of a Seductive Genius (just a little reminiscent of my own title, Seductive Venice: In Casanova’s Footsteps.) I got my copy a couple days ago and have … Continue reading

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Quattro Minuti con Casanova: Ramo de le Case Nove

What is the story behind Casanova’s last name? “Casanova” means “new house,” and today’s blog post is about the street of the new houses, which is just a coincidence. Will this video give you any answers about etymology? Probably not, … Continue reading

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December Book Sale!

In the spirit of giving gifts, I’m offering sale prices on my three Venice books for the month of December. Two dollars off each title! Visit each website to get this deal (which is not available if you buy at … Continue reading

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And Now from the BBC…

The BBC’s Culture page just published this piece assessing Casanova’s life–the truth, the myth, the legend. Click here: How Casanova’s Provocative Memoir Created a Legend And guess who they quote? Me!! How exciting is that?! The author, Hephzibah Anderson, contacted me … Continue reading

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