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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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Radio Casanova

France Culture radio has just offered a series of four episodes exploring Casanova’s life, as interviews with top Casanovists. Click on each link to read the full description or listen to the interview, all of which are in French. What … Continue reading

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A Complicated Relationship with Venice

Like the relationship between many lovers, Casanova’s association with his birth city was complicated. In his theatricality, in his pleasures, in his secret ways, Casanova was a genuine Venetian. Yet the close-knit community, where gossip traveled swiftly and eyes peered … Continue reading

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Casanova, the Perfume

Blogger Mr. Drink Wine Today tipped me off about this Casanova perfume by Grenoville. It’s a vintage scent, which I was able to purchase on eBay from a guy who inherited his father’s antique warehouse full of stuff. So I … Continue reading

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The Letter–An Update

Since my last post, I received more information regarding the Casanova letter I showed. Here is a transcription by Furio Luccichenti: Ieri ho avuto la lettera di mio fratello vi recherá sollievo sapere che sarà presto a Vienna. Egli mi … Continue reading

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In His Dressing Gown and Nightcap

“The first known devotee of this modern way of travelling [by carriage] is Giacomo Casanova. This quite clearly means that the adventurer from Venice and world famous lover was also the first great user of the modern private carriage of … Continue reading

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