Category Archives: Casanova

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

In Casanova’s Footsteps: Rome–Teatro Alibert

Casanova mentions the Teatro Aliberti (also known as the Teatro Alibert and later as the Teatro delle Dame) only very briefly, not at all giving it its due as the powerhouse it was in Rome. You’ll remember C’s trials with … Continue reading

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La Morte di Casanova

Today being June 4, the date of Casanova’s death, it seemed like the perfect time to post this. Apparently there is some controversy about Casanova’s death, that he didn’t actually die on June 4, 1798. I reached out to Pablo … Continue reading

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Sharing: Barbara Lynn-Davis Interview

Tune in tomorrow (May 29) to hear a live interview with Barbara Lynn-Davis on Instagram. My life has intersected with Barbara’s in a number of ways–shared research, her contribution to First Spritz Is Free, and her participation on the author … Continue reading

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Casanova in Istria

Vrsar in Croatia is promoting travel with a Casanova Tour. Here’s their website and a link to their video. Casanova visited the area a couple times in his life, and the tourism board is trying to use this to its … Continue reading

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In Casanova’s Footsteps: Rome–Testaccio

Continuing my series of places Casanova visited in Rome…. You’ve already heard how Casanova was embroiled in the Barbaruccia affair. He met the Pope and consorted with various priests and cardinals. He learned French, which served him all his life. … Continue reading

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Live Chat this Friday!

I’ve been invited by the Casanova Museum and Experience in Venice to participate in their live chat series, and I invite you to listen in! They featured Ian Kelly, author of a biography on Casanova, a couple weeks ago. It … Continue reading

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I Teatri di Venezia

Some people actually like tests. Do you? If so, you should visit the Ca’ Golden museum in Venice. It has a room dedicated to Venice’s rich and important theater legacy. But the best part is the large map where you … Continue reading

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A Little Love Line from the Great Lover Himself

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In Casanova’s Footsteps: Rome–Villa Medici

The latest in my series of Casanova sites in Rome, which I visited with Adriano Contini in 2018. We saw some 18th century paintings of the Quirinale and Monte Cavallo, where Casanova first met Pope Benedict XIV. After the Pope’s … Continue reading

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Casanova the Turtle

Okay, followers of my blog will know that I’m often battling stereotypes of Giacomo Casanova as a ladykiller, get-’em-into-bed, notch-in-the-bedpost kind of lover. He liked women with brains, he liked the seduction, he liked to get to know women and … Continue reading

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